Video: Majoring in the College of Arts and Letters

Author: Todd Boruff


What can you study in the College of Arts and Letters?

  • How is a particular community affected by an economic policy?
  • How does access to food influence educational outcomes?
  • Why do I sing Baroque differently than I sing Mozart?
  • How are my interactions affecting other people?
  • What does the Constitution mean?
  • How can I be consistently ethical?
  • What do I believe?
  • What does it mean to live a good life?

Students can ask meaningful questions and pursue their passions in a range of fields from anthropology to theology. Because the requirements are flexible, students can take classes across disciplines to find a major they love or synthesize ideas to create knowledge. With opportunities to learn languages, study abroad, do an internship, and write a senior thesis, the possibilities are endless. 

“With Arts and Letters, you get to spend four years exploring what you really want,” said American studies major Jacob McKenna.

Whether you choose a degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, majoring in Arts and Letters means you can study everything. 

“This is an education for a lifetime,” said Program of Liberal Studies major Soren Hansen. “You can really take it wherever you’d like to go.”
 

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Originally published by Todd Boruff at al.nd.edu on September 18, 2019.