Those who complete the MPC Great Books Program receive a Certificate of Achievement recognizing them as a “Great Books Scholar.” This designation aids in transfer and scholarship applications, enhances resumes for future employers, and signifies verbal fluency and cultural literacy.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Express, orally and through cogent writing, a thorough knowledge and understanding of Great Books concepts, traditions of inquiry, and critiques.
- Provide evidence of a thorough, comprehensive knowledge of particular literary, historical, and philosophical works and their presentation of perennial, enduring questions.
- Consider ideas syntopically and discuss the products of the Western literary and cultural tradition as an ongoing Great Conversation.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
|ENGL 5||Introduction to Great Books||3|
|Select at least 13 units from the following:||13|
|Literature by and About Women|
|Introduction to Shakespeare|
|The Bible As Literature|
|Great Books Seminar I|
|Great Books Seminar II|
|Great Books Seminar III|
|Survey of American Literature I|
|Survey of American Literature II|
|Survey of World Literature I|
|Survey of World Literature II|
|Survey of British Literature I|
|Survey of British Literature II|
|The Great Novel|
|Western Civilization I|
|Exploration of Values in Living|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
|Introduction to World Religions|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.