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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

Graduate Programs

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Our division offers two graduate programs for students continuing their academic inquiry as educators, writers, and cultural leaders.

Student Opportunities

Humanities and Teacher Education Student Opportunities

We focus on enriching our students' understanding of the humanities and education in order to encourage students to refine their values and learn foundational methods, skills, and theories, all while enriching their lives. Explore our special colloquia and programs.

Student Spotlight

Humanities student Carmen Izquierdo

Carmen Izquierdo, discusses her journey at Seaver: "I consider myself blessed to be surrounded by a community of mentors that can help me in my journey, motivating me to always do my best in everything I do, and to remain determined and excited about my future."

Beyond Classes

Pre-Professional Enrichment

Humanities students considering a variety of careers and fields will find that a degree in liberal arts and the humanities will lay an academic foundation for students.

See how your Humanities major will help your career

Western Heritage Series

In addition to traditional courses, the Humanities and Teacher Education Division provides integrated courses in Western culture. These courses help the student understand a particular era through studying the social, political, religious, literary, and cultural experiences which shaped it, while also providing a broad perspective of the course of the Western world since Ancient times.

Divisional Scholarship 2018 - 2019

The Humanities and Teacher Education Division has a small scholarship fund for students.

Apply using this form

Social Action and Justice

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Social Action and Justice (SAAJ) is a four-course, interdisciplinary program focused on issues of social justice such as human rights, wealth and poverty, the interplay of religion and culture, and the role of media in shaping social movements.

Great Books Colloquium

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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.

Contact Us

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

P: 310.506.4225
Office: CAC 300
Division Contact and Visit Request Form

Michael G. Ditmore
Divisional Dean & Professor of English

Geneva Moore
Office Manager

Chiconia Anderson
Administrative Assistant

Terence Anderson
Technology Liaison