The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas
Mon

Jan 22

Political Discussion Group

  5:00 PM
  WAG 403B
Thu

Jan 25

CTI Book Club: TS Eliot

  3:00 PM
  WAG 403B
Thu

Feb 8

CTI Book Club: Horace

  5:00 PM
  WAG 403B

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Registration Information for Jefferson Scholars 

Class of 2017


Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion.


The aim of the Thomas Jefferson Center is to realize Jefferson's vision of educating citizens and leaders to understand the meaning of liberty and to exercise it wisely. We share Jefferson's conviction that one of the best ways to attain a liberal education--an education suited for a free individual in a free society--is through a serious study of the great books. In our courses, students will engage in a direct, respectful, but probing and critical study of major creative and theoretical works that have shaped human thought and history. They will enter into debates about human nature, ethics, and the meaning of life. They will learn skills of critical reasoning, close reading, and clear, cogent writing. They will join a community of scholars drawn from many departments and many schools of thought, united by a passion for fundamental questions, a spirit of friendly debate, and a willingness to engage in critical self-scrutiny.

We offer for students in all colleges the Certificate in Core Texts and Ideas, which provides an integrated path through UT's core curriculum based on a study of the great books. Outstanding freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing this program through an integrated learning community may apply for the Jefferson Scholars Program. In collaboration with the The Center for European Studies, we offer an interdisciplinary major in European Thought. We sponsor post-doctoral fellowships, a lecture series, the Jefferson Center book club, and other symposia for the university and broader community.



Recommended Cultural Events for Jefferson Scholars

 

Here are a few events to consider:

SANDY YAMAMOTO, VIOLIN

February 2 @ 7:30pm

Bates Recital Hall

$10

JONATHAN GUNN, CLARINET

March 7 @ 7:30pm

Bates Recital Hall

$10

BUTLER OPERA CENTER: FALSTAFF

April 20-29, Time varies

McCullough Theatre

$5

Book Club Schedule

Book Shelf

Jefferson Scholars