Great Books Program at Mercer University (GA)

Great Books Program at Mercer University (GA).Mercer’s Great Books Program is committed to the idea that each generation of citizens must engage and confront for itself the traditions that it inherits, and that true inheritance of such traditions comes through understanding, which is only made possible by serious study. Faculty and students are new interlocutors in an old, complicated, and sometimes contentious conversation about some of the most important questions that human beings have ever or will ever face. The Great Books Program consists of eight courses, all seminar-based. Through a survey of political, religious, philosophical, and scientific thought, students increase their skills in disciplined thinking and effective writing, can heighten their moral and ethical reflectiveness, and can understand how the seminal ideas of the past have formed our twentieth and twenty-first century selves. For additional information visit,