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The ACADEMY FOR POLYMATHIC STUDY guides its inquiries 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, USC professor EDWIN McCANN conducts four conversational workshops during the spring terms from a philosophical, historical, and practical point of view. Attendance at these sessions covering all four quadrants is required for certification as an Academy fellow.
“There is nothing permanent except change; and it is in changing that we find purpose.”