Liberal Arts at Essex

  1. Eifion, Lauren, Beccy and Professor Colin Samson discuss the Liberal Arts course (formerly Humanities) and the range of modules available to study as part of the course. Also we learn the benefits of students choosing to study abroad.

    For more information about Liberal Arts visit essex.ac.uk/depts/centres_and_institutes/cish.aspx

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  2. Laura, from Honduras, tells us that she loved the flexibility of the Humanities course (now called Liberal Arts) at Essex because of the many different modules she could choose to study. She tells us how her time at the University of Essex has prepared her to take on new adventures.

    To find out more about studying humanities at Essex go to: essex.ac.uk/cish/

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  3. In the full length interview with Eifion, Lauren, Beccy and Professor Colin Samson we learn more about the different subjects within the Liberal Arts course such as Film , Art History, Literature and Psychoanalysis. Colin tells us about his educational background in Arizona where all students have to take an interdisciplinary course of study because, he believes, "to be an educated person means that one should be exposed to all the different kinds of knowledge which exist in the world" and to understand the connections between different subjects of study.

    For more information about Liberal Arts visit essex.ac.uk/depts/centres_and_institutes/cish.aspx

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  4. In this video, Dr Susan Oliver, an authority on romantic period literature discusses Charles Lamb's essay "A Complaint of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis". Charles Lamb saw London as a city which should celebrate diversity and not one which should simply remove undesirable. He also wrote about his opposition to institutionalised care for those who did not conform. He chose to keep his own sister, who would have been put into psychiatric care, at home with him in Enfield so that she had freedom in life and in mind.

    This session comes from the module 'Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism". To find out more go to: essex.ac.uk/modules/default.aspx?coursecode=CS301&level=6&period=FY

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  5. Taken from our Enlightenment module (CS101) Dr Susan Oliver examines the literary text Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

    To find out more about this module go to: essex.ac.uk/modules/default.aspx?coursecode=CS101&level=4&period=FY

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Liberal Arts at Essex

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We bring together academics from across the University. Our courses are interdisciplinary, allowing you to study a variety of subjects by choosing from modules in literature, history, philosophy, the history of art, sociology and politics. We also believe…


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We bring together academics from across the University. Our courses are interdisciplinary, allowing you to study a variety of subjects by choosing from modules in literature, history, philosophy, the history of art, sociology and politics. We also believe that the best way for you to learn about a culture is to immerse yourself in it. This is why most of our courses include a period of study in a different country.
To find out more at Liberal Arts at Essex go to: essex.ac.uk/cish

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