The Masterworks Program at Christ College
Great Books. Great Conversations.

Masterworks Program Program Description
The Masterworks Program at Christ College, sponsored by Valparaiso University’s interdisciplinary honors college as well as the Graduate School, offers continuing education opportunities for members of the larger Valparaiso community.  The program consists of a two-semester sequence of courses in the “Great Books” tradition, pioneered at places such as the University of Chicago and Columbia University.  Classes will meet weekly for 1.5 hours and have the option of being taken for continuing education or graduate credit.  Upon completion of this two-semester sequence, continuing education students will earn a certificate from Christ College, and will be invited to take part in topics seminars that focus on particular authors or themes, such as Jane Austen or modern poetry. Click here for complete course description. 

Information for Fall 2014
The program begins this fall, and interested community members have the opportunity to sign up for the “Masterworks I” course (designated as Liberal Studies 660) that meets on either Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  At present, there are two available sections of LS 660: one meets on Tuesdays from 6.30-8pm, and the other meets on Saturdays from 10-11.30am.  In addition to these weekly class meetings, Masterworks participants are invited to attend Christ College’s Symposia as well as the plenary addresses for Freshman Program (many of which will discuss texts and themes taken up in our Masterworks discussions).

The course may be taken for continuing education or graduate credit.  For those interested in the continuing education option (which awards CEUs, or continuing education units), the course costs $295.  For those interested in pursuing the course for graduate credit, the course price is determined by the graduate school’s set rate. 

Regardless of participants’ individual goals and motivations, though, this program offers intellectual engagement and lively discussions in the tradition of Christ College’s intimate, dynamic seminars.  We hope you’ll consider joining and contributing to this dynamic community, built around great books and great conversations.

Click here for registration form. 
For more information email the program coordinator here.