Harrison Middleton University believes that the study of the liberal arts is both timeless and timely because it focuses on the persisting questions of human existence and bears directly on the problems we face today. At a time when more and more adults are recognizing the benefits of lifelong learning, the Great Books of the Western World provides the medium in which to search for fundamental knowledge and unifying ideas.
Harrison Middleton University is a great books, great ideas, great conversations, distance learning university that offers undergraduate and graduate education in the humanities with concentrations in imaginative literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, and social science.
Harrison Middleton University promotes student-faculty scholarship through research, discussion, and the development of collaborative publications.
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Upcoming Event: Please join us for the next Quarterly Discussion scheduled for Thursday, April 24th and Saturday, April 26th, 2014. The April Quarterly Discussions will focus on Imaginative Literature. The readings for these discussions will be provided. If you are interested in participating in either of these discussions or would like more information please email Alissa Simon.(firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Remorseless Working of Things
A Harrison Middleton University Film Series
Harrison Middleton University invites you to its inaugural film series, The Remorseless Working of Things. This 2014 spring event will explore three of Shakespeare's great tragedies: Macbeth, Hamlet, and King Lear.
HMU faculty member, Gary Schoepfel, will lead all three discussions. Participants will read the play and screen a film in advance of the scheduled discussion, which will then be conducted via conference call using a toll free telephone number that will be provided to participants. You can be anywhere to participate! Each two-hour discussion will cover one of the three tragedies.
Discussions will be held on the following Thursday evenings over a three month period:
Macbeth, March 20 at 5:00 pm PT/6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET
Hamlet, April 10 at 5:00 pm PT/6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET
King Lear, May 22 at 5:00 pm PT/6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET
The $75.00 fee for this series covers participation in all three discussions. However, participants may join one, two or all three discussions. This fee does not include the cost of the plays or films.
For those who are interested in earning continuing education units, one unit will be offered for participation in all three discussions.
Please contact Rebecca Fisher at (email@example.com) for additional information or to register.
HMU News: Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. Edgar Roth Daniels and Dr. Philip Noel Stewart on successfully earning their Doctor of Arts degrees! Dr. Daniels submitted the following applied project in partial fulfilment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirement, titled: “SJC 100: The 7 Deadly Sins and SJC 100: The Civically Engaged Individual. Two College Level Courses Designed to be Taught for St. Joseph’s College Freshman Year Experience.” Dr. Stewart submitted the following dissertation in partial fulfilment for the requirements of the Doctor of Arts degree: “Virtue is not Virtue: An Examination of Ethics Ancient and Modern.” We wish Dr. Daniels and Dr. Stewart all the best in their future endeavors!
Classical Pursuits Upcoming Events: Thoughtful Vacations for Inquiring Adults with The world's best literature, art and music as our guides (www.classicalpursuits.com/travel-pursuits/)
RUSSIA’S GOLDEN AGE
19th century art, literature, and music in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Moscow and St. Petersburg
April 2 – 13, 2014 (11 nights)
THE WEST GIVES WAY TO THE REST
A week at Toronto Pursuits is a week immersed in discussion of books, art and ideas
July 13 - 18, 2014 (5 nights)
Isle of Awe
Iceland – Reykjavik and other towns
August 30 – September 8, 2014 (9 nights)
PO’BOYS AND NAUGHTY GIRLS IN N’AWLINS
The land of dreamy dreams that defies “objective” reality
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 7 – 14, 2014 (7 nights)
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Great Books Ongoing Councils: Workshops for educators through the Great Books Foundation. For more information click on a link.
HMU Press Release: Harrison Middleton University earned continued accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC - www.detc.org). At its January 11, 2013 meeting, the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council approved continued accreditation, with no conditions, of Harrison Middleton University through January 2018. Please take time to read the Press Release.
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