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Encyclopedia > List of liberal arts colleges

Liberal arts colleges are primarily colleges with an emphasis upon undergraduate study in the liberal arts. The Encyclopædia Britannica Concise offers the following definition of the liberal arts as a, "college or university curriculum aimed at imparting general knowledge and developing general intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum." [1] Although the genesis for what is known today as the liberal arts college began in Europe, [2] the term is commonly associated with the United States. Liberal arts colleges are found in countries all over the world as well. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. ... Vocational education prepares learners for certain careers or professions, which are traditionally non-academic and directly related to a trade, occupation or vocation in which the learner participates. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


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A

Australia

Campion College Australia opened to its first intake of students in February 2006. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...

B

Bulgaria

The American University in Bulgaria (abbr. ... The centre of the town Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград, formerly Горна Джумая, Gorna Dzhumaya) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of about 76,000. ...

C

Canada

Acadia University is a university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Wolfville streetscape, spring 2006. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Bishops University is an English-language liberal arts university located in the borough of Lennoxville, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ... SLennoxville, population 4,963 (2001), is a borough (Fr. ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... Cape Breton University (CBU), formerly the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), is a Canadian university in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, near Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Glendon is one of the two campuses of York University, Canadas third-largest university, in Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music... Mount Allison University is a Canadian liberal arts university located in Sackville, New Brunswick. ... Sackville Waterfowl Park Sackville (, AST) is a town in Westmorland County, located in South-Eastern New Brunswick, Canada, only eight km from the Nova Scotia border and 45 km from the regional city of Moncton. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Quest University Canada (formerly Sea to Sky University) is a new private non-profit liberal arts university in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. ... Squamish is a growing community in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located at the north end of Howe Sound. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... St. ... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Lilium University of Saskatchewan - The University of Saskatchewan Centennial Lily by plant breeder Donna Hay. ... The main administration building at Université Sainte-Anne. ... We dont have an article called Church Point, Nova Scotia Start this article Search for Church Point, Nova Scotia in. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... The Kings Quad in a Halifax spring fog. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...

E

Estonia

Catherine`s College of Tallinn University is the first liberal arts college in Estonia. [1]


G

Germany

  • European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin is the first liberal arts college in Germany. [2]

This article is about the capital of Germany. ...

Ghana

Ashesi University is a private, secular, liberal arts college located in Accra, Ghana, that opened in March of 2002, founded by Patrick Awuah, a graduate of Swarthmore College and Haas School of Business. ...

H

Hong Kong

The Lingnan University (LU)(Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , formerly called Lingnan College (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: )) is a public liberal arts university in Hong Kong. ...

I

India

The following list contains the names of some historical liberal arts colleges only:

Scottish Church College at 175 The Scottish Church College, which is located at 1 & 3 Urquhart Square, Calcutta 700006 is the oldest continuing Missionary administered liberal arts and sciences academy in India. ... For other St. ... Wilson College is a degree college affiliated to the University of Mumbai in Mumbai. ... The Madras Christian College in Chennai, South India, is one of the oldest colleges of the Indian subcontinent and was established in 1837. ...

J

Japan

International Christian University ) is a non-denominational private university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. ...

N

The Netherlands

Roosevelt Academy is a small liberal arts college located in Middelburg in the Netherlands. ... Coordinates: , Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 53. ... University College Utrecht campus University College Utrecht (UCU) is an international Honors College of Utrecht University (UU). ... Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: Utrecht (province), of the Netherlands Utrecht (city), Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name Utrecht (municipality), includes the city of Utrecht and two neighbouring villages (Vleuten / de Meern) Utrecht (agglomeration), in the Netherlands, includes the city of Utrecht Diocese of... University College Maastricht or UCM is a liberal arts college that is part of Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands. ... Coordinates: , Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 60. ...

R

Russia

Smolny College (Russian: ) is a liberal arts college located in St. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...

S

Slovakia

, Nickname: Beauty on the Danube, City of peace Country  Slovakia Region Districts 5  - Bratislava I  - Bratislava II  - Bratislava III  - Bratislava IV  - Bratislava V Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft...

U

United Kingdom

St Davids College in Lampeter was founded in 1822 by Thomas Burgess, Bishop of St Davids in the small town of Lampeter. ... St Marys University College is a university college of Queens University, Belfast and was established in 1985, but can directly trace its existence to 1900 and the foundation of St Marys Training College. ...

United States

Main article: List of liberal arts colleges in the United States

Liberal arts colleges in the United States are usually four-year colleges which leads students to a bachelor's degree. The colleges are either coeducational, women's colleges, or men's colleges. Some liberal arts colleges are secular (or not affiliated with a particular religion) while others are involved in religious education. In addition, colleges such as Hampshire College, Pitzer College, Sarah Lawrence College, Beloit College, Bennington College, New College of Florida, and Reed College offer experimental curriculums. This is a list of liberal arts colleges in the United States. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... Mens colleges in the United States refers to undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions in the United States whose students are exclusively men. ... Secularity (adjective form secular) is the state of being separate from organized religion. ... This article is about the teaching of religion. ... Hampshire College is an experimenting private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. ... Pitzer College is a small, highly selective, private residential liberal arts college located in Claremont, California, a college town approximately 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. ... Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college located in metropolitan New York City, about a thirty-minute train ride north of Manhattan. ... Beloit College is a liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin and a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. ... Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ... New College of Florida is a highly selective public liberal arts college located in Sarasota, Florida. ... Reed College is a private, independent liberal arts college located in Portland, Oregon. ... In education, the phrase alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or special school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Arts: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise. Encyclopedia Britannica.
  2. ^ Harriman, Philip (1935). Antecedents of the Liberal Arts College. The Journal of Higher Education.
1913 advertisement for the 11th edition, with the slogan When in doubt — look it up in the Encyclopædia Britannica The Encyclopædia Britannica (properly spelled with æ, the ae-ligature) was first published in 1768–1771 as The Britannica was an important early English-language general encyclopedia and is still...

 
 

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