For liberal arts colleges 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 College, the liberal arts curriculum has three parts:
- Liberal Arts in Action (LAA) Commons: exploring central human questions;
- The major: providing depth in a field of study; &
- The LAA Connectors plus electives: providing breadth of study.