At Shimer, the author is regarded as a coequal participant in the dialogue.[1][2] This is an alphabetical list of authors whose works are read as part of the core curriculum of Shimer College. As the exact content of the curriculum varies from year to year, only those authors occurring in both the 2009-2011 catalog[3] and the 1995-1997 catalog[4] are included. Courses are based on the 2009-2011 catalog.

Hum: Humanities, IS: Integrative Studies, NS: Natural Sciences, Soc: Social Sciences


  1. Jim Donovan (2009-08-25). "Can You Really Teach Science in Discussion Classes?". Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. Vincent Kavaloski. "Interdisciplinary Education and Humanistic Aspiration". In Joseph J. Kockelmans. Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education. pp. 224–243. 
  3. (pdf) Shimer College Catalog 2009-2011. Chicago, IL: Shimer College. 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  4. The Shimer Experience: 1995-1997 Catalogue. Waukegan, IL: Shimer College. 1995. 

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