Seniors in our Liberal Arts program presented their research projects on Thursday, April 26, in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall. The students explained the results of their capstone projects to fellow students, faculty, and administrators. Dr. Mark Meachem, Director of the Arts & Sciences Division, said the students have been working on these projects throughout the year.
“Students had the opportunity to go through the entire process of a research project – from developing the idea and a method, to then implementing it, dealing with the results, and finally being able to understand and explain the results, “ he said.
About 30 liberal arts research projects were on display — with some students working together on a topic. Dr. Meachem said the projects help prepare students for a career or graduate level work
In the classical sense, Artes Liberales refers to the essential education focused on general skills (artes) that every free person (liberales) needed to know in order to contribute meaningfully to their community and society. The liberal arts, in modern times and at Dominican College, includes a study focused on the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.