The Odyssey Project, which offers free University of Illinois humanities courses to income-eligible adults, is now accepting applications for their spring semester.

From the website:

Students enrolled in the Odyssey Project take a two-part series of core humanities courses that introduce them to Literature, Philosophy, Art History and U.S. History taught by University of Illinois instructors. These face-to-face, discussion-focused courses offer Odyssey students the chance to learn in a supportive, interactive classroom environment with instructors whose expertise and pedagogical commitments provide a rich and dynamic learning environment rooted in humanities values and practices. The courses also devote significant resources to reinforcing critical thinking and writing skills in the context of the subject-matter covered.

Classes are in the evenings and include the needed books, dinner, and transportation. Applicants must be 18 and older, and do not need to have a high school diploma.

Top photo from Humanites Research Institute Facebook page.