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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Open the door to a wide range of challenging career opportunities.

About the Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities will prepare you to be innovative and creative in a wide range of careers. It will teach you to think critically and analytically, to communicate your ideas, become an informed citizen of the world, and prepare you for a wide range of challenging career opportunities.

Why enrol in BA Humanities with us?

  •  You will gain the understanding, awareness and abilities to face real global issues and to effectively communicate creative and innovative solutions in a multicultural, Christian context.
  • You will be able to take advantage of the unique opportunity to study literature where it was inspired and written, to experience history where events actually happened, and to study the Bible in the languages it was written in.
  • You can add value to your degree at Newbold by taking external exams in the Performing Arts area, such as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Certificate, and music certificates from the Royal Schools of Music and the London Colleges of Music.

Your future matters.

  •  This course will equip you with a variety of analytical and academic and project management skills
  •  Upon completing this degree, you will develop important skills such as critical self-awareness, broad sympathies, and imaginative problem-solving
  • You will grow in awareness of, and sensitive to, the human condition and the changing relationships of individuals to their historical and cultural contexts
  • You can expect this pattern of study to prepare you for a wide range of careers and future study options in areas such as arts management, education, media, public relations, advertising and the not-for-profit sector, and administration

The course breakdown

BA IN HUMANITIES

Your academic years

Year One

Year One is usually the entry point for those who are eligible for advanced standing (this will depend on the entry requirements you meet). You will begin immediately to undertake work on your chosen areas of emphasis, although you may also choose to study further general education and general electives, if applicable.

 

Year Two

In Year Two you will continue to progress through the more advanced modules within your areas of emphasis. You should try to complete any remaining general education and elective requirements during this year of study.

 

Year Three

In your final year you will complete any remaining modules from your areas of emphasis, and you will also undertake the two 3-credit research modules. You will choose a topic, or combination of topics, drawn from either one or both of your emphasis areas, to demonstrate research skills resulting in extended essay writing. These final modules will form the pinnacle of the undergraduate degree and demonstrate independent extensive research skills supported by assigned supervision.

To fulfil the requirements of this course you will complete:

  • A Humanities major, worth 42 credits, including:
    – 36 from two complete areas of emphasis (18 credits each)
    – 6 credits of research modules
  • Up to 46 credits of elective modules
    – taken from within the areas of emphasis that you did not complete as part of your Humanities major, and identified in consultation with the programme leader
    – the number of elective credits that you will take will depend on the number of your general education credits
  • A minimum of 36 credits of general education modules
    – The number of general education credits that you will take will depend on the number of elective credits that you will take as well as your entry requirements
  • Up to 32 credits of general education credits might be covered by students whose basis of admission is A levels (or equivalent).
  • General Education - Sample Modules

    Intake: If you are planning on completing the programme in 4 years, you will begin at this stage. See ‘Entry Requirements’ for more information.

    If you are enrolled in the four year degree programme, your first year will serve as a foundation year in which you will take a very broad set of lower division modules (defined by 100 and 200 level codes). During this year, you will develop your reading, writing, research and communications skills so that you will be fully equipped to undertake undergraduate studies.

    In so doing, you will gain a broad knowledge base in areas such as English literature and composition, history, fine arts, algebra, religion, science and health principles.

    • 3: ENGL115 - English Composition I
    • 3: COMM104 - Communication Skills
    • 3: MATH165 - College Algebra
    • 3: ANTH200 - Cultural Anthropolgy
    • 3: PSYC101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • 3: HLED110 - Health Principles
    • 3: RELG360G - Mission and Volunteerism
    • 4: BIOL208 - Environmental Science
    • 4: PHYS110 - Astronomy (online via Andrews 4University)
    • 12: BIBL211 - Modern Foreign Language Challenge OR Greek I
    • 3: IDSC205 - Introduction to Fine Arts I
    • 3: IDSC206 - English Literature Modules
    • 3: IDSC206 - History Modules
    • 12: IDSC206 - Religion Modules
  • Humanities Emphasis - Performing Arts

    Study musical and dramatic performance as well as experience concerts and performances in London’s world-famous musical and theatrical venues. This area of emphasis will improve your music and drama skills and enhance your ability to deliver musical and dramatic performances. This emphasis also fulfils 3 credits of the History of Music and Art general education requirement.

    To complete this emphasis, you will choose 18 credits from the following modules:

     

     

     

    • 3: - Music Theory I: Intro to Harmony
    • 1: MUCT151 - Ear Training
    • Varies:

      *The code for this module will differ depending on what year of study you are in.

      MUPF* - Applied Music
    • 1: MUPF397 - Junior Recital
    • 1-2: MUPF497 - Senior Recital
    • 3: IDSC205 - Introduction to Fine Arts I
    • 3: IDSC206 -  Introduction to Fine Arts II
    • 3: ENGL425 - Literary Topics: Shakespeare Drama Workshop
    • 1: MUPF135 - Computer Competency Test
  • Humanities Emphasis - English Literature

    Develop a comprehensive understanding of English authors – from the works of William Shakspeare, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens through to
    T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon- Avon, the home of Jane Austen in Chawton, of Virginia Woolf in Sussex, and the famous eating houses and homes of Tolkien and Lewis in Oxford.

    To complete this emphasis, you will study the following modules:

    • 3:

      *You will normally take ENGL225A and ENGL478A at the same time, and ENGL225B and ENGL478B at the same time.

      ENGL225A - Studies in Literature: Text on Film and Location I
    • 3: ENGL225B - Studies in Literature: Text on Film and Location II
    • 3: ENGL478A - English Study Tour A
    • 3: ENGL478B - English Study Tour B
    • 3: ENGL425H - Literary Topics: C. S. Lewis, Literature and the Religious Life
    • 3: ENGL425I - Literary Topics: Shakespeare Drama Workshop
  • Humanities Emphasis - Ancient Languages

    Learn to read the Bible in the original languages:Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament. You will reach an intermediate level of Greek and obtain a sound working knowledge of Hebrew.

    To complete this emphasis, you will choose 18 credits from the following modules, bearing in mind that some modules may have prerequisites.

    • 3: BIBL211 - Greek I
    • 3: BIBL212 - Greek II
    • 3: BIBL313 - Greek III
    • 3: RELB360T - Studies in the Gospels
    • 3: BIBL341 - Hebrew I
    • 3: BIBL342 - Hebrew II
    • 3: BIBL427 - Hebrew Exegesis
    • 3: RELB474 - Advanced Study in Old Testament Prophets
  • Humanities Emphasis - Religious Studies

    Through this area of emphasis you will explore the contextualisation of biblical documents and their interpretation. You will also examine the major developments in western philosophy, and consider how the Judeo-Christian tradition confronts the moral complexities of a highly technical society.

    Further, you will gain insights into the interpretation of prophecy, apocalyptic imagery and symbols, and you will study the Pentateuch and the books of the writing prophets.

    To complete this emphasis, you will study the following modules:

     

    • 3: RELG360C - Foundations in Biblical Studies
    • 3: RELG360H - History of Western Thought
    • 3: RELT340 - Religion and Ethics in Modern Society
    • 3: RELB406 - Studies in Daniel and Revelation
    • 3: RELB216 - Law and Writings
    • 3: RELB274 - Prophet Writings of the Old Testament
  • Humanities Emphasis - British History

    Explore the Tudor and Stuart period, tracing the English Reformation from Henry VIII through to the English Civil War and the 1688 Restoration. Look, too, at the historical events from Imperial Britain and King George I through to Elizabeth II. You will study topics such as the Industrial Revolution, social reforms, the ‘crisis of faith’, and World Wars I and II.

    To complete this emphasis, you will take thefollowing 18 credits of modules:

    • 3: HIST437F - Reformation to Revolution
    • 3: HIST437G - Empire to Entropy
    • 3: HIST378A - History Study Tour A
    • 3: HIST378B - History Study Tour B
    • 3: HIST345 - Anglo-Saxon Britain
    • 3: HIST404 - Adventist Heritage

Entry Requirements

Our mission is to provide quality higher education and unlock our students’ potential from all educational backgrounds. Here are our entry requirements.

THREE YEAR PROGRAMME

To apply to complete this programme in three years, you will need:

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (including Maths and English), or equivalent
  • 2 A-levels, or equivalent

To be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the academic year

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient standard of the language to study. Please click here for details.

FOUR YEAR PROGRAMME

To apply to complete this programme in three years, you will need:

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (including Maths and English), or equivalent
  • To be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the academic year

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient standard of the language to study. Please click here for details.