Why Liberal Arts?
Hi! Firstly, this seems like a good time to introduce myself; I’m Krishna (That’s me below), I am a third year Liberal Arts student (With a specialist pathway in Health and Disease) and I transferred into a Liberal Arts degree in 2019. It was in fact, one of the best decisions I made! Let me tell you a bit about why.
I have never been good at exams, so Liberal Arts seemed like the best option for me to do! I went to Floor 3 of Ramphal (I didn’t know there was a Floor 3 of Ramphal until I joined Liberal Arts), and spoke to one of the professors and I distinctly remember that one of the first things he said to me was “I think exams are bananas” and I have never related to anyone more before.
I didn’t know too much about Liberal Arts when I was first looking at making the change. After having had a long conversation and actually finding out what the degree is, I decided that it was something I really wanted to do! What I especially liked was that you can mould the degree to be whatever you want it to be and pick the modules that suit you. For example, in my case, I was able to pick modules that are linked to Science, Health and Disease, something which I am especially interested it, but it also meant that I could look at the assessment methods and work out whether it was something I actually thought I could do. The modules I have taken are from a combination of Life Sciences, Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development which all work together to make a degree that I am interested in.
One other thing that I love about Liberal Arts is the department. The Liberal Arts department only has 5 professors in it and the cohort is relatively small so the professors will always remember you, even if you have only met them once and for me, that makes the whole department so much more homely. At the same time, because you can pick and choose your modules, you can meet students from so many different departments which is not something you are able to do with other degrees.
All I’m saying is, I love Liberal Arts and I am so glad that I transferred in. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made and now I’m part of the SSLC!