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:

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 ...
History Of University Of Santo Tomas - Establishment of Colleges - Degree-conferring Colleges
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 Facultad de Derecho Canonico, Oldest ...
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 Western World, in a ... 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 ...
Liberal Arts, Inc. - Abandonment and Controversy
... was to have been the "angel" in the proposed new liberal-arts college.. ... Foundation, through 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 ... Cowan has been vastly influential in the fostering of the liberal arts, helping shape core curricula for several liberal arts universities ...

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

    Sculpture and painting are very justly called liberal arts; a lively and strong imagination, together with a just observation, being absolutely necessary to excel in either; which, in my opinion, is by no means the case of music, though called a liberal art, and now in Italy placed even above the other two—a proof of the decline of that country.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

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