Liberal Arts Courses
The goal of the liberal arts program at Curtis is to educate musicians as broadly and deeply as possible. Great musicians should be more than technically proficient; they should be greatly literate and widely informed as well.
Specific objectives are as follows:
- the practice of rigorous and independent thinking
- the pursuit of clear expression, both oral and written
- the encouragement of creativity
- the mastering of learning itself
Students will study major works of literature, art, and philosophy and explore the historical contexts in which those works and ideas originated.
Key to the course list
Odd-numbered courses generally meet in the fall and even-numbered courses meet in the spring.
The designations "s.h." (semester hours) and "g.c." (graduate credits) indicate credit-hours given per term for undergraduate and graduate courses, respectively.
Yearlong, two-semester courses are designated by hyphenated course numbers. Students must successfully complete both semesters of required yearlong courses to satisfy the graduation requirement.
The symbol * indicates a liberal arts course that is not offered every year.