In this short course, we will overview what you can expect from the Great Books curriculum established by Mortimer Adler that you will use at Memoria College. We will discuss the ideas of a “Great Tradition” or a “Great Conversation,” and critically examine how these approaches to classical material correlate with a purely Christian education. We will also examine Adler’s division and selection of texts and his enumeration of “Great Ideas” or themes that we will trace throughout these texts. Finally, we will discuss ways that you may profitably supplement Adler’s canon and follow up texts or authors that you find of particular interest.
540 – Entering the Great Conversation: Introduction to the Great Books
$100.00 – $250.00
Instructor: Dr. Dan Sheffler
Term: July 20-August 17
Time: Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. EDT
Tuition: $250 for-credit, $100 non-credit
All enrollees will receive professional development certificate upon completion of course.