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Welcome to Arts First

Arts First is a course-based program that builds students’ foundational competencies in communication and analysis during their first year at university.

Starting in fall 2018, each incoming Arts student will take ARTS 130 - Inquiry and Communication and ARTS 140 - Information and Analysis in small-group classroom settings.

What is Arts First?

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Student view of Arts First

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19 Instructor Disciplines

Anthropology, Classical Studies, Communication Arts, Culture & Language Studies, Economics, English Language & Literature, Fine Arts, Gender and Social Justice, Germanic & Slavic Studies, History, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Development Studies, Sociology & Legal Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies