School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our Mission

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences delivers an education that promotes a broad base of knowledge and develops intellectual capacities.

We provide a diverse range of majors and courses that promote an understanding of the world and the human experience.

Recognizing the interdependence of varied disciplines and professions, we seek a comprehensive education designed to meet the needs of responsible citizenship in an ever-changing world.

Meet Rev. Dr. Curtis Giese

Rev. Dr. Curtis GieseRev. Dr. Curtis Giese is a professor of Religion who has served Concordia and its students for 15 years. He teaches all levels of New Testament Greek, and with four black belts in Hapkido and Hankido, he also teaches martial arts. Knowing all of his students by name, Giese likes to bake cookies for his students on test day to show his support for them.

Before being called by God to CTX, Giese pastored four churches and taught at two universities, one of which was Concordia University Ann Arbor. In addition to teaching Lutheran theology, he regularly contributes to it, serving as the New Testament editor of the Concordia Commentary Series, for which he wrote 2 Peter & Jude Commentary (2012) and the forthcoming James Commentary. He also co-authored Called to Be God's People: An Introduction to the Old Testament (2006).

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4 different colleges
15 average class size
50+ majors and concentrations
90 years of history
2700+ students enrolled