Liberal Arts Division
|The dawn of the twenty-first century illuminated a world unrecognizable to our ancestors. It is a world interdependent and interconnected, a world where anything that happens anywhere can affect everyone everywhere. To see the world more clearly in the light of this new age, come study with us at the Alexandria Campus.|
The Alexandria Campus is a world campus. We are the most ethnically and racially diverse place of learning in Virginia. We have students from 160 of the world’s nations in our classrooms. Our graduates are to be found everywhere on the globe. Governments may quarrel, but peoples from all races and all nations -- even those whose home countries may be warring-- come here to learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and peace.
The Liberal Arts Division within the Alexandria Campus is a good place to study where humanity has been, where it is, and where it might be going. It is a good place to gain skills and insights useful in shaping both a personal future and the future of humanity.
We offer courses in Global Studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, World Literature, Environmental Studies, International Economics, Histories of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Western Civilization, Religions of the World, International Business, Conflict Resolution, Music and Art Appreciation, Intercultural Communications, Micro and Macro Economics, Anthropology and Sociology, Cross Cultural Psychology and many more directed at creating a better understanding of the world around us.
We are home to the largest English as a Second Language program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We offer fourteen of the world’s languages, including the ten most widely spoken.
The Institute for Public Service, a unit within the Liberal Arts Division, places students from America and from around the world in internships in the Washington area institutions that influence community, national, and world policies. The Institute sponsors forums on topics important globally and locally and works to apply the resources of the Alexandria Campus to projects that promote the public good. Within a ten mile radius of the Alexandria Campus are the embassies of 190 nations, the Pentagon, State Department, and the headquarters of dozens of international organizations. Many of our students work in this international environment and many of our teachers have experience within it.
The changes that have drawn the peoples of the world into greater contact offer many opportunities and pose many dangers. The Alexandria Campus is a good place to develop an understanding of both.
Liberal Arts TV
|Samuel Rosado Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Jose Zalles II
|Dr. Ivy Beringer
Childhood Development, Human Services and Education
Elizabeth (Lisa) Hill
Communications Studies and Theatre
Dr. Jonathan Kolm
Dr. Elizabeth Lanthier
Economics, Geography, Psychology and Sociology
Photography and Media
World Languages (including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese)
Jarrod Waetjen / Shonette Grant
Developmental English, English, Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religion
Dr. Joseph Windham
History, Political Science and Social Sciences
English as a Second Language
Courses of Study/Programs:
- Communication Design
- Communication Studies and Theatre
- Developmental English
- Early Childhood Development
- English as a Second Language
- Fine Arts
- Human Services
- Photography and Media
- Political Science
- Social Sciences
- Teacher Education
- Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate
- World Languages