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Great Texts of the Western Tradition

The Great Texts major is one of two undergraduate majors within the Baylor University Honors College. The coursework includes the study of influential written works from a variety of cultures throughout the ages. Available courses include:

  • Medieval Intellectual Tradition
  • Confessions and Autobiography
  • Dante and the Italian Renaissance
  • Great Texts of the 20th Century
  • Epic and Romance in the High Middle Ages

Because of the broad and varied nature of the coursework, this major is highly recommended for students wishing to further their academic studies in a variety of areas, including graduate, law and medical school. Graduates can also expect to find career opportunities in international business or at academic institutions.

Baylor University's undergraduate scholarly publication, The Pulse, promotes academic writing among the undergraduate students. Students with exceptional writing and research are given the chance to have their work featured in the publication, whether for their classes or for their Honors or University Scholars theses. The Pulse also provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the publication process.

Baylor offers a number of study abroad programs, one in particular that is ideal for Religion, Philosophy and Great Texts majors. Baylor in St. Andrews, located at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in history and culture to study at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.

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