The Faulkner D.Litt is now a SACS accredited PhD!

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  1. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    I got the following in an email today from Dr. Woods (who has posted here before) about the Faulkner doctorate, based upon the Great Books:

     
  2. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

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  3. PilgrimPastor

    PilgrimPastor New Member

    That looks like a great program. Reasonable costs, even if the cost goes up a little bit it will still likely be at a competitive level; especially since this is the only degree of its kind.
     
  4. Psydoc

    Psydoc New Member

    And you would do what with it?
     
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Land a professorship at Saint John's College?
     
  6. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    Sounds like a really interesting program! I'm glad that they were able to achieve their goal and might actually consider it for the future if I decide to do an online doctorate.

    However I wonder, is it proper to refer to it as a PhD? It's a DLitt degree, so shouldn't the title of this thread (and usage in Faulkner's email) refer to the degree as "a SACS accredited doctorate" since I imagine there are non-trivial differences between this degree and a traditional PhD which warrant the different nomenclature? Or am I just being nitpicky?
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It's always good to have choices.
     
  8. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    As I read it, Faulkner's original plan was for a program that would result in a DLitt, but it was revised during development such that it will now be a PhD, literally, not a DLitt.
     
  9. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    Ahhhh, sorry, my mistake, I missed that part of the email. Thanks for clarifying that it's actually a PhD now. That does add a bit more legitimacy to it, such that grads won't have to explain what a DLitt is!
     
  10. Sweetowski

    Sweetowski Member

    What means "to be based in the Great Books"?
     
  11. warguns

    warguns Member

    Since FU states it is "Guided by a commitment to Biblical truth", one has to w6nder what "great books" will be omitted from the curriculum that dispute this.
     
  12. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    The great books are those books that are believed to constitute an essential foundation in the literature of Western culture. Specified sets of great books usually number in the range of roughly 50 to 100.

    Great books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  13. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    In a "Great Books" program, the entire college curriculum is based around reading and discussing classic works by famous authors. You don't use traditional textbooks.

    So for example, instead of studying business or economics through textbooks, you might read the works of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Instead of studying physics through a textbook, you might read the works of Galileo and Newton.

    In practice, most "Great Books" programs are oriented towards Western culture, but it doesn't have to be that way. For example, St. John's College, which is probably the oldest and best-known "Great Books" school, offers a degree in "Eastern Classics", focusing on classic historical texts from India, China, and Japan.
     
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  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    A Great Books curriculum would make for an interesting literature review.
     
  15. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    If only I did not have to work....I would be all over this.
     
  16. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Alas reality sets in :(
     
  17. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    "Last, but most important, this Great Books based PhD is completely informed by the Christian faith."

    What ever could that mean? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Ironic that the great writer, Nobel laureate William Faulkner, is not the one the school with the "great books" degree is named for.
     
  19. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I love the fact that the place kicker on the Faulkner intercollegiate football team is 61 years old. With his first extra point kick in a rout of Ave Maria a few weeks ago, he set all kinds of records. Go Eagles. Faulkner University - Football
     
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And which Faulkner is Faulkner U named for?
     

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