Humanities Core


WHEN SARAH MARTIN ’02 arrived at Warner Pacific as a freshman in 1998, she figured she had the smarts to handle anything the college could offer. Then her sophomore year arrived and the room started spinning, due in part to a certain humanities course by the name of War and Peace. With its integration of phi- losophy, literature, history, and ethics, the course was unlike any Martin had ever seen. And as the first stop in the College’s Humanities Core Curriculum, it pushed her to rethink the purpose of her college education.

“It knocked my socks off,” said Martin, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington. “I remember doing a three-piece assignment looking at a situation of war and peace in your own life, putting [in] informa- tion about strategies of warfare, as well as the study of philosophy, and starting to look at your own story within that lens…It made me rebuild who I was as a person of depth.”


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