The Liberal Arts
When they first arrive at AUC, many students are surprised at the classes they must take in order to graduate. They wonder why someone who wants to be an accountant or television producer should study subjects that have nothing directly to do with those fields. And that is a reasonable question -- why should you study history, literature, philosophy, music, art or any subject outside of your major? Why should you study any subject that does not help train you for your chosen job?
Here's why: employers around the world understand that graduates of liberal arts universities are flexible, imaginative, broad-minded thinkers capable of learning quickly and acquiring new skills, analyzing complex information and responding to unexpected demands, working collaboratively and serving as enlightened leaders.
A liberal arts education allows you not only to excel in your chosen field of specialization -- it also prepares you to quickly pick up new skill sets that will allow you to keep up with changes in your field and succeed in any career you choose to follow.
AUC's liberal arts education encourages you to:
- Think critically and examine your role in the world
- Study across disciplines and develop a lively curiosity about new and unfamiliar ideas
- Engage with the world’s religious, political and cultural traditions
- Find creative solutions to enduring and urgent problems