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St. John's College
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St. John’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum and educational practices have long given it a highly respected place among American colleges and universities. Its strong commitment to collaborative inquiry and to the study of original texts makes St. John’s College a particularly vibrant community of learning. Through close engagement with the works of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers—from Homer, Plato, and Euclid to Nietzsche, Einstein, and Woolf—undergraduate and graduate students at St. John’s College grapple with fundamental questions that confront us as human beings. As they participate in lively discussions and throw themselves into the activity of translating, writing, demonstrating, conducting experiments, and analyzing musical compositions, St. John’s students learn to speak articulately, read attentively, reason effectively, and think creatively.

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Great Books Program

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The Great Books Program at St. John’s defies the conventional. No textbooks. Students read original writings of Plato, Shakespeare, Austen, Einstein, and Du Bois (to name a few). No majors. Students discover the connections between literature, science, philosophy, history, and more in a shared, common curriculum. No lectures. Every class is a discussion of great books with 20 students or fewer.

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