University of Malta
 

About CLAS
UOM Main Page
 
 
 
Newspoint
Campus Map button
Facebook

The Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) was established by the Council of the University in February 2014 with the main remit of designing, coordinating, evaluating and promoting the University’s new flagship Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS). As the administrative hub of PLAS, the Centre seeks to provide high-quality, learner-focused administrative assistance to students enrolled in the Programme. The Centre contributes to the University’s ongoing public outreach initiative, while promoting further interdisciplinary collaboration within the University and through its engagement with specialists outside academia.

The Programme falls within the tradition of liberal education which goes all the way back to the classical artes liberales in Greek and Roman antiquity, undergoing subsequent transformations in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and down to the 21st Century. Originally conceived as the education required by a free person (liber; a citizen as opposed to a slave), a ‘liberal education’ developed into a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills, as well as a stronger sense of civic engagement.

In this light, the Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a broad range of ‘stand alone’ study-units in areas such as archaeology, history, literature, culture, conservation, philosophy, economics, public policy, migration, music, biology, medicine, earth systems, marketing, art, astronomy, sociology, politics, winemaking, chemistry, architecture, law, photography, and more.

Click here to view the Regulations for the Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Click here to view the Statute of the Centre for the Liberal Arts and Science.

Staff:

Director:
Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca

Programme Officer:
Mr Kurt Borg

Executive Officer:
Ms Claire Amato

 

The CLAS Board:

Chairperson:
Professor Joseph M. Cacciottolo (Pro-Rector)

Vice Chairperson:
Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca (Director)

Members:
Mr Mark Borg (Student Representative)
Mr Joe Cauchi
Dr Mario Cardona
Mr Joseph Gerardi
Dr Alex Grech
Dr David Mifsud
Dr Carmen Sammut
Professor Emanuel Sinagra
Professor Nicholas Vella

Secretary:
Ms Veronica Grech (Registrar) or her delegate

Calendar
Notices
PLAS Applications are now being received
Click here to apply for PLAS Units commencing in February 2018
PLAS Testimonial Videos

Click here to view PLAS Testimonial Videos.

Apply now for PLAS Units on offer. 

PLAS Gift Voucher Facility
A mindful gift - short courses for relatives, friends & colleagues.
Parking Permit for PLAS Students
PLAS students can apply for a parking permit through the KSU website. Click here for more info.
Statute, Regulations Guidelines
Click here for Centre's Statute, Programme's Regulations, and Liberal Studies Awards Guidelines
PLAS Nature Photography Exhibition
Click here for more information on the PLAS Nature Photography Exhibition
LAS2100 Research Project
For more information click here
PLAS Introductory Meeting Presentations

Click here to access the presentations delivered during the PLAS Introductory Meeting.

The Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Malta’s new flagship Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences ...
 
 
Last Updated: 11 January 2017

Log In back to UoM Homepage