The purpose of this community blog is to examine issues found in the liberal arts and some related professional areas. The American Association of Colleges and Universities, in part, defines liberal education as an ”approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change…” This blog endeavors to assist in that preparation by challenging students–and others–to think critically about a variety of issues.
Most posts are by professors and instructors in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University. Some of the academic units and disciplines in the Petree College:
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Psychology; Sociology; Political Science; History; Justice Studies.
HUMANITIES: English; Mass Communications; Creative Writing; Modern Languages; Philosophy and Rhetoric.
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: Biology; Chemistry; Math; Physics.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: Teacher Education; Exercise Sport Science; Applied Behavioral Studies & Counseling; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.
RELIGION: Religion; Religious Education; Youth Ministry; Theology.
VISUAL ARTS: Art; Moving Image Arts.
ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Concentrations in Accounting; Business; Behavioral Studies; Mass Communications; Liberal Studies; Organizational Communication.
[DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed by those posting blogs on this site are not endorsed by and do not constitute the opinions of the blog creator or Oklahoma City University.]
Blog Creator: Bryan Farha, Ed.D. is a professor at Oklahoma City University where he coordinates the graduate programs in applied behavioral studies and counseling.