Liberal Arts education
For liberal arts colleges and universities today, the liberal arts refer both to content areas (math, science, humanities, arts) and to skill areas (critical & creative thinking, speaking, reading, writing, and doing art & science). Liberally educated persons ask good questions, don’t stop at the first answer, and contribute responsibly to their world.
At Mars Hill University, the liberal arts curriculum has three parts:
- Foundations and Perspectives, providing fundamental knowledge and skill development and allowing for exploration of the traditional academic disciplines
- Majors and minors, providing depth in one or more fields of study
- Electives: providing breadth of study