There is still time to register for the online Introduction to Great Books courses offered by Monticello College this November. There will be two different three-week courses, Course V and Course III, which will begin November 7 and November 6, respectively. Tuition for each session is $75, and registration must be completed at least 48 hours before class begins. All students need to be able to easily access the 54-volume set of the Great Books of the Western World, as well as have a headset with earphones and a built-in microphone to be able to participate in webinars and discussions.
The Introduction to Great Books courses are designed for busy people who would like a chance to read about and discuss the lives and teachings of some of the world's greatest thinkers. The readings, online discussions and assignments are geared to require about an hour per day of study time.
Course III covers Plutarch, St. Augustine and the subject of slavery. The session begins November 6 with a 1-hour orientation, continues on November 13 with another 1-hour session, and concludes on November 20 with a 2-hour colloquium. All classes begin at 6 p.m. MT.
Course V discusses selected essays of Montaigne and what being a citizen means. Class sessions are November 7, 14 and 21, all beginning at 6 p.m. MT. The first two sessions will last about an hour, with the final colloquium lasting about two hours.