The program began in fall 2014, and this fall, interested community members have the opportunity to sign up for the “Masterworks I” course (which surveys great texts from ancient Greece to the Renaissance) or a special seminar on Dante (which will consider all three portions of his epic Divine Comedy). At present, there are two available sections of “Masterworks I”: one meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7.30pm, and the other meets on Saturday mornings from 9-10.30am. The Masterworks Dante seminar meets on Saturday mornings from 10.45am-12.15pm. In addition to these weekly class meetings, Masterworks participants are invited to attend Christ College’s Symposia. (Please note that new and continuing Masterworks participants are welcome to take part in either or both of these class offerings. Ideally, participants will enroll in Masterworks I and II before participating in [or while concurrently taking] a topics seminar, but we understand that this arrangement may not work for everyone.)
Classes may be taken for personal enrichment, continuing education, or graduate credit. For those interested in personal enrichment or the continuing education option (which awards CEUs, or continuing education units), a single course costs $295, and both courses may be taken concurrently for a reduced cost of $495. For those interested in pursuing a 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 seminars. We hope you’ll consider joining and contributing to this dynamic community, built around great books and great conversations.