About Liberal Arts Division
The Division of Liberal Arts, under five different departments, offers over 300 sections of courses and labs each semester in the following areas:
- English and Literature
- English as a Second Language
- Foreign Languages: French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Communication Studies and Forensics
The faculty in Liberal Arts strive to provide both a curriculum and a teaching environment which foster student growth in use and understanding of language, in critical thinking, and in oral and written communication skills. Respect and appreciation for cultural and linguistic diversity underlie the instructional philosophy of Liberal Arts.
The Liberal Arts curricula include a full range of courses, from remedial to transfer level.
In addition to classroom instruction, Liberal Arts has several specialized labs.
- Language Center
- Academic Support Center (ASC)
- Reading Center
- Speech, Language, and Hearing Center
- Writing Center
The The Learning Assistance Program as well as the Language, Reading, and Writing Centers provide instructional support for both developmental and skill-building courses. The Speech Language and Hearing Center provides individual and small group therapy for students who have speech, hearing, and language difficulties and for students who need to develop basic communication skills.
The Liberal Arts Division encourages students to become lifelong learners who are aware of their significant roles as contributors to a productive, humane, and compassionate society.