Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

The core curriculum is designed so that students can develop an appreciation of the philosophical, ethical and aesthetic issues that have evolved throughout human history.

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Nora McDonald '13, Liberal Arts

Nora McDonald '13, Liberal Arts

For Nora McDonald, versatility is part of her strength; versatility is essential to her academic experience.

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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts program provides a balanced exposure to the major achievements of mankind in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students will be encouraged to explore three basic themes throughout their course of study: “The Literary Tradition,” “Historical and Contemporary Ways of Viewing the World,” and “Self and Society.” The core courses in this program seek to provide an appreciation of the philosophical, ethical and aesthetic issues that have evolved in the history of humanity. Students who select a concentration in Elementary Education will complement the core curriculum with courses which prepare them for specialized employment or graduate work.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts will be prepared to enter the workforce with the tools of the Liberal Arts disciplines – reasoned investigation; analysis of the influence of multiple perspectives; clear and effective communication. Further, the in-depth study of a particular area of interest will prepare students for specialized graduate work in law, humanities, social services or administration, journalism, communication, or public policy/organization.

Learning Outcomes:

Measurable program objectives.  Students will:

  1. In accordance with the College mission and core values, students will demonstrate critical thinking, creative expression of coherent, logical ideas.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate, interpret, and incorporate research sources ethically in written/ oral inquiry or presentation, individually or collaboratively.
  3. Exhibit a historical perspective of the world and contemporary issues to understand their place and responsibilities in the global community, and to value inclusion and diversity in an interconnected world.
  4. Synthesize knowledge of the human experience in a comparative context, through a study of history, literature, philosophy, religion, languages and the arts.

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