Humanities Collection

Faculty and student scholarship related to the MidAmerica Nazarene University Humanities Department (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).

The Federal Theatre Project in Kansas City, Missouri, 1936

Heather Tinker

The Federal Theatre Project (FTP), a sub-program of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), created in 1935, included large and small cities all over the United States. In 1936, from January 8 to October 15, the little-known Kansas City unit employed thirty-one workers, six women and twenty-five men, of whom twenty-seven were on relief. Positions included two supervisory, twenty professional and technical, four skilled, five intermediate, and two unskilled. Four workers were returned to private employment.

English
Type: 
Thesis
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00001954

Message for the Pandemonium: Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, and the Potential for the German People

Andrew L. Jones

Spengler saw himself as the prophet of potential for the German people. As the old world of bourgeois Europe burned beneath the fires of hatred, war, and blockade, Spengler foresaw a renewal that held the promise of potential. Spengler argued that history was the chronicle of the rise and fall of the great cultures of human history.

English
Type: 
Essay

Scholarship Revisited: Corrective Lenses, Sustainable Habits, and Getting Started

Mark Hayse

A presentation about scholarship in the Christian context.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Nontraditional Learners

Lauren Hays

Different teaching methods should be used when instructing adults versus those used to teach children. Adults have many life experiences, they have a need to know, and they are often highly motivated to learn as it relates to career growth and personal advancement. In this paper, the author discusses andragogy and how adult learning theory affects the learner. The principles of andragogy provide the librarian instructor with a foundation for how to teach the adult learner. Suggestions for how to apply the principles of andragogy are listed in the paper.

English
Type: 
Journal article

Thoreau-ly Pioneer: the Way of the Ox

2015 Week of Scholarship presentation, 7x7 Challenge, April 7, 2015. Link to video file: https://media.mnu.edu/media/0_50zngcv3

English
Type: 
Video

War is Our Judge: Contrasting the Anti-Partisan Policies in the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War

Andrew L. Jones

Prussia and the United States both struggled with the problem of guerrilla warfare.

Partisans attacked Prussian and American armies throughout their wars of unification hampering the war effort as well as presenting a massive increase to an old problem. The inauguration of large-scale conscription and the general abandonment of purely professional militaries led to an enormous change in the way nations considered civilians during wartime. The similar situations that confronted Lincoln in North America and Moltke in Europe brought about very different results.

English
Type: 
Presentation

What is the Goal of Communication?

Video, 2015 Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge presentation, April 7, 2015.

English
Type: 
Video

Tabs

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003232