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 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 Western World, in a roughly historical ... 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 ...
Liberal Arts, Inc. - Abandonment and Controversy
... who was 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
... she has taught at Texas Christian University and Thomas More College of Liberal Arts ... has been 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
... 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 course of Moral Theology, 1733 as ...
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 arts and/or liberal:

    These modern ingenious sciences and arts do not affect me as those more venerable arts of hunting and fishing, and even of husbandry in its primitive and simple form; as ancient and honorable trades as the sun and moon and winds pursue, coeval with the faculties of man, and invented when these were invented. We do not know their John Gutenberg, or Richard Arkwright, though the poets would fain make them to have been gradually learned and taught.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man’s wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)