At St. John's the program is fixed but the tutors add a specific flavor to each class. In your freshman year you take a course learning about languages which accompanies the learning of Ancient Greek. You also study Euclid's elements and Ptolemy's conception of the heavens. There isn't an emphasis on the history though you'll get plenty of it to accompany the works you'll read. In my freshman year alone I learned a great deal about Logic, Geometry, the history of Greece, many branches of Philosophy, Ancient Greek, English grammar and etymology, some Music Theory, I've...
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St. John's is not for everyone; the buildings, books, and ideas are old. The curriculum does not prepare you for a job, but prepares you to prepare yourself for anything. At the risk of sounding trite, there is nothing else like this school and it can change your life for the better if you let it.» Read More