The Mission of the Division of Liberal Arts and Humanities is to advance understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities through a challenging, creative, and intellectually stimulating curriculum, based on Christian values and perspectives in a culturally diverse community. Socrates, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., elucidated the cornerstone of a liberal arts education when he stated, "The unexamined life is not worth living." All degree plans reflect the College's liberal arts core course sequencing. Students seeking these degrees often have a broad choice of courses which will fulfill their major, allowing students to pursue individual interests. The Bachelor of Arts in History, for example, allows students to focus their attention on a variety of different areas of specialization: American, European, World, American-Indian.