School of Liberal Arts

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Liberal Arts. We offer more than 20 bachelor of arts degrees in major areas of history and social sciences, psychology, modern languages and culture, English and communication, theology and philosophy, visual and performing arts, music education, and Catholic studies. Extra opportunities include study abroad, competing on national academic teams, and joining Centers of Learning in ethics, global studies, prelaw, peace and justice, and honors.

To help you develop career opportunities with social networking and practical skills, we provide local and national internships and community engagement learning and leadership initiatives. To learn more, please arrange a campus visit and meet with some of our professors.   

James Norton, Ph.D.James Norton, Ph.D.
School of Liberal Arts 

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Humanities as a Pivotal Learning Experience

A key to understanding what it means to be human is to explore the development of human culture from ancient to modern times. The School of Liberal Arts coordinates a two-semester comprehensive course in humanities, established in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

Team-taught by faculty with expertise in the humanities, the course analyzes literature, art, architecture, music, philosophy, religion, science, and politics from the classical world through medieval, renaissance, romantic, and modern times. As part of their cultural experience, students attend symphony concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, museum displays, and foreign film series.

Studies in the liberal arts prepare students for life-long careers.

The liberal arts core provides an interactive and mutually enriching curriculum that empowers students to become multi-dimensional critical and creative thinkers and life-long learners.

In conjunction with the Office of Internships and Career Services, each department assists students in graduate school preparation and applications, job searches, resume writing, interview skills, and community networking.

Megan Oberhausen

Megan Oberhausen '08

“With a liberal arts education, I learned how to read and think more critically and write more concisely.”

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