Division of Liberal Arts

Division of Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts curriculum develops knowledge and skills that enrich the content and style of your work in the arts, and allows you to participate effectively as a responsible citizen in the world in which you live and work. You will study how humans think and create in different times, places, and forms — including our own. As understanding of these ideas grows, so do your capabilities as an imaginative, creative, and articulate person.

We aim to inspire curiosity about the world, to demonstrate the pleasure and interest in becoming educated, and to introduce the habits of life-long learners, believing, as did American philosopher John Dewey, that “education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

With a full-time faculty of fourteen The Division of Liberal Arts offers courses in composition, foreign languages (French, German, and Italian), history, humanities, literature, mathematics, media studies, philosophy, psychology, science, and writing in styles ranging from traditional lectures and seminars to project and studio based courses.

Dean Wilcox, Dean of Liberal Arts
Dean Wilcox

Dr. Dean Wilcox became the Dean of Liberal Arts in 2012 after teaching at UNCSA for 13 years. With an interdisciplinary educational background in theater history, theory and criticism, lighting design and theater arts, Wilcox encourages students to push beyond the boundaries of imagination to actively create their future, empowering them in the process of learning to learn for the rest of their lives.

Meet Dean Wilcox