Teresa Winterhalter, Interim Dean
Philosophy and Goals
The College of Liberal Arts provides students with the time-tested skills, aptitudes, and discipline that have served as the hallmark of the Bachelor’s degree for centuries. Its programs of study cultivate the arts of persuasive communication, critical analysis, empirical and theoretical reasoning, and disciplined reflection that distinguishes its graduates as professional and civic leaders. At the forefront of Liberal Arts education for the twenty-first century, the College offers a rich array of courses in diverse subjects such as: Economics, Finance, Criminal Justice, Politics and Law, History, Languages and Literatures, Communication, Art, Music, and Theatre – just to name a few.
Students in the College engage in a rigorous and demanding curriculum directed toward providing them with the academic grounding, technical competencies, and intellectual perspectives necessary to succeed in in a global society that requires flexibility, adaptability, and continued learning. Students enjoy extended opportunities to engage personally with the College’s talented faculty who, in addition to being dedicated classroom teachers, are recognized expert scholars in their disciplines as well, Easily accessible opportunities to study the arts, humanities, and social sciences beyond the classroom exists through internships, performances, exhibitions, undergraduate research experiences, and study abroad programs.
The College also contributes substantially to delivering instruction in USG Core Courses and Armstrong’s First Year Experience and Honor’s Programs and serves as a cultural forum for the Savannah community. Both faculty and students contribute valuable knowledge, skills, and resources to the community and the region through their scholarship.
Organization, Degrees, Certificates, and Minors
The faculty of the College of Liberal Arts are organized into five departments: Art, Music, and Theatre; Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Science; Economics; History; Languages, Literature, and Philosophy. Additionally, the Military Science and Liberal Studies programs are part of the College, along with two interdisciplinary majors (Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies, Bachelor of Liberal Studies) and several interdisciplinary minors and certificates.
Students may include one or more minors in their programs as circumstances permit. Requirements for specific minors are listed in the section for each department. No courses used to satisfy the requirements of core areas A through E can be counted toward a minor. Minors earned are noted on students’ transcripts
Teacher certification programs are offered in cooperation with the College of Education, approved by the Georgia State Professional Standards Commission, and accredited by the National Council for Teacher Education. Detailed information on teacher certification programs is found in the College of Education section of this catalog.