A professor and lawyer, Michelle Alexander is author of the New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Her address is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership as part of its 2015 Youth Government Day program.
Professor Christine Fletcher (theology) has been awarded a $50,000 program development grant by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVue). Just one of 34 institutions to receive the grant, Benedictine will use the funds to develop a University-wide initiative to facilitate and emphasize vocation discovery across academic disciplines.
The College of Liberal Arts welcomed Chicago-based dancer and choreographer Emily Stein to campus as Benedictine's spring 2014 Artist in Residence. During her two-month residency, Ms. Stein taught a course for BenU students and performed both solo and with a troupe of dancers.
Situated at the heart of the University, Benedictine's College of Liberal Arts provides students with unparalleled access to innovative, in-depth instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Our classes and programs emphasize rigorous, engaged learning, preparing students to live and work in a rapidly-changing world by cultivating their critical thinking skills and their abilities of self-expression.
The College is home to 39 full-time faculty and seven departments. In addition to a variety of minors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary programs, it offers students a choice of 21 majors and two graduate programs in disciplines ranging from literature, philosophy, and music to psychology, political science, and more. The College also houses the University's Writing Program, Scholars Program, Artist-in-Residence Program, and Center for Civic Leadership, all of which contribute significantly to the Benedictine undergraduate experience.
Please explore our site to learn more about the majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts, as well as about its many unique programs and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. You can also find information about the College's departments and faculty, with additional details about course offerings, special events, and degree requirements.