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Join Us for a Sample Discussion on Machiavelli's "The Prince"

Join the University of Chicago's Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults for a free sample discussion.

"Of Those Who Through Wickedness Attain to the Principate" The Prince, Chapter 8

This August, we are offering two opportunities for you to try out a Basic Program class—one online and one in-person. Basic Program Instructor Adam Rose will lead both discussions on chapter 8 of The Prince by Machiavelli. Both discussions are open-to-all.

The sample discussions will be on August 10 at noon Central Time online and August 12 at 10 a.m. in Hyde Park. A short presentation on the Basic Program will follow each discussion.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE AUGUST 10 ONLINE DISCUSSION  

REGISTER HERE FOR THE AUGUST 12 IN-PERSON DISCUSSION

New students who register for a Basic Program Year One: Autumn course by August 15 will receive $50 off by using the code: BPYR150

About the Instructor

Adam Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993 and is a former staff chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life. He is the recipient of the 2007 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.

About the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults

The Basic Program offers a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition of the University of Chicago. There are no tests or papers; instead, we discover, discuss, and disagree about the foundational texts of Western literature, politics, and social thought. Come join the conversation!