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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Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Gary Jarvis Waters Jr. on successfully earning his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. In partial fulfillment of his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree requirement, Mr. Waters submitted an illustrated storybook in verse as the applied project. The title of his capstone project is “Gentlemen Speakeasy”. We wish Gary Waters all the best in his future endeavors!Click here for more HMU News.
At HMU, we want to continue the great authors' conversations in a contemporary context, and our blog will help us do that. Join the conversation by clicking here.
Upcoming Event: Please join us for the next Quarterly Discussions scheduled for Thursday, April 16th, and Saturday, April 18th, 2015.The April Quarterly Discussions will focus on Imaginative Literature and we will read a portion of Milton's Paradise Lost. Quarterly Discussions are conducted on a conference call. You can be anywhere to participate! If you are interested in participating or would like more information please email Alissa Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For information on Harrison Middleton University continuing education programs, upcoming events with our partners, and Great Books Councils click here.
Dr. Edgar Daniels
Levittown, New York
“I continue to be impressed with Harrison Middleton University’s educational philosophy and the manner in which they put it into practice. I would recommend the school without hesitation to anyone seeking a meaningful, rewarding, and ultimately life enriching educational experience.” Dr. Edgar Daniels
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Harrison Middleton University’s bi-annual publication shares information about student graduations and publications, and celebrates student, faculty, and staff achievements! Click here to read the current edition of HMU: Dialogues.
The "Shared Inquiry" or Socratic method is at the heart of Harrison Middleton University's teaching methodology. Participants in the Shared Inquiry process search for meaning, for answers to fundamental questions of human existence raised by primary texts. In the course of conversation, students will work to interpret the primary text, employing critical skills, and bringing their own insights and experiences. Throughout their studies, students will have a series of one-to-one discussions (via telephone or Skype) with tutors over the coursework they designed. Click below to listen to a selection from a syntopical discussion between HMU Tutor Dr. Marcus Conley and HMU Ed.D. student John Reynolds. The discussion as a whole explores the Great Idea of Truth as addressed by authors such as Augustine, Barth, Locke, Bacon, Mill, and Descartes. In the following selection, the participants consider the different attitudes toward figurative language by Locke and Augustine, then begin to discuss the notion of discipline according to Descartes and Bacon.