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The Academic Program at St. John's College

July 20th, 2010 | 6 min read

By Christopher Benson

I earned my master's degree in liberal arts from the Graduate Institute of St. John's College (Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico). Mortimer Adler famously said in How to Read a Book, "There is one college that I know of in this country which is trying to turn out liberal artists in the true sense. That is St. John's College." Only primary sources are read in an integrated arts and sciences program based on a chronological study of seminal works of Western civilization. The following curriculum is required of all undergraduates:

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