The Great Books Curriculum

The St John’s College Great Books Curriculum is one of the most interesting degrees I’ve seen. It’s a liberal arts education in which they read the classics and discuss them. The subjects they study include: philosophy, literature, political science, psychology, history, religion, economics, math, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, music, language, and more.

Take a look at what they read during their Junior Year:

No tests, no grades, none of that.

I love the idea behind this degree. Here, your professors are some of the greatest minds that ever lived. And reading the foundational texts in many subjects gives you the ability to think from first principles.

With all the flaws of the current education system, a future proof degree such as this one is a breath of fresh air.

January 31, 2020

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