Great Books Program at Monterey Peninsula College (CA)

Great Books Program at Monterey Peninsula College (CA). The Great Books program at MPC exposes students to central imaginative, philosophical and historical texts, and equips students with the concepts, terminology, and vocabulary that will allow them to participate in what Robert Hutchins called “The Great Conversation.” The Great Books Program at MPC rejects the notion that Great Books are reserved for private schools and Ivy League universities. Our courses are for anyone drawn to depth and complexity rather than superficiality and ideology, to perennial questions rather than aprioristic answers, to reflection and “shared inquiry” rather than reactive or formulaic polemics, to permanent learning rather than terminal degrees. For additional information visit,