Steve Jobs once told the New York Times that ‘the Macintosh turned out so well because the people working on it were musicians, artists, poets and historians who also happened to be excellent computer scientists.’ He may not have known it, but Jobs pinpointed a critical truth about a Liberal Arts education. It too draws people who are restless to learn, uncomfortable with narrow boundaries, ready to join together to do away with ignorance and discover the unknown.
The Common Curriculum embodies Union’s commitment to build intellectual foundations, explore the Liberal Arts, and create dynamic connections across boundaries as you discover new interests and contribute to humanity. The courses in the Common Curriculum create the essential foundation of a Union education in the Liberal Arts. Through them you begin to find the creative intersections of ideas that contribute to society and touch lives.