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The Great Books Roundtable Discussions are sponsored by UWM's Certificate Program in the Study of the Liberal Arts through Great Books, and are hosted by the Special Collections Department at UWMs Golda Meir Library.
The Roundtable meets approximately once a month in Special Collections on the fourth floor of
The discussions are open to all members of the UWM and Milwaukee communitiesstudents, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors. No expertise or prerequisites are required. We only ask
There is no lecture or presentation. A moderator begins the discussion with a broad question about the text; thereafter the discussion is allowed to grow spontaneously among the participants. The only rule is that comments must be aimed at gaining an understanding of
Part of the purpose of the Great Books Roundtable Discussions is to illustrate the pedagogical method of shared inquiry. Another purpose is to disseminate an understanding and appreciation
Special Collections serves as host for the Roundtable Discussions in support of the Great Books Programs educational goals. Special Collections programs, services, and policy of free, open, and equal access to all its collections have close affinities to the Great Books Programs vision of a vigorous Liberal Arts education and its method of shared inquiry.
For more information about the Roundtable Discussion series or its venue, contact:
Special Collections Online Exhibits of Interest
In addition, since his works appear destined to be the subject of Great Books discussions in the future, Special Collections offers a retrospective exhibit of the works of celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz -- AMOS OZ: Writing the Israeli Paradox.
For other online Special Collections exhibits, please visit our Exhibits page.
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