Welcome College of Liberal Arts Graduates!
We are proud of your accomplishments and would like you to remain in touch with UCA and the department or program from which you graduated. Many departments send out annual email newsletters to keep their graduates informed, and some hold events for their graduates. Please visit your department’s web page regularly, and make sure they have your latest email address.
We want our graduates to know about a new College plan for all current students. We are building the College as center of global study and engaged learning–We call this the Liberal Arts’ EDGE plan–Educating for Diversity and Global Engagement.
The College of Liberal Arts EDGE plan is for ALL degree seeking liberal arts students. Given its increasingly global curriculum, and its expansion into more and more experiential learning activities, the College has decided to emphasize and make increasingly available to its students a number of distinctive educational opportunities.
First is our extensive global curriculum. The College of Liberal Arts offers UCA’s students the most global curriculum on campus. As part of the university’s general education program we offer courses in World Literature, World History, World Religions, World Philosophies, and Cultural Studies, to name a few. In our degree programs students study international relations, comparative politics, languages and literatures from across the world, Asian philosophy and religion, modern Japan, Islamic Middle East, etc.
In addition, we are offering an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in “experiential learning.” Students can gain valuable cultural experience by participating in study abroad, they gain valuable professional experience in internships, and they gain valuable scholarly knowledge working on an undergraduate research projects with professors. In addition, students can participate in service learning and civic engagement activities as part of a select number of classes. In recognition of this globally informed and actively engaged curriculum, the College now identifies itself as “EDucating for Diversity and Global Engagement.” We call this The Liberal Arts EDGE. As we adopt this identity we will continue to expand our global curriculum and the opportunities for hands-on learning for our students.
For more information about particular courses or activities, contact the specific departments in the College.