Hertog Scholars Program at Macaulay Honors College
Hertog Scholars explore the human condition through a sequence of multidisciplinary seminars immersing students in the great works of world literature. Scholars enjoy intellectual enrichment through a broad overview of culture, politics and society, which is the hallmark of the modern humanistic ideal of a well–rounded citizen of our nation and the world.
All Hertog Scholars must complete 6 courses (18 credits) of required coursework over a two-year period. This is a reading and writing-intensive program covering enduring texts that ask vital contemporary questions. What is a just social order? What are the fundamental underpinnings of various economic systems? What do different forms of literary expression tell us about the relation of self and society in a particular culture?
The Hertog Scholars program is designed for students interested in acquiring critical prose, reading and writing skills. The small seminar format facilitates extensive classroom discussion and individualized attention from faculty.
Macaulay first year and sophomore students are eligible to register for the program. Students receive free course materials and books. Guest speakers and outings to museums and cultural performances are part of the program. Classes are scheduled on Fridays at the Macaulay Building to allow a wider variety of students from all eight campuses to commit to the full two year program. In addition, Hertog Scholars are recommended to prestigious summer study programs at universities here and abroad.
Dr. Darren Staloff
Director of the Hertog Scholars Program at Macaulay Honors College is Professor in the Department of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. His principal academic interests are early modern and modern political and intellectual history and his specialty is in early American History.
Dr. Martin Burke
Martin Burke is a Professor of History at Lehman College. His academic interests include American intellectual and cultural history and modern Ireland.
Dr. Clifford Rosenberg
Associate Professor in the History Department at City College of New York, Clifford Rosenberg specializes in the social and political history of modern Europe, especially France, and on the relationship between the continent and its colonial hinterlands.
How to Apply
Discuss the Hertog program with your campus advisor to understand how the program fits into your academic plan. To apply you are required to submit a brief 1-2 page letter detailing what you hope to get from and offer to the program and a recent writing sample.
Applications are accepted through May 15.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Darren Staloff