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|
|BIO 1012 101||22061||General College Biology||Norman|
|ECO 2001 602||22029||Intro to Macroeconomics||Anderssen|
|ENG 1021 615||22082||English Composition I||Newlon|
|ENG 1021 618||24049||English Composition I||Newlon|
|ENG 1022 103||22091||English Composition II||Cook|
|ENG 1022 606||22093||English Composition II||Newlon|
|HIS 1116 101||23828||The World: Antiquity - 1650||Gore|
|HIS 1220 201||24250||US History since Civil War||Gore|
|HIS 1310 101||22189||Western Civilization since Antiquity||Gore|
|HIS 1320 101||22484||Western Civilization 1650 to Present||Gore|
|HIS 2300 101||24635||The Middle Ages||Gore|
|HUM 1015 101||22194||Intro to Mythology||Rubin|
|HUM 1015 102||22486||Intro to Mythology||Lanyon|
|HUM 1021 601||24244||Antiquity through Renaissance||Beckman|
|HUM 1022 401||24590||Medieval through Modernity|
|LIT 1015 101||22110||Intro to Literature||Rubin|
|LIT 1015 401||22109||Intro to Literature||Snow|
|LIT 1015 681||24911||Intro to Literature||Stafinbil|
|LIT 2001 201||25288||Intro to World Lit||Rubin|
|LIT 2011 101||25214||American Lit to Civil War||Rubin|
|PHI 1011 101||25214||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 1011 102||22113||Intro to Philosophy||Schulte|
|PHI 1011 201||22455||Intro to Philosophy||Sackris|
|PHI 1011 401||22115||Intro to Philosophy||Sartin|
|PHI 1012 102||25317||Ethics||Jaramillo|
|PHI 1012 201||24110||Ethics||Schulte|
|PHI 1014 101||22722||Comparative Religions||Fitzgerald|
|PSY 2221 101||24296||Social Psychology||Hagood|
|SPA 2012 301||24551||Advanced Spanish IV||Moiron|