The development of strong writing skills throughout a student’s academic career is an important objective of an NYUAD education.
Academic programs in the Arts and Humanities are firmly rooted in the best traditions of a liberal arts curriculum but they approach this curriculum from new intellectual perspectives.
Courses are shaped around a deep commitment to global frameworks of understanding, and, where appropriate, they present, examine, and discuss the history, theory, and practice of the arts together rather than separately.
These approaches are a distinguishing characteristic of the Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi and they signal a belief in both an ethics and a disciplinary inventiveness suited to the contemporary world.
Courses instill an awareness of the global interconnectedness of human values and of the need for communication and respect between cultures; courses also enable students to deepen their understanding of Middle Eastern history and culture.
The programs in the Arts and Humanities educate students who after graduation, will: