The Odyssey Course

Each year, thirty new students enroll in a two-semester UW-Madison program taught by award-winning faculty in English literature, philosophy, American history, and art history. The students receive free tuition, textbooks, childcare, and a weekly dinner. One-on-one tutoring is also available on Monday and Tuesday nights for both current Odyssey students and alumni, along with their children and grandchildren. During the Wednesday evening classes, you will find Odyssey students engaging in lively discussions inspired by prominent historical figures, as well as reading their own work aloud in front of their fellow classmates. Through exposure to great works of literature, philosophy, history, and art, Odyssey students gain six credits from UW-Madison, skills in critical thinking, a sense of empowerment, and a stronger voice.

Check out a list of works covered in the class here.