The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults is a four-year certificate program that offers a rigorous, liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition at the University of Chicago and covers the foundations of modern Western political and social thought, as well as its literature. Read, explore, and engage with these important texts and authors in a dedicated community of learners, led by experienced instructors who will serve as your guide to the texts. There are no tests, papers, or grades; you will instead discuss, disagree, and discover these works just as students in the University of Chicago College do, with the benefit of additional years of insight and experience to add to the conversation.
Spring Quarter Begins
March 25, 2017
From its founding, the University of Chicago has made a commitment to share its intellectual resources with the public by establishing one of the first continuing education programs in the United States.