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Did You Know

Nearly half of US undergraduates attend community college.


Yet few community colleges offer discussion-based, Great Books courses as part of the core curriculum.


By asking the Great Questions, we mean to change that.


The aim of The Great Questions Project is simple: to provide all students, regardless of major, the opportunity for early academic engagement with core-texts in discussion-based courses lead by faculty who are passionate about their success. Courses that revolve around a discussion model and offer core-text readings in lieu of textbooks help students of all age and ability levels develop the practice and skills needed to speak clearly, read carefully, reason effectively, and think creatively – giving them a solid foundation to build their academic careers, professional goals, and become engaged lifelong civic leaders. We firmly believe in the power of a community college education: to provide accessible and quality liberal arts education, ensuring that all can grow and prosper in our free society.

"The Great Questions Seminar helped me in my other classes by giving me confidence to speak my mind . . . " Lizbeth Ortiz "I've gained a whole new look on the world, I learned a lot of things are not as they seem." Accasia McKinley "This seminar has really helped me to break through some of my self imposed limitations." Gregory Cox