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Liberal Arts

As scientists, engineers, and management leaders, Kettering graduates will use their talent to solve complex human problems. Liberal Arts education can give you the skills and knowledge to think critically and creatively about culture and society. The essential integration of Liberal Arts into your Kettering University education helps you develop a richer personal life, stronger preparation for active citizenship, and a capacity for lifelong learning. And it can be the key to a successful career.

Liberal Arts courses help students gain an understanding of themselves, their cultural heritage, and human societies. By studying expressions of the imagination, philosophical and scientific ideas, and social, economic, and political behavior and change, the department’s program explores moral and ethical dimensions of humanity, the necessity of informed citizenship, and the social responsibilities of professionals.

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The Department of Liberal Arts is located on 4th floor of the Academic Building in room 4-502.

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Globalization
  • History
  • Humanities & The Human Condition
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature & Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Liberal Arts Podcasts


On the Learning for Life podcast, history professor Greg Kaster explores the intersections of liberal arts learning, current events, and real-world problem solving from the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minn. From conversations with cancer and climate change researchers to behind-the-scenes glimpses into higher ed decision-making, Kaster's short, engaging interviews introduce listeners to the people behind the ideas.

undefinedIn The Curious Task, host Alex Aragona and a rotating cast of guests explore philosophy, politics, economics, and other ideas from a classical liberal perspective. The name comes from FA Hayek (one of our favourite economists) who wrote that “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”


Passion and Practicality is a podcast series produced by SNHU‘s Liberal Arts department, which includes academic programs in Communication, Composition, Creative Writing, English, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, History, Literature, and Philosophy. In this podcast series, faculty, staff, and guests discuss the career paths open to graduates of those programs, the research and creative work of practitioners in the field, and other interesting stuff.

Liberal Arts in the Digital Commons

To see what Kettering Liberal Arts faculty are up to in the publishing world, check out the Liberal Arts page in the Digital Commons! Kettering collects faculty publications, conference materials, patents, and grants in this collection. For more information about the Digital Commons or for faculty wishing to participate, please email

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