Liberal Arts (LBRT) Program Description / Goals

The liberal arts are those subjects that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a citizen to know in order to take an active part in civic life. The aim of these studies was to produce a virtuous, knowledgeable, and articulate person. The scope was extended to include arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy in the Middle Ages, and eventually became the educational foundation for schooling in Europe.

Today liberal arts education refers to the disciplines of literature, languages, philosophy, history, mathematics, psychology, and science. Coursework in these areas satisfy the General Education requirements for career and technical programs at UH Maui College.

Liberal arts also refers to studies on a degree program. UH Maui College offers several curricula based upon liberal arts courses. These include Associate in Arts degrees in Liberal Arts and in Hawaiian Studies and the Associate in Science degree in Natural Science with two concentrations.

Student Learning Outcomes
Requirements for Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts