The Master of Liberal Arts degree core curriculum depends heavily on the reading of classics, including scripture. The classroom experience is conversational. Students and professor alike enter the room with questions over the reading and challenge each other further with more questions and discussion. This approach encourages an intense reading of the text, critical thinking, clarity in communication, and the skill of formulating significant questions. While the program is intentionally broad-based and interdisciplinary in approach, you can focus your studies in literature, history, or philosophy. This allows you to pursue doctoral studies in these disciplines if you so choose.