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The classics minor instructs students in the religion, art, architecture, laws, philosophies, governments, and languages of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, helping them understand and articulate a Christian perspective of truth and life.
The history major provides students with a solid foundation in American and world history, geography, research, and writing, while also allowing students to study their preferred time periods, regions, and historical themes. Upon graduation, students are equipped for numerous career paths that call for reasoning, the ability to analyze complex problems, well-developed writing skills, and familiarity with a variety of cultures.
The history minor instructs students on human possibilities and limits through studies in American, European, and world history, in order to equip them to make solid decisions that are grounded in the human experience.
International Relations Major
The international relations major teaches students how to make sense of global events, how both peaceful interaction and political crises shape the world, and how to articulate Christian perspectives on relations between peoples and nations. Upon graduation, students are prepared for roles in government, including foreign policy formulation or analysis, as well as vocations in international business and trade, foreign aid and development, military and security policy, and international law.
International Relations Minor
The international relations minor instructs students in international politics, history, geography, and diplomacy, in order to prepare them to become effective community leaders.
Political Science Major
The political science major furnishes students with a solid foundation in American government, politics, history, and classical and modern political thought, preparing them to take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world. Upon graduation, students enter careers in government, research, policy, law, military, and law enforcement.
Political Science Minor
The political science minor instructs students in classical and modern political thought, American politics, and international relations, in order to prepare them to become advocates for truth and justice in their nation and the world.
The prelaw minor instructs students in political science, criminal law, constitutional law, and political philosophy, in order to ready them for the rigors of law school.
Social Science Major
The social science major supplies students with an integrated study of the social sciences—history, political science, geography, economics, sociology, and psychology—which helps them develop analytical skills, comparative perspectives, critical judgment, and a knowledge base about the world. Upon graduation, students will have completed a subject-matter program in social science approved the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, allowing them to bypass the CSET exam and begin pursuing teaching at the high school or junior high school level.
Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.