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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Location

Location

  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 0431
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • H3A 3R1
  • Adviser:
  • Karin Bourgeois (on leave)
  • Ines Scharnweber (Interim); ines [dot] scharnweber [at] mcgill [dot] ca

About Liberal Arts

About Liberal Arts

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 exposes 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 further information, please contact the Director, Liberal Arts Program: Professor E. Bolongaro (514-398-4400, ext. 09454).

Liberal Arts Faculty

Liberal Arts Faculty

Revision, August 2013. Start of revision.

Program Chair/Director
E. Bolongaro; B.A., L.LB.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.) – Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (2013–2016)
Program Committee
H. Beck; Ph.D.(Erlangen) (John MacNaughton Professor of Classics) – History and Classical Studies
F. Charbonneau; M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar) – French Language and Literature
T.W. Folkerth; B.A.(CSU Chico), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.) – English

Revision, August 2013. End of revision.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits)

Currently under review. Admissions will not be accepted for the 2013–2014 academic year. The Major Concentration in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students will have an opportunity to learn a language other than English, as well as history, literature and art, ethics, philosophy, and ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits)

Currently under review. Admissions will not be accepted for the 2013–2014 academic year. The Honours in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students will have an opportunity to learn a language other than English, as well as history, literature and art, ethics, philosophy, and social ...

For more information, see Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Liberal Arts (36 credits)

Currently under review. Admissions will not be accepted for the 2013–2014 academic year. The Joint Honours in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students will have an opportunity to learn a language other than English, as well as history, literature and art, ethics, philosophy, and ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Liberal Arts (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 15, 2013) (disclaimer)