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Experience the Liberal Arts: St. John’s Graduate Institute Open House
The Graduate Institute at St. John’s College is hosting an Open House and would like to invite the Santa Fe community to learn more about the Masters of Arts in Liberal Arts Program. This free event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Levan Hall on the St. John’s Campus.
The open house is an opportunity for curious or prospective students to participate in a St. John's College seminar and experience the great rewards of dialogue as learning. Tutors David Carl, Krishnan Venkatesh, and Natalie Elliot will lead a discussion on Montaigne’s Of Pedantry, in which Montaigne considers the ends and goals of liberal education, and explores the obstacles that stand in the way of our achieving these ends.
Following the seminar, light refreshments will be served while continuing the conversation with St. John's faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. During a subsequent panel session, participants will learn more about the program, which has often been described as a life-changing experience. A similar open house event is being planned for the Eastern Classics program in the spring.
Space is limited. Please RSVP before October 12 to Katie Widlund by email, KatieScarlett.Widlund@sjc.edu or phone, 505-984-6050.
About the St. Johns Graduate Institute
The Graduate Institute in Liberal Education was established at St. John's College in 1967 on the Santa Fe campus. Over the years, the size and scope of the Institute have expanded, so that it now offers graduate-level study based on the principles of the St. John's undergraduate program to a wide variety of students, approximately 160 per year on the college's two campuses.
Since 1994 the Santa Fe campus has offered the Eastern Classics program, a structured reading of literary, philosophical, and theological texts of India, China, and Japan, following the St. John's principles of a common curriculum and discussion classes. Students earn a Master of Arts in Eastern Classics (M.A.E.C.) in three consecutive semesters of study: fall, spring, and summer.
This year the Graduate Institute welcomed its 132nd class with 37 new students for a total of 79 matriculated students on the Santa Fe campus.