Chicago At the doorstep of Shimer's close-knit community is Chicago, home to renowned museums and vibrant cultural events.
Great Books At Shimer, students spend four years reading and discussing the Great Books of the Western culture.
Socratic Method Shimer's courses are taught in the Socratic method with an average of nine students in each class.
Introduction to the Shimer Video Blog Shimer students work together to create a video blog of their experiences. See Shimer's youtube channel for a full playlist of all entries.
Students Answer Current Shimerians talk about the college's best points, touching on the curriculum, the devoted faculty, the strengths of the community, and then some.
Students Answer: What have been your favorite readings so far? Shimer students list favorites from among the many things they've read so far in their time at the college.
My First Day at Shimer College
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