Liberal Arts Studies

Note: The following Liberal Arts structure is in effect for all students enrolled prior to Fall of 2010. Students enrolled during and after Fall of 2010 will have a new Liberal Arts structure under "The Franciscan Way of Knowing".

The liberal arts are branches of learning that:

  • lead to the integration of values, processes, content, structures, and experience
  • free persons to develop intellectually, morally, spiritually, and aesthetically as professional persons within community.

The liberal arts provide an experience which:

  • gives skills, values, and concepts
  • for empowerment, self-direction, and motivation for life long learning
  • resulting in intellectual inquiry, integration, commitment, and service.

Key Concepts of the Liberal Arts

The liberal arts provide an experience which gives skills, values and concepts, for empowerment, self-direction and motivation for life long learning, resulting in intellectual inquiry, integration, commitment and service.

Silver Lake College's program of Liberal Arts Studies is designed to help the student acquire the breadth of knowledge and master the skills that characterize the liberally educated professional person.  It aims to meet the following goals and objectives.

  1. Goal 1: Skills 7-12 credits
  2. Goal 2: Judaeo-Christian Values 6-9 credits
  3. Goal 3: Intellectual Pursuit 24-30 credits
  4. Goal 4: Integration4-6 credits
  5. Total 45-50 credits