Introduction and Overview

  • Nancy H. Hensel
Part of the The Arts in Higher Education book series (AHE)


The introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationships between the arts and the other liberal arts. The role of the arts in student development and career preparation is addressed, particularly skills such as critical thinking, observation, imagination, ability to work collaboratively and independently, ability to meet deadlines, and comfort with risk. The impact of the arts on society is also addressed.


Intellectual development Professional skills Societal impact 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy H. Hensel
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  1. 1.New American Colleges and UniversitiesLaguna WoodsUSA

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