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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.
Why Should I get a Great Books Achievement Certificate?
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.
How Do I Get a Great Books Achievement Certificate?
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.
Great Books Courses
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.
Great Books Courses Spring 2020
(Section Numbers Coming Soon)
|Course Title||Professor / Instructor||Days / Time|
|AST 102 101||Stellar Astronomy||TBA||TBA|
|BIO 112 101||General College Biology II / Lab:SC1-30801||Celia Norman||Tu/Th
|ECO 201 106||Principles of Macroeconomics||Joan Anderssen||M/W
|ENG 121 107||English Composition I||Rachel Newlon||Tu/Th
|ENG 121 110||English Composition I||Rachel Newlon||Tu/Th
|ENG 122 106||English Composition II||Rachel Newlon||M/W
|ENG 122 108||English Composition II||Rachel Newlon||M/W
|ENG 122 110||English Composition II||Monica Fuglei||M/W
|ENG 122 201||English Composition II||Rachel Newlon||Online|
|HUM 115 101||World Mythology||Scott Guenthner||Tu/Th
|HUM 115 102||World Mythology||Susan Stafinbil||W
|HUM 115 166||World Mythology||Kona Morris||Th
|HUM 115 177||Introduction to Mythology||Staff||M/W
Sturm Collaboration Campus
|HUM 115 201||Introduction to Mythology||Kona Morris||Online|
|HUM 121 101||Early Man to Medieval||Juliet Beckman||M/W
|HUM 122 101||Medieval to Modern||Snow||Tu/Th
|LIT 115 103||Introduction to Literature I||Susan Stafinbil||Tu/Th
|LIT 212 101||Introduction to Literature||Lance Rubin||M/W
|LIT 225 101||Intro to Shakespeare||Juliet Beckman||M