The majority of Shimer students participate in the weekday program where they enjoy a traditional four-year college experience. Shimer students participate in our small discussion-based classes and then continue the conversation at meals, in the residences, and at on-campus events that include lectures, theatre, and music.
The Core Curriculum immerses students in the major works, questions, and methods of millennia of Western intellectual tradition, and accounts for about two-thirds of the coursework. The other third consists of elective courses that offer in-depth study in a particular subject or field. The discussion of primary texts, in classes of 12 students or fewer, offers a unique environment for intellectual and personal growth, and fosters engaged, independent, and careful thinkers.
The Core consists of required classes in:
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