What are liberal arts?

  • (noun): Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills).
    Synonyms: humanistic discipline, humanities, arts

Some articles on liberal arts, liberal:

St. Ignatius Institute - Founding and Great Books Curriculum
... called, "a completely integrated liberal arts program in the Jesuit tradition." Fessio, a theological conservative, founded the SII in reaction to curriculum changes at the university which he saw as a ... The four-year long sequence of studies in the liberal arts was designed to follow a method of seminars and lectures based on the students' reading of the Great Books of the ... Students who fulfilled the requirements of the SII were awarded a Certificate in the Liberal Arts, by which USF and the SII certified that the student had achieved USF's general education requirements toward an ...
Liberal Arts, Inc. - Abandonment and Controversy
... to have been the "angel" in the proposed new liberal-arts college.. ... me, to release the entire benefits of the endowment fund to Liberal Arts, Inc.. ...
Louise Cowan
... Christian University and Thomas More College of Liberal Arts ... vastly influential in the fostering of the liberal arts, helping shape core curricula for several liberal arts universities ...
History Of University Of Santo Tomas - Establishment of Colleges - Degree-conferring Colleges
... University Philosophy, Faculty of 1611 1611, Oldest school of Philosophy in the Philippines Liberal Arts, Faculty of (defunct) 1611 ... Canon Law, Faculty of 1681 ... as an integral ...
Liberal Arts Colleges In The United States - Further Reading
... "Antecedents of the Liberal Arts College." The Journal of Higher Education ... Distinctively American The Residential Liberal Arts Colleges, 2000 ... "The Role of the Liberal Arts College." The Journal of Higher Education ...

Famous quotes containing the words liberal arts, arts and/or liberal:

    Barnard’s greatest war service ... was the continuance of full-scale instruction in the liberal arts ... It was Barnard’s responsibility to keep alive in the minds of young people the great liberal tradition of the past and the study of philosophy, of history, of Greek.
    Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877–1965)

    I should say that the most prominent scientific men of our country, and perhaps of this age, are either serving the arts and not pure science, or are performing faithful but quite subordinate labors in particular departments. They make no steady and systematic approaches to the central fact.... There is wanting constant and accurate observation with enough of theory to direct and discipline it. But, above all, there is wanting genius.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    “Be faithful to your roots” is the liberal version of “Stay in your ghetto.”
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)