Ignatius – Angelicum Liberal Studies Great Books Program

Ignatius Liberal StudiesLooking for an on-line Great Books Program for your homeschooling high school student or college student? Ignatius Press and the Angelicum Great Books Program have launched an on-line course of studies.

n 2010 Ignatius Press and the Angelicum Great Books Program joined educational forces to launch the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program (LSP), an online program of studies for college credit coordinating the best of home and distance learning with online classes. These courses are available starting in high school or home school. All courses are accepted at one or more accredited colleges and universities for full college credit.

Students in the Liberal Studies Program can begin earning up to 60 college credits (2 years of college) while in high or home school with the excellent, live, Angelicum Great Books Program (48 credit hours) and Fr. Fessio’s Theology Online courses (12 credit hours) — all of which are recommended by the American Council for Education (ACE) for college credit. Over 2,000 colleges and universities are affiliated with ACE. Students can take solid, orthodox, Catholic undergraduate theology courses taught by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, ThD — himself a student of Pope Benedict XVI.

Students may begin the LSP at any level. Under the leadership of Ignatius Press founder and editor Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, as Chancellor, the Liberal Studies Program provides unrivaled educational opportunities for homeschoolers, students enrolled in traditional high schools and undergraduates — leading to various undergraduate degrees while students acquire the foundations for a Catholic, generalist-liberal education.

LSP offers something unique among the many ways high school students can earn college credit — an online program specifically designed for Catholic students (but welcoming and open to all) who want to embark on acquiring a liberal education using the Great Books approach pioneered by the great philosopher, educator, and Catholic convert Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, supplemented with systematic Catholic theology courses taught by a renowned, faithful, and enthusiastic Catholic educator. Fr. Fessio has received the mandatum required for theology teachers.

LSP college credits are accepted at a large, growing list of colleges and universities.

The reasonable costs of the Liberal Studies Program online, at a fraction of the expense of traditional college education are, for many families, a part of the solution to soaring college costs. In the Liberal Studies Program students can obtain 59 college credits for about one fourth (1/4th) of the cost on campus — a savings of approximately $30,000–$60,000 over two years.

To find out more, please visit http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/liberal-studies-program/index.htm



Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com