Liberal Arts- Building Your Future!
Students who pursue a degree in the departments represented in the College of Liberal Arts enhance themselves in a number of areas. Earning a BA in one of our majors takes dedication and focus. Concentrating on the material students see and hear in our courses helps them develop their abilities across a wide range of skills. Students build on their foundation to enhance their abilities to follow the life path of their choice! So ignore anyone who tells you a Liberal Arts degree is a waste of time and money.
The following are just a few benefits of a Liberal Arts degree:
The key is finding something you want to study! We’ve got a lot of major tracks spread across four main areas: Communication, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Students who are interested in how people communicate with each other major in the departments of Communication or Modern Languages. The Department of Communication has programs ranging from Advertising to Communication Technology (internet related communication) to Radio and Television broadcasting. The Department of Modern Languages presents students with the opportunity to study French, German, Russian and Spanish in depth. Students will not only learn the language but also the culture and history of the people who speak these languages.
The Fine Arts include Art, Music and Theatre. All of these areas explore the creative energy of people. Our departments are focused on helping students develop their creative abilities. Art students will produce Art. Music students will make music, and Theatre students will either perform on-stage or be a part of the back-stage production team
Students who are interested in what makes us “human” major in English, History or Philosophy. English students read the literary expression of individuals from different times, places and cultures. The English department also has programs in writing and creative writing. History majors study how people lived at different times and places. Historians look at documentary evidence such as diaries, wills, real estate records and letters to recreate what happened in the past, why it happened and what it led to. In addition to studying the logical and evidential methods supporting all areas of inquiry, Philosophers pose and attempt to answer the most fundamental questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, meaning, and value.
Students who are interested in a scientific study of human behavior major in Anthropology, Criminology, Linguistics, Political Science or Sociology. Anthropologists generally study non-western or ancient (or both) societies. They look at material artifacts, skeletal material and social customs. Criminologists study patterns of criminal behavior in a search for causes and policy. Sociologists study social interaction in a wide range of areas, just about any kind of study of human behavior fits in Sociology. Political scientists focus on the political behavior of people, this includes international relations as well as domestic political activity. And the Department of Linguistics focuses on languages, but it is more than just the words and sounds. Linguists also look at the physical aspects of speech, from the processes within the brain to the vocal cord and tongue movements used to create sounds.
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