Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Jul 23, 2019  
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

History, Political Science, and Humanities


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Randy Wood, Chairperson

Art

Assistant Professor John Simmons
Assistant Professor Mary Mathias-Dickerson

History

Professor Robert Barnett
Associate Professors Daniel Hoffman, John Coats and Jason Ward

Humanities

Professor Randy Wood
Assistant Professor Aaron Johnson
Assistant Professor Mary McCampbell
Lecturer Jared Wielfaert

Political Science

Associate Professor Steve Swindle
Assistant Professor Thomas Pope
Assistant Professor Nicole Velasco

Disciplines

Art
History
Humanities
Political Science

The History, Political Science and Humanities Department has as its mission preparing students for occupations such as law, teaching and international work, as well as entrance into graduate and professional schools. We believe our students should be taught from a Christian perspective and should plan to be involved in vocations that fulfill the great commission of Jesus. A broad liberal arts undergraduate education should expand the students’ understanding of their own historical context, increase their knowledge of political issues and facilitate their adjustment to a rapidly changing social world by preparing them to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity all from within a Biblical worldview. We offer majors in History, Humanities, Art and Political Science. Teacher licensure can be obtained in history with an emphasis in political science or economics for 7th through 12th grade. Minors include history, humanities, Art and political science.

Art

A major or minor in Art with an emphasis in Studio or Graphic Design gives students hands-on experience that helps equip them for the work force or for graduate school. The classes offered in Art help students develop their talents and experience in a variety of media, both traditional and electronic that should prove useful in their career development.

History

Students electing to major in history have the opportunity to select from a varied field of study designed to provide instruction and direction that will enable graduates to succeed in future endeavors such as graduate programs and professional careers. The program also offers students the opportunity to gain teacher licensure. Students are taught to think critically, to communicate (in both written and verbal form) in an articulate manner, and to respect opinions and ideas unlike their own. Finally, the program seeks to instill in students an appreciation of their own history as well as the histories of others.

Humanities

The Humanities major offers a multi-disciplinary foundation for understanding and appreciating the western cultural tradition. All humanities students explore various expressions of western literature, philosophy, music and the fine arts within their original historical contexts, in relation to one another, and in relation to modern institutions and cultures. The major offers its students the opportunity to specialize in one of three concentrations: Classical Studies, Modern and Contemporary Studies, and Philosophy.

Political Science

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science is designed to prepare the students for numerous post graduation experiences. The most obvious of these include government services, graduate school in political science and law school. In addition, this degree provides students with the skills necessary to compete in such widely diverse career fields as public and international affairs, campaign management, lobbying and issue advocacy and many others.

Programs of Study

The Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities offers the following programs of study:

Degree   Major   Code

B.A.
B.S.
B.A. 
B.S.
B.S.
B.A. 
B.A.

    

Art
Art (Teacher Licensure, Grades, K-12)
History 
History (Economics Emphasis, Teacher Licensure, Grades 7-12)
History (Political Science Emphasis, Teacher Licensure, Grades 7-12)
Humanities 
Political Science

 

   

ARTSV.BA
ARTSV.BST
HSTRY.BA
HESTY.BST
HSTRY.BST
HUMNS.BA
POLSC.BA

 

Minor

The Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities offers minors in History, Political Science, Art and Humanities . A minimum of 18 hours is required for all minors.

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