The core of a liberal arts education is about studying interconnectedness: each of the three disciplines, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, offers a way to view the world. Taken together, these three areas offer a complete picture of how the modern world developed into what it is today. Science, for example, while quantifiable, is a social engagement which often reflects our social biases. Great writers tell stories shaped by specific social stimuli. To study the liberal arts is to study the spirit of the times from different vantage points with an awareness of the differences and commonalities which shape humanity and our perceptions of it. To this end, classes are discussion-based, and rely upon the great works of Western canon as well as cutting-edge research. Students will discuss the recent discoveries in dark matter alongside Homer’s epic poems, and will be able to make new connections between disparate fields. Hear from our students about their MLA experience.