Arts, and Humanities
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the Liberal Arts?
liberal arts are the studies that develop general intellectual
capacities, such as reason or judgement, rather than specific
professional, vocational, or technical capacities. These studies
encourage students to think clearly and creatively, to seek and
assess information, to communicate effectively, to take pleasure
in learning, to learn to adapt to change, and to live more consciously,
responsibly, and humanely.
The Liberal Arts program at Kaua'i
Community College includes the Language, Arts, and Humanities
Division (LAH) and the Science and Math Division (SAM).
The Language Arts, and Humanities
Division offers courses in the humanities, or those branches
of learning regarded as having primarily a cultural character,
including language, literature, history, philosophy, art, music,
speech, and so on.
THE LIBERAL ARTS?
What is crucial in today's world of rapid change is not specialized
training but the ability to think critically and make sound
judgements. A student's best career preparation may be one that
emphasizes general understanding and intellectual curiosity.
The liberal arts develop these abilities and qualities of thought.
The Liberal Arts Program at Kaua'i
Community College leads to an Associate in Arts Degree, which
may represent the first two years of a Bachelor's Degree. Students
intending to earn a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Hawaii
or another four-year university or college should consider working
toward an Associate in Arts Degree. An advisor in a student's
chosen field can be of assistance in the transition into a four-year
university or college.