The Department of Liberal Arts unifies the curriculum and supports the mission of Shorter University as a Christ-centered liberal arts institution. The Department of Liberal Arts also oversees General Education/Foundations to help ensure that each Shorter University graduate has established the habit of continuous learning within the context of knowledge and values that defines contemporary civilization.
The Department of Liberal Arts offers two degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
- Bachelor of Science in General Studies
These degrees can serve as the launching pad into a more detailed study of a discipline or into a professional career.
- Liberal Arts degree holders are valued by graduate schools and employers because of their ability to think critically about multiple subjects, strategically manage people and projects, and interact with others as sophisticated adults.
- General Studies degree holders are similarly valued by graduate schools and employers because of their academic curiosity, experience in a variety of subjects, and an ability to think out of the box and tackle issues in multiple areas of expertise.
Liberal Arts and General Studies degrees engage students in a holistic, comprehensive approach to education which prepares them to think and operate for a lifetime, not just for a specific profession.
The Department of Liberal Arts Chair also operates as Faculty Sponsor for the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.
MEET THE FACULTY
Faculty members from various departments teach General Education/Foundations courses under the auspices of the Department of Liberal Arts, and the following faculty members are participating on the General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC) for 2011-2012:
Dr. Kathi Vosevich, GEAC Chair
Dr. Alan Hix, Christian Studies
Dr. Cassandra Johnson, Communication
Ms. Lisa Keith, Biology
Dr. Ben McFry, English and Modern Languages
Mr. Kelly Mills, Art
Ms. Nancy Mount, Business
Dr. Justin Pettegrew, History/Social Sciences
Ms. Rhonda Radcliffe, CAPP
Dr. Fred Tarrant, Music