The Millsaps Great Topics Seminars: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences are designed for serious lifelong learners as well as corporate and professional leaders and community volunteers/activists in the Jackson metropolitan area. These seminars provide opportunities for serious engagement with intellectual issues affecting society and the individual. More than 330 leaders have taken our seminars since they were established in 1988.
Participants are selected for their interest and/or expertise in a particular topic as well as accomplishments or recognized leadership potential and the age, gender and the ethnic diversity they provide the group. They are encouraged through collaborative learning techniques to develop a greater capacity for analysis and synthesis of ideas, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and appreciation for the values inherent in our institutions and practices, including historical and literature components. The Great Topics Seminars require extensive reading assignments and informal reflective writing of all participants.
The application deadline is December 1. Enrollment in the Seminar is limited.