Where Great Minds Meet

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Starting in June 2017

The Trial and Death of Socrates

Starting in June 2017 | 7 Weeks
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Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Starting in June 2017 | 4 Weeks
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Great Discourses continues and extends this important [Great Books] tradition into the 21st century by using the latest technology to make high-quality, faculty-led Great Books courses easily accessible to adults anywhere in the world. Now, the winning combination of great books, proven teaching methods, superb teachers, and energetic fellow students pursuing the benefits of a lifelong liberal education are “only a click away” from everyone. The early “Great Bookies” would be pleased and proud.

Tim Lacy, Ph.D., Author
The Dream of a Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea