The College of Liberal Arts
— rogare aude! sapere aude! —
Dare to Ask! Dare to Know!
The College of Liberal Arts at Marshall University provides students a progressive liberal arts education that enhances their ability to think clearly and independently.
Students studying the liberal arts develop the creative and analytic skills that allow them to ask subtle critical questions, to answer those questions through careful research and concise analysis, and to share their conclusions through effective writing and speaking.
A liberal arts education emphasizes a breadth of learning through the belief that the complexities of the mental, social, and physical worlds are best understood when examined from multiple perspectives. A liberal arts education is, therefore, an essential component of individual freedom as it helps us learn how to think, how to make judgments, and remain independent thinkers.
Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree can:
- Write and speak clearly, thoughtfully, and persuasively.
- Participate in and value rational discourse.
- Create and interpret empirical information.
- Write and interpret creative works.
- Recognize the relevance of historical events.
- Comprehend and respect divergent cultural and social perspectives.
- Communicate in a second language.
- Understand, evaluate, and follow basic principles of ethical behavior.
- Use various research strategies to find, evaluate, and use recorded information.