Basic Program Sample Discussions

Basic Program students

Join Us for a Sample Discussion on Machiavelli’s The Prince
"Of Those Who Through Wickedness Attain to the Principate" The Prince, Chapter 8

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

This May, we are offering two opportunities for you to try out a Basic Program class—one in the evening and one in the morning. Basic Program instructor Clare Pearson will lead both discussions on chapter 8 of The Prince by Machiavelli. Both discussions will take place at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago and are open to all.

The sample discussions will be on May 16 at 6 p.m. and May 17 at 10 a.m. A short presentation on the Basic Program will follow each discussion.

Those who register at the sample discussion will receive a discount for $100 off any section of our Basic Program Year One: Autumn course.

About the Instructor
Clare Pearson did graduate work with the University’s Committee on Social Thought, and pursues interdisciplinary work centering especially on ethical questions and experiences. She chaired the Basic Program from 2004-2008 and co-designed and chaired the Asian Classics Program from 2006-2009. Ms. Pearson received the 2013 Graham School 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 modern Western literature, politics, and social thought. Come join the conversation!

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

May 16, 2017 6:00 PM–7:30 PM


May 17, 2017 10:00 AM–11:30 AM