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Liberal Arts Program

The Liberal Arts Program will be available to students as of September 2014

The Liberal Arts Program represents a contemporary approach to the traditional concept of a broad, non-specialist undergraduate formation in the humanities that is tailored to the environment of a research intensive university.  The program emphasizes a classical liberal arts education, yet approaches the liberal arts from a global perspective emphasizing diversity and difference and providing new ways of engaging the liberal arts.

The program will expose students to texts from, and histories of, a wide range of cultures, societies and different historical periods.  Students will be able to choose from four intellectual streams: languages and literatures; the fine arts and their histories; ethics and social thought; and history and the liberal arts.  Students will be expected to satisfy distribution requirements across regions of the world and historical periods.  Instruction in a language other than English will also be a requirement.

The Liberal Arts Program affirms the Faculty of Arts' commitment to the humanities and its core mission to foster cross-disciplinary perspectives, diverse and engaged communities, and critical thinking by providing the tools for critical inquiry and teaching effective communication skills.

For additional information, please contact Professor eugenio [dot] bolongaro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Eugenio Bolongaro), Program Director.


Contact Information

Interdisciplinary Studies Office

688, Sherbrooke Street W.
Room 431
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 09557
interdisciplinary [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Advising Schedule

Please contact effie [dot] poulis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Effie Poulis), Program Adviser, in the Interdisciplinary Studies Office.