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Making choices in Liberal Arts

A fundamental part of studying Liberal Arts at the University of Nottingham is being able to choose modules across a range of disciplines. Alongside the core Liberal Arts modules which develop interdisciplinary thinking and focus on applied knowledge to address global issues, you can select modules that allow you to access ideas from subjects such …

Why Liberal Arts at the University of Nottingham?

Liberal Arts is embedded in the traditions of the University of Nottingham and an important part of its future. This is a university that is founded on the principles of ambition, engagement, partnership and civic responsibility. Liberal Arts continues these ideals as it is a degree that is built on interdisciplinary research, communication and commitment …

Why choose Liberal Arts at Nottingham? 7 reasons.

Liberal Arts is relatively new within universities in the United Kingdom but it really is the oldest subject you can study. In Ancient Greece and Rome, it was thought that studying a range of disciplines, rhetoric, grammar and logic, were essential components of citizenship. In the great medieval universities of Bologna and Paris, this was …

Investigating New York’s Anthora coffee cup

The Anthora coffee cup is an iconic part of New York. Its distinct blue and white pattern can be seen in any television programme or film set in the city to signify the metropolis. Its presence on the subway and streets during the morning commute demonstrate how everyday this object has become for New Yorkers. …

Future Cities – a key issue for Liberal Arts

How will we live in the cities of the future? This is a question that troubles politicians, urban planners, architects, environmentalists as well as individuals and communities across the world. In the context of limited resources, increasing populations, crumbling infrastructure and environmental degradation, we need to pay serious heed to this issue. This is where …

Keeping time and interdisciplinary work with Liberal Arts

In Liberal Arts we want to encourage interdisciplinary thinking. As students attend lectures from across other departments, develop their own ideas, discover new methods and theories, we always come together as Liberal Arts scholars to discuss how we can draw these connections together. For example, we can do this by exploring the theme of time. …

Leading, Learning and Exchange – Liberal Arts core module

Over the course of our lifetimes we will be required to develop new skills, share innovative ideas with others and lead on developing original concepts and practices in a range of different scenarios. With the pace of technological change, the alterations in the global economy and the drive to develop new markets, we may be …

Liberal Arts is global

We are accustomed to hearing about global issues. Conflict, health, pollution and economics are frequently asserted as ‘global concerns’. Indeed, with the advent of ‘globalisation’ in late twentieth century capitalism and the idea that we live in a ‘global village’ with the development of the internet, individuals, communities and issues are now framed within this …

Create new perspectives and think differently

The Liberal Arts programme at the University of Nottingham provides an opportunity to study a range of subject areas from the across the Humanities. From archaeology and American studies, geography and history to philosophy and sociology, this is a degree that is diverse, and which enables students to enhance their knowledge and develop new skills. …

What does it mean to be human? Introducing Liberal Arts.

What does it mean to be human? This is the classic philosophical question where we debate the core qualities of humanity in order to establish a fundamental truth about our existence. However, thinking about ‘being human’ is far more important than just an intellectual exercise. Understanding what it is that makes us human is at the …