Hertog Scholars Program Courses

The Hertog Scholars Program is dedicated to developing the full intellectual and academic potential of a committed group of Macaulay Honors College students.

Courses immerse students in great works of world literature to explore the human condition and provide a broad overview of culture, politics and society.

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.

Search for a Just Order I

Examining the history of political and social thought from the Ancient world of classical Greece and Rome through the Renaissance and early modern period.
Instructor:  Martin Burke

Offered by Macaulay Honors College

Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm

 

Search for a Just Order II

Students will examine the beginnings of early modern political thought in the seventeenth century through the late modern and “post-modern” writings of the late twentieth century.
Instructor: Darren Staloff
MHC 274
Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
Offered by Macaulay Honors College

Survey of Literature I

This course will expose students to a broad sample of the great works of the literary canon from the ancient world through the renaissance.

Instructor: Darren Staloff
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm

Survey of Literature II

Instructor: Darren Staloff
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm

This course includes an immersion in the eighteenth-century enlightened novel and the platform it provided for social criticism and commentary.

Political Economy

Instructor: Darren Staloff
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Students will examine the intersection between politics and economics in a philosophic course that invites exploration of the great political economists from Locke and Rousseau to Smith, Keynes and Hayek.

The American Idea

Instructor:  Darren Staloff
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm
MHC 310

This course explores American history, culture, and government through extensive examination of primary sources supplemented by short secondary primers.