Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts curriculum enriches your life through impassioned, rigorous, and culturally relevant coursework that inspires curiosity and lays a foundation for continuing intellectual and creative pursuits. In these interactive, research-infused courses, you learn to synthesize strands of knowledge in a cohesive, elegant manner and to frame and articulate questions and complex ideas.

From our expert faculty members and through support from your peers, you learn to welcome creative and intellectual challenges, to experiment and take risks, to cross disciplinary boundaries, to value and model diversity,
to express your vision in a compassionate and rigorous manner, to participate in the broader culture, and to collaborate with others effectively.

Nandini Ranganathan, Chair




At Write Now, the kick-off event for the Writing program, lead faculty and novelist Monica Drake introduces Lidia Yuknavitch and Tom Spanbauer, who read from recent work, and Chuck Palahniuk who led a discussion of what it means to be a writer now, to pursue the writing life, to make a living, and to always make art with words.