ARETE = Excellence

Arete = Excellence

Date Published: Jul. 22, 2017

Arete Class Dr. CriderWe’ve enjoyed hosting our Arete participants for two weeks on our Irving campus for enriching explorations into campus life, insightful discussions and enjoyable outings!  

Arete: An Introduction to the Classics engaged in the questions of excellence and the noble life, studying selections from the UD core while connecting the themes from the course to related works.  Arete: American Studies explored texts and ideas that have contributed to the American mind and character.  The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Federalist Papers and Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address were included.  All the lessons culminate through seminars and presentations at the close of the programs.  Both programs enjoyed viewing interesting films, and attending a live performance at Shakespeare in the Park as well as an outing to the Dallas Museum of Art in the Dallas Arts District and a relaxing visit to downtown Carrollton square.

We’re happy to have had this opportunity to host these bright high school students from around the country this summer and enhance the camaraderie that inevitably develops in a learning community, striving for excellence.

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