Core courses and seminars examine the fundamental texts of the Western tradition as well as more modern classics. Students will study great thinkers and writers such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Shakespeare, Kant, Melville, Tolstoy, Tolkien, Dickens, Austen, and Lewis.
- Core courses are available to enrolled master’s students and offer three credit hours. Courses meet via Microsoft Teams for two hours once per week for 16 weeks and require participation in live class discussions, as well as a weekly contribution to the online class forum. These courses are based on the Great Ideas Program developed by Mortimer Adler.
- Seminar courses are available to enrolled master’s students for one credit hour and to the public for auditing. Courses meet for two hours once per week for five weeks via Microsoft Teams and require participation in class discussions as well as a weekly contribution to the online class forum. Students who are auditing the course may attend the live session and have access to the forums, but they are not required to contribute. These courses supplement the core courses by focusing on a single work, author, or narrow theme