Liberal Arts Mission Statement
Through its university-wide core curriculum, Liberal Arts aims to develop students’ powers of critical thinking and their awareness of the history and criticism of the arts and design by acquainting them with philosophic and scientific modes of thought and introducing them to the study of human cultures and societies. Through their studies in the Liberal Arts, students become more intellectually responsible and creative. Liberal Arts offers a unique forum for artistic and academic exchange by providing common ground in the curriculum.
- Think, read, and write from an informed, critical perspective
- Apply the nature and procedures of the scientific method to case studies to the empirical world
- Understand the historical development of an artistic medium and how this informs one’s own creative practice
- Gather information from appropriate sources, print and digital, and assess its reliability and relevance
- Recognize the moral and ethical implications of research for issues in contemporary culture and society
- Explore a topic in culture and society through several critical lenses and come to a critical judgment about the issue
University Writing Standards
The faculty of the University have established a standard of competence for all formal papers written for liberal arts and studio courses. All textual citations must be appropriately documented. The MLA style, as detailed in Diane Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference, is taught in the First Year Writing program. Lack of knowledge of citation procedures is not an acceptable excuse for citational errors.
ProgramsDegree Programs, UndergraduateMinor Programs, Undergraduate