My general studies courses prepared me for the world because they increased in me knowledge and humility. The knowledge I acquired through my general studies (especially history courses) has provided me with confidence in comprehending and delivering my content as a teacher. At Emmaus, I learned much more about history, math, science, literature, and the Bible and started to see the connection between them. This has enabled me to become a well-rounded educator. The courses also taught me humility by showing me how much I still did not know or comprehend of subjects like history. I confidently joined Emmaus thinking I knew alot. I left Emmaus humbled and reminded of my ignorance in many things. This has kept me from arrogance as a teacher and has led me to security in the all-knowing God.
General Education. Christian Worldview.
Students will learn and develop critical thinking skills (reading, writing, evaluation, etc.) in a series of general studies classes similar to what they would take at any other institution, with the chief exception that these courses will be taught from and in demonstration of a biblical worldview. In other words, history is "His" Story. Science is a method that teaches us to stand in awe of the God who made all things. Mastering the arts of reading, writing, and speaking are meant to not only train us to be successful in life, but more importantly to be able to understand, know, and share about God's world and will.
Emmaus general studies programs will be taught distinctly and intentionally from a Christian worldview.
- Professors in the program are passionate about their content not only as an avenue for learning content, but as a means of growing to know Jesus more
- Care will be taken to demonstrate both Christian and secular perspectives on a variety of topics in order to prepare students to engage humbly and effectively in secular and/or Christian occupations
- Simply put, taking a general studies course at Emmaus should meet all of the requirements of a secular institution, yet with the added bonus of helping learners to know their Savior better.
Are you interested in completing your general studies education from a Christian worldview? Our general studies program will demonstrate how God is the centerpiece of math, science, history, and English. We seek to broaden and deepen your understanding of the world and equip you with the foundational knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be a productive contributor to society.
The Associate of Arts in General Studies can be used as a bridge to many different academic programs and career opportunities. Some examples are:
- Administrative assistant
- Project Coordinator
- Bank Teller
- Office Manager
- Sales and Marketing Director
- Park Guide
- Museum Curator