Chicago Area Campus
2019 Dates and Campus to be Announced Soon!
Enjoy the rich academic tradition of Great Books in the region where it all began. Established by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, this area of the country was the first to embrace Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler's distinctive Great Books curriculum.
The Socratic method of dialogic education arising from that Great Books legacy can be found today at Shimer College, and in the City Colleges of Chicago and Oakton Community College in the Northwest suburbs.
A Quick Look at the Program
The Great Books Summer Program is delighted to be in the Midwest. We look forward to taking advantage of our locale to build a unique and inspiring program. Students will experience entirely new academic content each session - new readings, fresh lectures, and exciting speakers and guests.
Traveling to Chicago
The Chicago area campus is closest airport is O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and is conveniently located about 30 minutes away by car.