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|COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES|
Shorter University was founded in 1873 as a liberal arts institution. Though the world and Shorter University have changed greatly in the last century and a quarter, Shorter is still at its core a liberal arts institution. For that reason, the foundation of every Shorter education begins in the College of Arts & Sciences and with the Liberal Arts Foundation.
The courses that fall under the heading of the Liberal Arts Foundation do not lead to a major; rather they form the cornerstone upon which every Shorter education rests. What is more, at Shorter University the Liberal Arts Foundation is an academic department like any other. An academic department head and a council of faculty members from throughout the University govern it.
Other departments within the College of Arts & Sciences offer major area study in traditional liberal arts disciplines. Students can major in Communication Arts, Public Relations, English, French, Spanish, or Recreation. Two other programs within the College of Arts & Sciences serve to support the academic enterprise at Shorter. Though the College of Arts & Sciences does not offer a major in health and physical education, courses in the Health and Physical Education serve as an integral part of the common core of classes within the Liberal Arts Foundation.
The Honors Program, known at Shorter University as the Academy of Aristaeus, is also a part of the College of Arts & Sciences. The Shorter University Honors program offers enriched academic experiences for extremely able and highly motivated students.
Divison of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Message from the Dean
The Mission of the College of Arts & Sciences
The Mission of the College of Arts & Sciences is twofold:
Even if you do not major in a liberal arts field, the College of Arts & Sciences will be a part of your Shorter education. The liberal arts are those core skills and knowledge areas that make your education more than just facts or figures. Liberal arts courses make university graduates versatile, adaptable, and conversant on a wide range of issues. By the same token, liberal arts majors graduate with broad backgrounds that enable them to serve the world in a wide variety of roles from law and publishing to politics and corporate and community planning.
Liberal arts courses have been the center of Shorter since it was founded in 1873. Whatever your contact with the College of Arts & Sciences, we hope that you will be proud of the broad, versatile tradition in which you are a participant.
Dr. Sabrena Parton
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