Since 1946, The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults has offered non-credit adult learners different ways to engage with great books and great ideas through close reading and discussion. The Core Curriculum Courses, starting with Year 1, form the 4-year certificate. Once students have completed two years of the Core Curriculum, they are eligible to take Alumni Sequences and courses. Students who would like to experience the Basic Program without enrolling in the certificate can take Online Courses and Open-to-All Courses, and attend our Events and Lectures. For more information about each kind of offering, please click on the left-hand menu.