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Spend a Saturday Morning Exploring Great Works at St. John’s College
FOR RELEASE: January 3, 2012
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
In commemoration of the 75th year of the establishment of the St. John’s Program, St. John’s College invites the community to explore the college’s distinctive educational curriculum by participating in a Saturday Seminar. Sponsored by the Friends of St. John’s College, these seminars attract about 200 participants of various ages, experiences, and backgrounds. Participants join in groups of 18-20 for one of a dozen seminars that explore timeless questions. Seminars will be held in Mellon Hall on February 25 (snow date March 3) from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required; the cost is $40. Early registration is recommended. Register online here. All registrations must be accompanied by payments to hold the space. For more information, contact Alice Chambers at 410-295-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Seminars this year will focus only on the great works of Western civilization that all St. John’s students read as part of the college’s all-required curriculum. St. John’s faculty members, called tutors, choose the readings–classic works drawn from the St. John’s Program–and lead the seminars. Participants choose one of the topics listed, read the assigned text in advance, and then join with others in a discussion of the work. No previous knowledge of the subject or author is required. Seminar participants are responsible for their own text.
For complete seminar descriptions visit the Saturday Seminars page.