Great Books Colloquium Minor
The Great Books Colloquium is an integrated series of four courses in which students
read and discuss some of the most influential, thought-provoking, and enjoyable books
ever written. From the ancient Greeks to the present, these books provide the perspective
and ideas that enable us to think productively and insightfully about the decisive
issues we face today. Through reading, discussion, and writing, students build a solid
educational foundation not just for college, but for life.
The Curriculum (19 - 20 Units)
The Great Books minor provides a capstone experience that integrates the learning experiences of the four-semester Great Books Colloquium, representing an established program that addresses classical texts in the western canon, with additional courses focusing on contemporary global issues and texts. Students who complete a minor in Great Books demonstrate their competence in thinking critically, discussing, and writing effectively about enduring human questions both in the historic western past and in the global present.
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