B.A. in Liberal Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts⧫ degree is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree that fosters students who think critically, creatively, and independently, and who have the skills to work in all type of situations and communicate with all types of people.
The English Option explores the world of written and literary culture. Drawing on the interdisciplinary tradition of the liberal arts this degree offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills with a focus in the English Language. A study of the Liberal Arts provides a strong, broad-based education. The concepts, experience, and creations of people from pre-history to the present are studied with the goal of providing the students with a sound grounding in our cultural heritage.
The Humanities Option explores the wide variety of cultural opportunities facing a global citizen of the twenty-first century. Drawing heavily on the interdisciplinary tradition of the liberal arts this degree offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills through a number of liberal arts disciplines.
“The English and Humanities Department prepared me for my career by providing me opportunities and teaching me skills that would help me follow my passions. I really enjoyed how the department fostered both academics and community, and I always felt comfortable asking questions. Though the writing skills and articulations have helped me immeasurably, the most valuable skill I gained is the ability to critically analyze information and make decisions based on critical thought. Studying abroad opened my eyes to the beauty of travel, and interning through The Washington Center led to my career working with the federal government. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and encouragement of my department and my professors.”
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate competence in their written, oral, and visual communication skills as well as the ability to think creatively and critically.
- Students will be able to critique their work in oral and written form.
- Students will evidence an understanding of the Western cultural heritage, and an appreciation of the diversity of perspectives on the human condition.
- Students will express their satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with, and offer suggestions on how to improve the degree plan.
Department Mission: The mission of the Department of English and Humanities is to support students in their pursuit of knowledge and to prepare them for participation in the increasingly global culture of the 21st century.
Degree Program Mission: The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts in an innovative, interdisciplinary degree that fosters students who think critically, creatively, and independently, and who have the skills to work in all type of situations and communicate with all types of people.