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:

History Of University Of Santo Tomas - Establishment of Colleges - Degree-conferring Colleges
... Philosophy, Faculty of 1611 1611, Oldest school of Philosophy in the Philippines Liberal Arts, Faculty of (defunct) 1611 ... Canon Law, Faculty of 1681 ... as ...
Louise Cowan
... taught at Texas 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 ...
Liberal Arts, Inc. - Abandonment and Controversy
... of Pittsburg, who was to have been the "angel" in the proposed new liberal-arts college.. ... the entire benefits of the endowment fund to Liberal Arts, Inc.. ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 undergraduate degree ...

Famous quotes containing the words arts and/or liberal:

    Women hock their jewels and their husbands’ insurance policies to acquire an unaccustomed shade in hair or crêpe de chine. Why then is it that when anyone commits anything novel in the arts he should be always greeted by this same peevish howl of pain and surprise? One is led to suspect that the interest people show in these much talked of commodities, painting, music, and writing, cannot be very deep or very genuine when they so wince under an unexpected impact.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    The liberal wing of the feminist movement may have improved the lives of its middle- and upper-class constituency—indeed, 1992 was the Year of the White Middle Class Woman—but since the leadership of this faction of the feminist movement has singled out black men as the meta-enemy of women, these women represent one of the most serious threats to black male well-being since the Klan.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)