The Memoria College Master’s Courses in the Great Books offers teachers and interested adults a broad yet meaningful encounter with the great books. Students will study the fundamental texts of philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, history, economics, and science. In seminars led by Memoria College tutors, students will engage in thoughtful discussion of the classic works of the Western tradition by great thinkers and writers such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Shakespeare, Kant, Melville, and Tolstoy.
About The Program
The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours consisting of:
- 24 credit hours from courses held across the fall and spring semesters focused on reading and discussing the great books of the Western tradition.
- 6 credit hours from a variety of lecture and seminar courses focused on the close reading of a single great work or author (for example, Melville’s Moby Dick, Plato’s Republic, or The Federalist Papers) or the exploration of topics in classical education (for example, “The Practice of Classical Pedagogy” or “Introduction to Classical Education”).