The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities at Texas Baptist College offers education for life—that is, for living the truly human life; the life of virtue, of purpose, and of properly ordered desires and longings made possible by Jesus (John 10:10). This degree explores the questions and ideas of the classical and Christian liberal arts tradition to shape students into persons who flourish in whichever vocational context to which they may be called. Building on a core of courses in history, biblical studies, theology, and the great ideas of Western thought, Humanities majors are given the freedom to choose advanced courses that further prepare them for their unique pursuits.
Students complete the Missions Practicum requirements on-the-field. Approximately one year prior to the Missions Practicum, students choose a specific International Missions Board (IMB) “Hands On” assignment under the supervision of the Missions Practicum’s Academic Supervisor. Prior to departure, the Academic Supervisor meets regularly with the Missions Practicum students, preparing them for every aspect of the approximately five-month overseas experience. While on location, an IMB Field Supervisor oversees and guides the student toward achieving the Missions Practicum three academic goals:1.) Practical missions field experience (9 hours)2.) Basic field-language acquisition (3 hours)3.) Learning to communicate biblical truth cross-culturally (3 hours).When students return from the field the Academic Supervisor conducts a Post-Trip Meeting evaluating the student’s Missions Practicum performance.
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