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 6 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 2 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 debates and conversations centered around the great academic works of Western Civilization.
|Course||CRN||Course Title||Professor / Instructor|
|ECO 2001 602||22027||Intro to Macroeconomics||Anderssen|
|HIS 1310 101||22171||Western Civilization since Antiquity||Gore|
|HIS 1320 101||25394||Western Civ: 1650 - Present||Gore|
|HIS 2145 101||25395||US History since 1945||Gore|
|HIS 2300 101||24325||The Middle Ages||Gore|
|HUM 1015 101||22175||Intro to Mythology||Rubin|
|HUM 1015 102||25166||Intro to Mythology||Lanyon|
|HUM 1015 104||22450||Intro to Mythology||Snow|
|HUM 1015 181||25167||Intro to Mythology||Bell|
|HUM 1015 201||22551||Intro to Mythology||Morris|
|HUM 1015 202||24495||Intro to Mythology||Morris|
|HUM 1015 X01||25273||Intro to Mythology||Beckman|
|HUM 1021 101||25168||Early Civilization||Lanyon|
|LIT 1015 101||22099||Intro to Literature||Rubin|
|LIT 1015 102||23855||Intro to Literature||Lanyon|
|LIT 1015 181||25165||Intro to Literature||Stafinbil|
|LIT 2025 101||25170||Intro to Shakespeare||Beckman|
|PHI 1011 101||22102||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 1011 102||22101||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 1011 202||25180||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 1012 201||23919||Ethics||Smiley|