Welcome to Transformative Texts & Ideas at East Carolina University!
It means that if you have multiple interests, if you are interested in ideas, this course of study will allow you to connect them in your studies and help you consider what sort of profession will allow you to do so in the future.
In Transformative Texts & Ideas classes…
You will learn that the best way to attain knowledge (and not just information or training) is to read and discuss original texts in a community of readers. Reading Plato teaches that the mind acquires the most meaningful lessons by engaging in active dialogue with a skilled questioner; at ECU, we enact this principle by offering small, multidisciplinary seminars on key ideas or movements led by knowledgeable professors.
As a graduate of this program, you may go on to become a lawyer or physician, an educator or an educational reformer, a journalist or editor, a philosopher or academic, a public servant or political leader.
Transformative Texts and Ideas is a minor offered through the Harriot College of Arts & Sciences Multidisciplinary Studies degree program. One or more seminars is offered each semester on topics across various fields of study, which aim to foster the arts of close reading, lucid writing, and liberal discourse, taught by faculty drawn from across the college of arts & sciences.