Summer Scholars ProgramEach summer, the Jefferson Center offers students an opportunity to participate in a reading group on the Great Books. The group provides an excellent opportunity for students to discuss the great books with each other and with faculty in a less formal environment than the classroom. Many participants have said that this program is among the best that the Jefferson Center offers, since it gives students a chance to mull over a core text over the course of an entire summer, reading it slowly and discussing it repeatedly over the course of a few months.
Past readings include Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Shakespeare’s plays, St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling, Herodotus’ Histories, and Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind.
For more information about the Summer Scholars program, please contact its faculty supervisor, Erik Dempsey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration, for which you should contact Dr. Dempsey, begins in April.