The PLATO Society (Peer-led Learning And Teaching in Osher) is composed of retired and semi-retired professionals who share a serious concern and love for intellectual growth and continuing learning. Plato members gather on a weekly basis to discuss pre-selected topics ranging from philosophy, literature, and music to politics and science.
College Honors students may also participate in these groups - limit of one College Honors student per group - and receive credit toward College Honors requirements (equal to 4 units for 14-week groups, 3 units for 10-week groups, and 2 units for 7-week groups). A maximum of 4 unit-equivalents of Plato Society may be applied toward College Honors requirements.
Note, however, that this credit does not apply toward your degree, will not appear on your transcript, and will not displace units on your study list for minimum progress purposes.
Study groups meet in Westwood once a week for two hours over a 14-week session. The Spring/Summer 2013 14-week session will begin Monday, Apr. 29, 2013, and conclude Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 (the second 7-week session will begin Monday, June 17, 2013). Because the Plato term does not coincide exactly with the UCLA term, some flexibility of starting/ending dates is possible.
Pre-meetings will begin on Wednesday, April 13th.
For more information, the application, or questions about the Plato Society discussions, please contact Ms. Jennifer Sandel in Honors Programs at (310) 825-1434 or by email until the end of March, or Honors' Plato Society coordinator, Ms. Tracey Martin, by phone at (310) 825-1498 or by email effective April 1st. While you are encouraged to visit the Plato Society website, please refer all queries about enrollment to either Ms. Sandel or Ms. Martin.
Plato Study/Discussion Groups normally meet at 1083 Gayley Ave, 2nd floor in Westwood from 10:00-12:00pm and from 1:00-3:00pm.