Faculty of Arts & Science
In arts & Science
The most challenging problems of our globalized world do not fall neatly into single academic disciplines or professions. Many of the most interesting questions are answered by integrating knowledge and insights drawn from a range of fields. Leveraging our multidisciplinary strengths, the Faculty will put this wide-ranging expertise into action to provide an enriched first-year learning experience.
Big Ideas in Arts and Science is being proposed as a new offering that will inspire our incoming undergraduates to examine timeless questions through the lenses of modern insights. Team-taught by our leading professors, these interdisciplinary courses will be organized around a single theme—such as “the mind” or “time”—which will be explored through multiple perspectives.
Lectures will be supplemented by smaller group discussions, during which participants will test the limits and possibilities of the disciplines. As they debate with peers, students will push the boundaries of their own knowledge and gain a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the subject matter.
The outcome will be undergraduates who are better prepared for advanced study—and better equipped to make the personal, professional and ethical decisions needed for effective and responsible global citizenship.
The campaign for the Faculty of Arts and Science seeks $13 million in expendable funds from private-sector gifts to support the world-class scholars who will develop, teach and lead the program; research coordinators who will develop and manage the research component; graduate students who will be hired as teaching assistants; and specialized administrative and IT support.
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Graduate Excellence Awards
Attracting the world’s best graduate students, regardless of means or country of origin.
Access- and merit-based financial support across the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
First-Year Learning Environments
Fostering academic success and a sense of community in the crucial first year of study.
International Learning Experiences
Answering the call to prepare the global citizens of the future.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Nurturing curiosity, analysis and deep disciplinary knowledge.