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Liberal Arts

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Liberal Arts

Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
Duration
8 semesters
Teaching Mode
Face to Face Learning
Coordinator
CES Initial Approval Resolution
RPC-SO-25-No.423-2016
CES Updated Approval Resolution
RPC-SE-01-No.006-2020
Description

The Liberal Arts program provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary training. Students acquire knowledge in the different areas of the Social Sciences and the Humanities, as well as in science, mathematics, and languages. Students can choose their track within the Liberal Arts among Sociology, Anthropology, Literature, History, Art History, and Philosophy, among others.

Graduates are prepared to conduct academic research as they learn about the different research methods and their importance in each situation or field of study, which provides the ability to design and evaluate projects. They have a high capacity for analysis, as well as excellent communication skills that they develop throughout all the courses of this major.

Students of the Liberal Arts program can apply their knowledge in the fields of cultural management, communication, social work, among others. Many of them are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Literature, Anthropology, Philosophy, History or Art History.

Advantages

  • The excellence of the Liberal Arts program is based on its teaching staff. Most professors have doctoral degrees from prestigious universities in the United States and Europe. In addition to their work as professors, they contribute to their disciplines with important research work, make publications, and actively participate in academic events, both nationally and internationally.
  • The academic offer is ample, combining the disciplines of Anthropology, Political Science, Philosophy, History, Art History, Literature, and Sociology.
  • The flexibility of its curriculum allows students to choose courses according to their academic interests.
  • Students acquire direct knowledge of reality by joining the research projects of their teachers or through field trips that complement the teaching provided in the classroom. 
  • The Liberal Arts major prepares its graduates to enter competitive graduate programs.
  • Students are prepared for research and project design.

Professional field

Knowledge:

  • The Liberal Arts grad has a multidisciplinary knowledge in different areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities, and is familiar with different methods and theories used in these areas. Skills:
  • The Liberal Arts grad has the ability to carry out research work in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Throughout their major, the student develops analytical and argumentation skills, and the ability to communicate in other languages, orally and in writing.
  • Also, Liberal Arts grads develop critical thinking and the ability to analyze changing situations. Mindset:
  • The Liberal Arts graduate assumes a critical and committed attitude towards the world around him. Occupational field:
  • The Liberal Arts student is prepared to successfully enter graduate programs, as well as undertake professional challenges in areas such as education, research, and culture.

Professional profile

Knowledge:

  • The Liberal Arts grad has a multidisciplinary knowledge in different areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities, and is familiar with different methods and theories used in these areas.

Skills:

  • The Liberal Arts grad has the ability to carry out research work in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Throughout their academic career, the student develops analytical and argumentation skills, and the ability to communicate in other languages, orally and in writing.
  • Also, Liberal Arts grads develop critical thinking and the ability to analyze changing situations.

Mindset:

  • The Liberal Arts graduate assumes a critical and committed attitude towards the world around him.

Occupational field:

  • The Liberal Arts student is prepared to successfully enter graduate programs, as well as undertake professional challenges in areas such as education, research, and culture.

Testimonials

"Having decided to study Liberal Arts has allowed me to have an opening in a wide range of alternatives. The richness of this diversity of perspectives has to do with the career's curriculum and the work of some professors, especially in concrete projects that go beyond theory. This has pushed me to gain experience in practical and field work, particularly in Anthropology."
- Mateo Ponce -

"The Liberal Arts program allows for the exploration of various concerns and interests through the combination of Social Sciences (History, Anthropology, Sociology) and Humanities (Philosophy, Art History and Literature) in a single career. My experience studying Arts Liberals taught me that the acquired learning goes beyond a training limited to a single field or professional activity, since professors inspire us to be in constant search and prepare us to research and develop projects with an interdisciplinary approach. adjusts to the intellectual concerns of each student and fosters a critical perspective that transcends everyday life."
-Cristina Yépez Arroyo, Liberal Arts, Subspecialization in Anthropology and History -

"Studying Liberal Arts teaches you to observe the world with critical eyes. The tools you acquire inside and outside the classroom allow you to navigate a world in constant transformation, dive into the depths of human thought or rise to its most inspiring and unusual expressions. It is the perfect complement for knowledge-hungry minds, for those who are willing to be amazed."
-Valentina Bravo, Liberal Arts, Specialization in Literature, Philosophy and Translation -

"In my freshman year of college I was taught that Humanities are accused of lacking a 'eureka!' moment, that is, an occasion when all theory and training gives way to experimentation with a discovery. An 'eureka moment "It is a fascinating emotion generated by the triumph of learning and the desire to continue to know. As a Liberal Arts student I contradicted this prejudice against Humanities permanently. In each class and with each professor, I had the opportunity to discover unexpected connections between contradictory themes, between historical moments, between aesthetics, people and nations. I also had the opportunity and the absolute freedom to expand and increase my list of academic and professional interests. In addition to being able to better understand the phenomena of the world. When they ask me if I like my career, I always say that I love it. "
- María Beatriz Haro, Liberal Arts, Subspecialization in Literature, Creative Writing, and Translation -

"The Liberal Arts program trains professionals prepared to work in various areas of education, research and culture. This degree is an interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunity that takes advantage of and strengthens the creativity and intellectual restlessness characteristic of the students."
- Sabrina Guerra, Professor of History -

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