Here is a preview of what an liberal arts education is about, and why Oxy's liberal arts education is regarded as one of the best institutions around the world.
The academics at Oxy introduces the students into different realms of education. The core program trains Oxy students to think critically, to deconstruct a problem, and to come up with different solutions that will solve the issue. The CSP program sharpens the student's writing skills, so that they can become professional writers and critical thinkers when they graduate from Oxy.
As a Liberal Arts College, Occidental College has different education system than traditional universities. Here is a PowerPoint about the American Liberal Arts College and its development in China, written by Professor Tsung Chi, from Politics department of Occidental College.