Cultivate the ability to move between reflection and real-world application.
Why the engaged liberal arts?
A classical liberal arts education provides intellectual breadth and depth in the richness of humanistic, scientific and artistic inquiry. It awakens us to the excitement of lifelong learning. An engaged liberal arts education builds on the classical model, extending it into the 21st century. It draws on the dynamism of intellectual inquiry and puts it in the service of addressing the major challenges of contemporary life. Real-world settings test what we know and invite us to rethink our certainties.
Engaged liberal arts is about acquiring the judgment, wisdom, practical skills, and sense of purpose essential for Obies to impact the world for good.
Explore. Experience. Launch.
Purposeful action begins with imagination and self-discovery. How will you bring your unique set of talents out into the world? How will you use your education to connect? Each path is unique and the answers to these questions evolve with you. Our CELA staff accompany you as you explore your interests, pursue formative experiences, and plan how to best launch into professional and postgraduate life.