The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study guides its enquiries through four flexible pathways or Quadrants: (1) critical and integrative thinking; (2) study of the polymaths; (3) the tapestry of knowledge; and (4) communication. In order to explicate these Quadrants more fully, Professor of philosophy and English Edwin McCann will conduct four conversational workshops over the Fall and Spring terms from a philosophical, historical, and practical point of view. Attendance at these two sessions covering all four quadrants is required for Academy certification.
Covering Quadrants (1) critical and integrative thinking; (2) study of the polymaths.
Covering Quadrants (3) the tapestry of knowledge; (4) communication.