Primary Texts Program

“Learn unfiltered and witness thoughts in the raw.”

The K-State Primary Texts Certificate Program provides students with an opportunity to take part in a conversation with some of the best thinkers humankind has produced. This Primary Texts Program sponsors and runs the Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal. As a result, the journal intends to embody the spirit and goals of the program by encouraging students to engage with and create their own primary texts.

Supposing is good, but finding out is better.” –Mark Twain

K-State students can earn a Primary Texts Certificate while fulfilling their requirements, or earn a stand-alone certificate. You can take courses emphasizing original works instead of textbooks. Instead of reading only a textbook in Physics, read selections from Galileo and Einstein. Instead of an American Government textbook, read James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Obtain the intellectual flexibility to be a lifelong learner, an attribute highly valued in the workforce in today’s rapidly changing economy. Primary Texts students also go on to graduate school, law school, divinity school and other programs where analytical and communications skills are highly valued.

Visit the Primary Texts Certificate Program website to learn more!