Online Discussion Courses are offered each quarter on a variety of topics and are open to all. Each course runs for either 1.5 hours or 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Since it is a live discussion, each class meets in the virtual classroom at a set time. These courses offer the same information, same rigor, and the same instructors as our onsite discussion courses and emphasize close reading, critical thinking, and discussion. The amount of reading homework in preparation for each live, interactive online class session will vary depending on the course. There are never any writing assignments or examinations. All courses are open to adults and mature teens. All readings and discussions are in English.