Great Books

Program Structure

Honours

An Honours Bachelor of Arts in Great Books requires 54 credit hours, including GRID 2006, one of 2106 or 2206, four of 3106, 3306, 3406, 3506 or 3606, 3903, 4903, 4906, 4913; and an approved 3 credit-hour course at the 3000/4000 level in another discipline.

Students interested in an Honours degree in Great Books should preferably apply to the Great Books Steering Committee by the beginning of their third year. Students should indicate when applying for the Honours BA in Great Books which courses they propose to count for these credits. Students are also strongly encouraged to take 6 credit hours of a language, particularly one that will be connected to their thesis. Students must take GRID 3903 in the second half of their third year. Application forms are available from the Director of Great Books.

Entrance to the Great Books Honours Programme requires a 3.7 GPA in Great Books courses and a 3.3 GPA in all other courses.

Major

To complete the Great Books Major, students are required to complete the following thematic courses:

Second year: 12 credit hours (GRID 2006 and one other 2000 level course)
Third year: 12 credit hours in upper-level Great Books courses (GRID 3106, 3306, 3406, 3506, 3606)
Fourth year: 12 credit hours in upper-level Great Books courses (GRID 3106, 3306, 3406, 3506, 3606)

Great Books Courses Cross-listed in Other Departments


GRID 2006 Quest for the Good Life is cross-listed with Political Science (3 credits only)

GRID 2006: Quest for the Good Life is cross-listed with Political Science (3 credits only)
GRID 3106: Love and Friendship is cross-listed with both English and Philosophy
GRID 3306: Justice is cross-listed with Political Science (3 credits only)
GRID 3506: Freedom is cross-listed with Political Science (3 credits only) and with ENGL 3903

Note

GRID 3406: Philosophy and Art counts towards the Group D requirement