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Core Curriculum Courses

The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults is a four-year certificate program offering 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 and literature. Students take the 12 course Core Curriculum in order, starting with Autumn of Year 1. Participants earn a certificate upon completion of the entire four-year curriculum, as well as some of the privileges of University of Chicago alumni.

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Courses

Basic Program: Year 1
03/28/2017 to 06/6/2017

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Clare Pearson, Adam Rose

Clare Pearson

Clare Pearson

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.

,

Adam Rose

Adam Rose

Mr. Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life. He is the recipient of the 2007 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Clare Pearson, Adam Rose

Clare Pearson

Clare Pearson

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.

,

Adam Rose

Adam Rose

Mr. Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life. He is the recipient of the 2007 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 1
03/29/2017 to 05/31/2017

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 29 to May 31
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 28, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 29 to May 31
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 28, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 1
03/28/2017 to 06/6/2017

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S3
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S3
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 1
03/25/2017 to 06/3/2017

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Nicholas Bellinson, Stephen C. Walker

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson studied Early Modern intellectual history at Princeton University, then Renaissance art history at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and is now preparing a dissertation at the University of Chicago on Shakespeare's songs, under the auspices of the Committee on Social Thought.

,

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School, studies philosophy and the history of philosophy across multiple traditions. His principal research focuses on classical Chinese thought.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 10303 | Basic Program: Year 1

Open to all: For the first week, please read the Epistle Dedicatory and sections 1-2 of Machiavelli’s The Prince

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-2 Machiavelli The Prince
De Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press,
ISBN 978-0881334449
3-5 Hobbes Leviathan (Parts I and II, selections)
Tuck, ed., Cambridge
University Press,
ISBN 978-0521567978
6-8

Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing,
ISBN 978-0872201668

9-10 Conrad Heart of Darkness
Norton Critical Edition,
ISBN 978-0393926361

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew
New Revised Standard Edition,
ISBN 978-0195283808;
other translations acceptable

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Nicholas Bellinson, Stephen C. Walker

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson studied Early Modern intellectual history at Princeton University, then Renaissance art history at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and is now preparing a dissertation at the University of Chicago on Shakespeare's songs, under the auspices of the Committee on Social Thought.

,

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School, studies philosophy and the history of philosophy across multiple traditions. His principal research focuses on classical Chinese thought.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 10303
Section: 17S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 2
03/29/2017 to 05/31/2017

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 29 to May 31
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 28, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 29 to May 31
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 28, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 2
03/28/2017 to 06/6/2017

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

No class April 11

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 2
03/25/2017 to 06/3/2017

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 20303 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first week, please read Questions 90-91 of the Treatise on Law

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-3

Aquinas Treatise on Law
Gateway
ISBN 978-0895267054

4-5 Locke Second Treatise of Government
Peardon, ed., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023933004
6-8 Rousseau Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (in First and Second Discourses)
Masters, tr. and ed.,
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-0312694401
9-10

Shakespeare The Tempest
Bevington, ed., Bantam
ISBN 978-0553213072

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Lyric Poetry The Norton Anthology of Poetry (selections)
shorter 5th edition, Norton
ISBN 978-0393979213

 

Prerequisite(s):

At least one quarter of Year 1

Instructor:
Joshua Daniel, Amy Thomas Elder

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel

Joshua Daniel graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2013. Since then he has taught religious studies and philosophy courses at various Chicago-area colleges and universities. His area of scholarly interest is philosophical and religious ethics.

,

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder

Amy Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She helped to develop, organized, and for many years taught in the Odyssey Project, a program of Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, which provides college humanities courses to adults with low incomes. She is currently at work on what she hopes will be a book about adult education in the humanities.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 20303
Section: 17S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 3
03/28/2017 to 06/6/2017

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

No class April 11.

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Clare Pearson

Eva Fernandez

Eva Fernandez

Ms. Fernandez did her MA and PhD course work at the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests are classical and medieval literature and philosophy.  Other enthusiasms include 17th century English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry. She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Clare Pearson

Clare Pearson

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.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

No class April 11.

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Clare Pearson

Eva Fernandez

Eva Fernandez

Ms. Fernandez did her MA and PhD course work at the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests are classical and medieval literature and philosophy.  Other enthusiasms include 17th century English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry. She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Clare Pearson

Clare Pearson

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.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 28 to Jun 06
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 27, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 3
03/30/2017 to 06/1/2017

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

 

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Zoë Eisenman, Eric Warshaw

Zoë Eisenman

Zoë Eisenman

Ms. Eisenman is the current Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. She holds an MA in Classics from University of Chicago. Her main academic focus is on Greek and Roman philosophy, Classical cultural history and gender studies.

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Eric Warshaw

Eric Warshaw

Mr. Warshaw holds a PhD from the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods at the University of Chicago.  Eric’s interest is in understanding how we come to know and experience art.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 30 to Jun 01
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Thu
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 29, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

 

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Zoë Eisenman, Eric Warshaw

Zoë Eisenman

Zoë Eisenman

Ms. Eisenman is the current Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. She holds an MA in Classics from University of Chicago. Her main academic focus is on Greek and Roman philosophy, Classical cultural history and gender studies.

,

Eric Warshaw

Eric Warshaw

Mr. Warshaw holds a PhD from the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods at the University of Chicago.  Eric’s interest is in understanding how we come to know and experience art.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 30 to Jun 01
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Thu
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 29, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 3
03/25/2017 to 06/3/2017

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Nicholas Bellinson, Stephen C. Walker

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson studied Early Modern intellectual history at Princeton University, then Renaissance art history at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and is now preparing a dissertation at the University of Chicago on Shakespeare's songs, under the auspices of the Committee on Social Thought.

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Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School, studies philosophy and the history of philosophy across multiple traditions. His principal research focuses on classical Chinese thought.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S3
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 30303 | Basic Program: Year 3

No class April 29

Week Seminar
1-2 Montaigne Essays
Screech, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446029
3-4 Pascal Pensées
Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140446456
5-7 Nietzsche Genealogy of Morals
Kaufmann, tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679724629
8-10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Strachey, tr., Avon
ISBN 978-0465019779

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Dante Inferno
Pinsky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 978-0374524524

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Nicholas Bellinson, Stephen C. Walker

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson

Nicholas Bellinson studied Early Modern intellectual history at Princeton University, then Renaissance art history at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and is now preparing a dissertation at the University of Chicago on Shakespeare's songs, under the auspices of the Committee on Social Thought.

,

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker

Stephen C. Walker, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School, studies philosophy and the history of philosophy across multiple traditions. His principal research focuses on classical Chinese thought.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 30303
Section: 17S3
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
Mar 25 to Jun 03
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program: Year 4
03/30/2017 to 06/1/2017

BASC 40303 | Basic Program: Year 4
Week Seminar
1-4

U.S. Founding Documents
The Federalist Papers
Rossiter, ed., Signet Classics
ISBN 978-0451528810

5

Lincoln Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address
(course packet to be distributed at first class session)

6-10 Tocqueville Democracy in America (Selections)
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 978-0226805368

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Plato Phaedo
in Collected Dialogues,
Bollingen Series
ISBN 978-0691097183

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1, 2, & 3

Instructor:
Keith Cleveland, Zoë Eisenman

Keith Cleveland

Keith Cleveland

Mr. Cleveland holds advanced degrees in philosophy and law from the University of Chicago.  He began teaching the Basic Program in 1968, and has taught many alumni courses on Plato, Aristotle, political philosophy, the sciences, literature, and much else. He is the 2009 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Zoë Eisenman

Zoë Eisenman

Ms. Eisenman is the current Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. She holds an MA in Classics from University of Chicago. Her main academic focus is on Greek and Roman philosophy, Classical cultural history and gender studies.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 40303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 30 to Jun 01
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Thu
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 29, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 40303 | Basic Program: Year 4
Week Seminar
1-4

U.S. Founding Documents
The Federalist Papers
Rossiter, ed., Signet Classics
ISBN 978-0451528810

5

Lincoln Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address
(course packet to be distributed at first class session)

6-10 Tocqueville Democracy in America (Selections)
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 978-0226805368

 

Week Tutorial
1-10 Plato Phaedo
in Collected Dialogues,
Bollingen Series
ISBN 978-0691097183

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1, 2, & 3

Instructor:
Keith Cleveland, Zoë Eisenman

Keith Cleveland

Keith Cleveland

Mr. Cleveland holds advanced degrees in philosophy and law from the University of Chicago.  He began teaching the Basic Program in 1968, and has taught many alumni courses on Plato, Aristotle, political philosophy, the sciences, literature, and much else. He is the 2009 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Zoë Eisenman

Zoë Eisenman

Ms. Eisenman is the current Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. She holds an MA in Classics from University of Chicago. Her main academic focus is on Greek and Roman philosophy, Classical cultural history and gender studies.

30 PD/CPDU
Course Code: BASC 40303
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 30 to Jun 01
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Thu
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 29, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.