Basic Program Info Session
Join the Basic Program for an interactive, online information session.
About the Event
Since 1946, the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults at the University of Chicago has engaged lifelong learners in reading, discussing, and building community around foundational texts through small, instructor-led groups.
This autumn, you can begin the Basic Program by joining a new cohort either online or in-person.
Learn more about this rigorous, noncredit liberal arts certificate through this online information session led by Kendall Sharp, Cyril O. Houle Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults.
We will share more about the student experience in a Basic Program classroom, as well as answer your questions and explain how you can get started.
Basic Program Instructor
Kendall Sharp is currently the Cyril O. Houle Chair of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. He holds a PhD from the Committee on Social Thought and a BA from the College at the University of Chicago. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, and has taught also at DePaul University (history), the University of Illinois-Chicago (classics), and in the College (humanities). He rejoined the Basic Program in 2019, having last served on the staff from 1999–2000. His research and publishing focus on Plato's dialogues as literary expressions of the philosophical life. His teaching has included Greek and Latin languages, classics in translation (literature, philosophy, history), and both classical mythology and ancient Greek science.