The mission of the School of Liberal Arts is to create a dynamic learning community, rooted in the ideals of our Franciscan and Catholic tradition, in which students and faculty work together to explore the intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic dimensions of a humane and responsible world. We accomplish this through academically rigorous programs in the humanities, social sciences and the arts. Students and faculty engage in active teaching and learning to develop critical and creative thinking, informed and reasoned judgment, a diversity of intellectual and cultural perspectives, clear writing, and effective communication. At the heart of our mission lies primary responsibility for the Liberal Arts Core, on which the education of all Siena students is based. The School of Liberal Arts commits itself to ensuring the excellence of all of its courses. We encourage each individual to reach his or her highest potential, as we work together with respect, with friendship, and with joy.
Upon completion of a course of study within the School of Liberal Arts, each graduate will be able to: