School of Liberal Arts Dean: Dr. Karen Erickson Robert Frost Hall 603.645.9692 FAX: 603.645.9779
Mission “…and learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke
The liberal arts provide us with the fundamental purpose of education: to learn how to live well. Courses in the liberal arts may bring graduates high salaries, increased esteem, ultimate self-conﬁdence and sound values, but the most important result of the liberal arts education is capacitybuilding within the individual to engage challenge, cope with uncertainty, and contribute to improving the human condition. Study in the liberal arts serves as a tool of curiosity, conscience and community. The School of Liberal Arts builds a curriculum that addresses how to manage a complex world and to live effectively in it. Educating for the future is problem-solving for critical public issues. As the world’s carrying capacity diminishes, its caring capacity is in greater demand, and no individual escapes the call for civic engagement. Through interdisciplinary work in humanities, science, ﬁne arts, technology, sociopolitical and moral inquiry, students prepare for a civic role that is as central to their individual success as it is to societal sustainability. Located in Robert Frost Hall on the SNHU campus, the School of Liberal Arts opens the way to many paths of life. Whatever the choice, teaching and learning in the liberal arts enable the student to try the new and dare the different. The innovative mind and creativity of a liberal arts major form the highest recommendation for today’s workplace.
Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog