Why Take Liberal Arts at E.W.U.
Many colleges and universities offer an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and students may wonder what such a degree can do for them.
- One answer is that the A.A. degree provides students a broad introduction to college-level education,
often with a possibility of specializing in particular subjects of interest.
- For many employers today, a college degree is essential, an indication that a potential employee has developed communications and analytical skills required in most workplaces.
- As a student at East-West, you will take courses which will challenge you and prepare you for jobs which will require you to think on your own, communicate with co-workers and work effectively in groups.
- Another answer is that the A.A. degree is often a stepping-stone to a Bachelor’s degree. For many schools, this requires you to transfer to another school.
- At East-West, however, you can continue on to get a Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields in which you’ve already taken courses.
- Because of the small classes and personal attention that are part of East-West’s DNA, you will likely encounter professors and students you’ve had in earlier courses.
- Finally, one of the unique and most exciting aspects of getting an A.A. in Liberal Arts at East-West is the “signature course.”This is taken by ALL students (Associate’s and Bachelor’s alike).
- Each year, this course explores a theme through books, movies and even field trips to nearby cultural institutions. Students consider that theme from various perspectives and fields, from psychology and English, to economics, sociology and art.
- In recent years, the signature course has looked at
- community and identity
- how nations become “wealthy.”
- Students in this class have read and discussed books such as
- Gang Leader for a Day
- Guns Germs and Steel
- Ovid’s The Art of Love.
- Students have also explored those themes through movies such as
- Love, Actually
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Interrupters
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- The Real Eve