May 18, 2017
It's not too late! These can’t-miss classes still have room for you.
To help you narrow down your course selection, James Chansky, assistant dean of Pre-College Programs and philosophy scholar, writes about some of his favorite picks that are still open and should not be missed.
Socrates was said to have been the wisest of men not because of what he knew, but because he knew what he did not know.
As summer is almost here, I’m thinking of all the parents who tell me how much they wished for a program like Summer@Brown for themselves, so they could go back and learn all the things they wished they knew now. In this regard, these parents are surely wise like Socrates themselves. And yet, each one of them likely look back and see the missed opportunity, the moment when they might have learned what they wished they knew now, and they recognize Summer@Brown as offering their children precisely that.
So here’s a fairly random wandering through some of those missed opportunities. (As you click on the links below, you’ll see courses that give you different answers to single questions, and many that answer questions that you didn’t know you were asking - in typical Brown fashion, these are some of the best ways to learn anything.)