Many students finish their college career looking back at how much they perhaps were not able to study, how much they may have missed during these important years of higher education. Perhaps they have found themselves in a job which does not ask them to engage their minds or academic curiosities as much as they wish; they may even find themselves in a local church which does not place a proper emphasis on “loving God with our minds.” Likewise, a college graduate may have a desire for further study at the graduate level, but they are unsure what that study could entail or how to make that next step. This is why Chesterton College has created the Dissertatio Vita, a one-year study plan for students interested in learning in a local community of Christians who are dedicated to reading about, writing on, and discussing important ideas. For ten months (August-May) DV students will choose a research topic, prepare a study and reading plan, and complete a series of drafts, culminating at the end of the school year in the delivery and defense of a final paper.
The registration deadline for the 2018-2019 Dissertatio Vita is July 1st.