Dr. Cheryl D. Clark
Barnhart, Driessen, Gauthier, Harper, Johnston, Purdy, Reid, Whitlock
Inspired by and consistent with the mission of Louisiana College as a Christian liberal arts college, the mission of the Division of Humanities is to cultivate students’ personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth and to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. Through the study of literature and languages, students obtain knowledge of human culture and explore the meaning and significance of human existence. Humanities courses provide students with historical perspective, increase cultural awareness, and highlight the great insights and inspirations of the past that have formed the culture of the present. Complex issues and concepts about what it means to be human, the human experience, and the human condition are examined through the lens of a Christian worldview that encourages students to integrate learning into a meaningful framework in harmony with Christian faith and beliefs. The Division ultimately educates students to embody knowledge, hone critical and analytical thinking, possess dynamic oral and written communication skills, embrace creativity, and practice ethical behavior. Such emphasis fosters rational thought, intellectual growth, scholastic excellence, and personal responsibility. The focus on critical thinking and communication skills, the exposure to great works of literature, and the fundamental understanding of languages and the culture provide the student with the resources and behaviors to pursue service to God and others.
The English requirement in the Central Curriculum is based on three courses that form a writing-intensive sequence of literary study. EN 101 concentrates on increasing fluidity of expression, developing a natural and thoughtful individual style and integrating grammatical correctness. EN 102 moves the student from personal, reflective writing to persuasive writing, strengthening ability to focus on a significant thesis and develop a clearly reasoned essay. EN 200 or EN 201 provides additional practice in persuasive writing with an emphasis on the longer, more complex, documented essay.
Each student entering the College Writing Program must present ACT scores. Students whose performance in English indicates the need for additional preparation will be required to take EN 091 before enrolling for EN 101 .
The division offers the following degrees: