To Better Understand Oneself, Others, and the World
A liberal education seeks to develop in students a knowledge of the human condition, an ability to analyze and empathize with others' points of view, and an understanding of the world around them. Through the development of these mental capacities, students can begin to shape their world, not be controlled by it, and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others.
To Support the Establishment and Continuance of Self-Governing Societies
Liberal education prepares students to enter the world as citizens fully cognizant of their rights and responsibilities. Such knowledge requires a thorough study of American history and government, as well as the history and philosophy from which it originated.