Shimer College - Bachelor's Degree

Shimer College is an American Great Books college in Chicago, Illinois. The school became affiliated with the University of Chicago and was renamed the Frances Shimer Academy in 1896.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,254

School Description

The academic program in Shimer College is based on a core curriculum of sixteen required courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. All courses are small seminars with no more than twelve students, and are based on original sources from a list of about 200 core texts broadly based on the Great Books canon. Classroom instruction is Socratic discussion. Considerable writing is required, including two comprehensive examinations and a senior thesis. Shimer has one of the highest alumni doctorate rates in the country.

Bachelor Programs

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Drama

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    History

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Humanities

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Music

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Psychology

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Science

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Social Sciences

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Theology

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    Established in 1853

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    Shimer has one of the highest rates of doctoral candidates in the U.S.

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