We held the first session on the campus of Amherst 21 years ago with Amherst Professor and Great Books co-founder Dr. Ilan Stavans. We look forward to returning when Amherst College reopens for summer programs in 2022.
Amherst College, founded in 1821, is widely regarded as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the world. Amherst is known for its rigorous academics and is the home of the nation’s first undergraduate neuroscience program. Located in Western Massachusetts, close to the beautiful Berkshires, Amherst draws students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. With an endowment of more than $2 billion, Amherst’s academic and athletic facilities, including the Mead Art Museum and Robert Frost Library, are among the best of any college.
The Great Books Summer Program at Amherst revels in the rich literary heritage of New England and America. We will look back to the classics, too, and broadly to world literature. Discussions at Great Books at Amherst have often sprung from the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Locke, Rousseau, the Greeks, American founding documents, Lincoln, Frederick.
Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $475 for two. All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.
Please join us there!
Join Us from Anywhere! On campus or online weekly sessions: June, July, & August 2020. Check dates now!
Emma from TX, Third Year Camper
Emma from TX says coming to Great Books Summer Program was “one of the best decisions I ever made.” Learn why this three-year camper calls Great Books her “second home” and how it has helped improve both her writing and critical thinking skills.