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Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 

The Great Books program is one of the two general education tracks for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2020

The new director of the Great Books program, Charlotte Thomas,  is working on a three-year plan to incorporate more works written by female authors and authors of color into the Great Books curriculum.

Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

A Great Books student's desk is covered with the books assigned in the first semester of the program.

Morgan Prillaman, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Plato says, opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance, so I hope to bridge the gap between what Mercer students think they know about Great Books and what Great Books actually is t...

Opinion: Students need a more flexible drop/add period

Daniel Wilson and Emily Cadle study in the library.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 11, 2019

The specified period for dropping or adding a course at the start of the school year spans just four days, or two class meetings. How are we supposed to know whether we can manage our course load or handle a particularly challenging class when all we've done is read the syllabus?

Dean unveils new general education requirements

Dean unveils new general education requirements

February 27, 2011

Dean Lake Lambert announced on Monday a sweeping round of changes to Mercer's general education curriculum for fall 2012, including replacing First Year Seminar and Senior Capstone classes with new interdisciplinary classes, lowering core requirements and adding new writing courses. The new curriculum – ...

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