Basic Program of Liberal Education

Courses

Quarter
Day(s)
BASC63122 Winter

Alumni Sequence: The Middle Ages Year I

The sequence continues in Winter Quarter with a focus on some aspects of the relationship between Christian and Muslim cultures. In the seminar, we examine efforts on the part of writers of both...

BASC63111 Autumn

Alumni Sequence: The Middle Ages Year I

In this two-year Alumni Sequence we will read some of the greatest works of the Middle Ages, in conversation with texts produced both before and after them. The sequence begins with texts that...

BASC62211 Autumn

Alumni Sequence: The Modern Tradition Year II

In the second year of the two-year "Modern Tradition" sequence, we explore themes of the persistence and transformations of religious faith, the nature and limits of scientific inquiry, and the...

BASC62222 Winter

Alumni Sequence: The Modern Tradition Year II

We intend to look at science as both a defining cultural force ("scientism") and a source of increasingly unsettling knowledge, with a view to what it might mean, not only to be scientifically...

BASC40101 Autumn

Basic Program Year Four: Autumn

The Year 4 Seminar texts cover a wide range time periods and genres, including philosophy, biography, satire, and romance, which connect through the themes of love, character, and humor as they...

BASC40202 Winter

Basic Program Year Four: Winter

In the Year 4 Winter Seminar we will read some of the foundational works of political and economic theory, starting with the ancient view represented by Aristotle, and then looking at the origins of a...

BASC10101 Autumn

Basic Program Year One: Autumn

For Reading Schedule and SYLLABUS, scroll down for Course Outline.

The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults offers a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong...

BASC10202 Winter

Basic Program Year One: Winter

Basic Program Year 1 continues with Winter Quarter.

The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults offers a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic...

BASC30101 Autumn

Basic Program Year Three: Autumn

In the Year 3 Seminar we will read some of the fundamental and groundbreaking works in the history of science. Each of these texts challenges the way we think about the structure and operation of the...

BASC30202 Winter

Basic Program Year Three: Winter

In Winter Quarter, the Year Three Seminar takes us from the ancient world to Medieval Europe with texts focusing on different kinds of journeys.  The Year Three Tutorial focuses on two classic texts...