Liberal Arts and Science

The Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports all other academic programs by providing courses that fulfill the College-wide general education requirements.

All undergraduate students at the College must meet the general educational course requirements as they progress toward graduation. These requirements ensure that graduates of the College are familiar with subject matter from the major branches of human knowledge as well as different modes of inquiry within the humanities, quantitative studies, and the social sciences. The goal is to equip students with the skills and judgment essential to a lifelong pursuit of truth in an increasingly dynamic, pluralistic, and challenging world. In particular, we seek to inculcate in students not just analytical precision and the ability to question within one’s specialization but also an overall moral awareness and appreciation for the beauty and virtues embodied by traditional cultures.


In addition, the college-wide general education requirements also insure that each program enable students to develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of their major areas for successful advanced studies or employment, as well as professional skills and manners for a wide range of settings.

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Goals of General Education at Fei Tian College

The goals of general education programs at Fei Tian College include:

  • To ensure that graduates of the College are familiar with subject matter of major branches of human knowledge, as well as different modes of inquiry within the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts. This includes the ability to apply that knowledge in new situations. 

 

  • To equip students with the skills and judgment capabilities essential to a lifelong pursuit of truth and the ability to engage in an increasingly dynamic, pluralistic, and challenging world. This includes skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, information competence, the ability to integrate knowledge in problem solving, and the ability to maintain mind-body health/wellness to facilitate lifelong learning. 

 

  • To help students develop a wide perspective and integrated knowledge of cultures, arts, and values of human traditions, and to instill in students a respect for moral character, ethical reasoning skills and the ability to act responsibly. 

Faculty

Lucia Dunn, Professor and Program Director

Ph.D. Economics, UC Berkeley, 1974

Professor Dunn has more than 40 years experiences of higher-education on the faculties of Purdue University, Northwestern University, the University of Florida and the Ohio State University. She is the author of numerous research publications. Professor Dunn was the Director of the Survey Program for the University of Florida Business School between 1984-1987; and from 1996-2002, she was in charge of economic indicators for the Ohio Economic Survey of the OSU Center for Survey Research.

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