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Humanities and Teacher Education Division


Our Humanities and Teacher Education Division designs curriculum to develop our students' appreciation of the breadth of their cultural heritage, while increasing their cultural experience and sensitivity. Students specialize in one area of the humanities, encouraging them to appreciate the interrelationship of all areas of human thought while providing pre-professional enrichment.


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Jennifer Smith tutoring students

Our undergraduate majors and minors provide students with a grounded liberal arts education and foundation for analyzing the human experience.

Special Programs

Great Books Colloquium

Paul Contino leading a great books class

The Great Books Colloquium is an integrated series of four courses in which students read and discuss some of the most influential, thought-provoking, and enjoyable books ever written.

Social Action and Justice

students painting wall for peace, hope, and justice

SAAJ is a four-course, interdisciplinary program focused on issues of human rights, wealth and poverty, religion and culture, and the role of media in shaping social movements.

Teacher Education

Student teacher helping a student with a worksheet

The Teacher Preparation Program at Seaver College is a four-year integrated program in which students pursue their bachelor's degree and their teaching credential simultaneously.


Western culture painting

The three-course humanities sequence (HUM 111, 212, & 313) grounds students’ understanding of the contemporary world in the study of Western culture from ancient times to the present.

Student Opportunities

Graduate Program

Students watching a performance

MFA in Screenwriting

This two-year program prepares students to become cultural leaders in the entertainment industry. Hollywood professionals train and support students in courses that examine the storyteller in conversation with contemporary culture.





Contact Us

Humanities & Teacher Education
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

P: 310.506.4225
Office: CAC 300

Stella Erbes
Divisional Dean
Professor of Teacher Education

Genny Moore
Office Manager

Lee Jackson
Administrative Assistant