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Basic Program of Liberal Education

Curriculum Details for Basic Program

Important Dates

Registration closes for Summer 2021 eight and ten-week courses (Basic Program, Open Enrollment, Writer's Studio, Visual Arts)

Since 1946, the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults has offered 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, comprise the four-year certificate. Once students have completed two years of the Core Curriculum, they become eligible to take Alumni Sequences and courses. Students who would like to experience the Basic Program without enrolling in the certificate can take 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.

View Basic Program Core Curriculum

View upcoming courses in the listing below. To view course details and to register, simply click on the course title.