Dickinson College commits resolutely to offer its students the privilege and opportunity of the tradition of liberal education. Liberal education is more a way of thinking than specific content, although both are important. The specific disciplines of liberal education-all of which are to be engaged by the student-are called the Liberal Arts and comprise the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the arts. Liberal education embraces and addresses the way in which knowledge is actually used in the world of work and civil society. Dickinson today remains committed to a revolutionary course of study that pursues, in close cooperation with its students, new knowledge and promotes generous connections across disciplines that yield progressive insights and emerging innovation that would not occur within the confinement of strictly defined academic disciplines. A Dickinson liberal education offers students the opportunity to completely and passionately engage in the pursuit of knowledge, talent and character for a noble purpose- to be useful through leadership and high accomplishment and through citizenship, to advance a just, compassionate democratic system of government and the manners and society appropriate to it.