Liberal Arts Curriculum

Associates Level Objectives

For students in their associate degree program, the core curriculum in Liberal Arts and interdisciplinary initiatives at Robert Morris University will:

  • Instruct students to communicate effectively by developing thought into coherent written form using Standard American English.

    Effective written communication is the cornerstone of both academic and career success. Students focus on the qualities of unity and coherence in thesis-driven writing, while developing research skills.
  • Instruct students to communicate ideas in a coherent manner using appropriate speaking strategies.

    Success in social, professional, and academic life requires effective oral communication. Students develop their speaking skills through classroom presentations that exhibit effective delivery while balancing content and organization.
  • Teach students to analyze issues, problems, texts, and works of art, taking into account opposing points of view and adopting a position supported by evidence.

    The diversity of American life calls for the ability to see from many viewpoints. Students are challenged to articulate competing ideas, to evaluate the merit of those ideas, and to defend their conclusions.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.