Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Join the Basic Program for a Free Online Sample Discussion
About the Event
Interested in the Basic Program? Join us for a sample discussion led by Kendall Sharp, Cyril O. Houle Chair of the Basic Program, on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. A short presentation on the Basic Program will follow the discussion. Upcoming dates include November 3, 11, 13, and 18.
Joining the Basic Program this Winter
Students can join the Basic Program in winter! Those who register will be invited to attend a bootcamp on Plato’s Meno, a cornerstone of the first year of the Basic Program. These online sessions, offered free of charge to all who join the Basic Program Year 1 in Winter quarter, will get new students up to speed on our method of discussion and prepare them to join their cohort in January. The bootcamp will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm CT on Thursday, December 2, and Thursday, December 9. Kendall Sharp, the Cyril O. Houle Chair of the Basic Program, will lead the session. (Please note: only registered students will be invited to attend the bootcamp sessions.)
Basic Program Instructor
Kendall Sharp is currently the Cyril O. Houle of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. He holds a PhD from the Committee on Social Thought and a BA from the College at the University of Chicago. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, and has taught also at DePaul University (history), the University of Illinois-Chicago (classics), and in the College (humanities). He rejoined the Basic Program in 2019, having last served on the staff from 1999–2000. His research and publishing focus on Plato's dialogues as literary expressions of the philosophical life. His teaching has included Greek and Latin languages, classics in translation (literature, philosophy, history), and both classical mythology and ancient Greek science.