Education in the liberal arts has long been recognized as an essential part of the Berkeley College curriculum. It is a testimony to the institution's belief in both general education and specialized training. The School of Liberal Arts offers courses in social sciences, English, humanities, mathematics, science, and foreign languages.
Berkeley’s liberal arts curriculum is designed to accomplish the following goals: 1) to encourage development of critical thinking, writing, reading, and interpretive skills; 2) to expose our students to ideas, issues, and achievements that have helped shape our world; and 3) to prepare them to succeed as humane, self-aware, and intellectually curious members of the global human community.
In short, the liberal arts courses at Berkeley are an important supplement to the skills our students learn within their major courses. The liberal arts curriculum helps prepare students to become strong communicators who are worldly, well-rounded individuals with an ability to think critically and creatively in any situation.
The School of Liberal Arts welcomes those who want to explore the world with Berkeley as their guide.
Donald Kieffer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts
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