A team-taught course consisting of six two-week units. The course will open with two related questions: What does the liberal arts mean? Why did I choose to attend a liberal arts college? The course will culminate with students stating their animating questions and proposing their future Curricular Itinerary and Global/Local Engagement. Units will typically include an overview of the origins of the liberal arts; the cultural and political context of the liberal arts (including athletics); mathematics and the liberal arts; astronomy and the liberal arts; music (or some other creative art); and philosophy or theology. The overall purpose of the course is to provide a thoughtful and unified introduction to the liberal arts, from which students will branch out to consider a wide variety of disciplines and animating questions.



Enrollment Limit

Enrollment limited to 38 students.