Engage in conversations and explore the most influential ideas within Western Civilization’s masterpieces of literature, history, and philosophy in ACC’s Great Books program. ACC is one of only six community colleges in the United States included in the University of Chicago's Great Books Consortium.
Getting this certificate, like any other academic honor, allows admission committees to view you as a serious scholar. Plus, students who complete as few as two Great Books classes tend to score higher on reading comprehension tests because the courses are designed to improve your reading skills which, in turn, improves your academic performance in other courses.
If you have successfully completed four Great Books courses with an A or a B, you are eligible to receive a Great Books Achievement Certificate.
If you qualify, please submit your application for a Great Books Achievement Certificate.
ACC offers various courses designated as "Great Books Courses." Within these courses, at least half of the course readings are from authors on the Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Authors List as primary voices in their fields. You will study thought-provoking masterpieces, share ideas, and join in lively debate and conversations centered around the great academic works of Western Civilization.
|Course||CRN||Course Title||Professor / Instructor|
|ECO 201 602||33374||Intro to Macroeconomics||Anderssen|
|ENG 121 404||33328||English Composition I||Newlon|
|ENG 121 610||30125||English Composition I||Newlon|
|ENG 122 606||30133||English Composition II||Newlon|
|ENG 122 613||30139||English Composition II||Newlon|
|HIS 101 101||30050||Western Civ: Antiquity-1650||Gore|
|HIS 102 201||33117||Western Civ: 1650-Present||Gore|
|HIS 121 101||31052||US History to Reconstruction||Gore|
|HIS 122 101||31415||US History since Civil War||Gore|
|HIS 236 101||32704||US History since 1945||Gore|
|HUM 115 102||30489||Intro to Mythology||Lanyon|
|HUM 115 161||30668||Intro to Mythology||Lanyon|
|HUM 115 115||30476||Intro to Mythology||Langford|
|HUM 115 181||32710||Intro to Mythology||Stafinbil|
|PHI 111 102||30553||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 111 201||30442||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 112 102||30200||Ethics||Schulte|
|PHI 112 401||30443||Ethics||Jaramillo|
|PHI 214 101||32956||Philosophy of Religion||Sackris|