Great Books. Great Conversations.
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
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.