Question Everything: A Summer Philosophy Program

Amherst, MA

Overview

Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to hel

Question Everything will will allow students to explore philosophical questions on the theme of "Identity and Diversity." These are questions like "What makes you same person now as you were yesterday?" and "What is it to have a cultural identity?" Students will engage these questions as they are presented in film, television, games, literature, and lectures by leading experts on philosophy from Five-College Philosophy Faculty. Every meeting will include special instruction by UMass instructors and guest lecturers, but students will be go beyond learning about what others have said. They will engage in discussion and debate about the ideas at hand, led by a group of undergraduate peer mentors. This will allow students to develop their own views about the nature and importance of their identity and its significance in a diverse world. Students won't just learn about philosophy; they will become philosophers by questioning everything.

Cost and Session Information

Dates: July 19-August 1, 2020

Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $3,145. Program fees include tuition, housing, a full meal plan, co-curricular activities, and a one-time registration fee. All students receive a UMass student ID card (UCard) as well as access to the campus Recreation Center.

Students living in or near Amherst, MA may apply to attend as commuter students. Commuter students must have their own transportation to and from campus. 

For information about scholarships and commuter fees, please visit http://www.umass.edu/summer/pre-college-fees

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