A Year of Classics, 2020–21

Theme: Human Being and Citizen

What is the relationship between being a human being and being a citizen? Is being a citizen necessary to fulfill one’s potential as a human being? Is it sufficient? Or can being a citizen distort or undermine one’s humanity? Do different political orders produce better or worse citizens? Better or worse human beings? What is the effect of denying citizenship to certain classes of human beings? Is citizenship a human right? A duty? A privilege?

About A Year of Classics

St. John’s Seminars offer nine profound, rich, and resonant readings taken from the core of the college’s distinctive curriculum. This constellation of high magnitude stars illuminates the soul, invigorates the heart, and challenges the intellect. We offer a once-a-month experience in the life of the mind, a true source of happiness for the busy executive, inspired artist, engaged parent, and all who are at work building our world on strong foundations.

Seminars will be held online via Zoom.

Half-year registration is prorated for January–May 2021 at $425.00.

Register Now for A Year of Classics



An entire Year of Classics is $750. All times are Eastern Time (ET).

An entire Year of Classics is $750.00 A half-year of Year of Classics is $425.00, beginning in January. All times are Eastern.



A full refund is provided should you cancel at least two weeks before the first seminar meets. No refunds are provided if you cancel less than two weeks before the seminar meets.

Should we need to postpone a seminar, you will be notified by email and the seminar will be rescheduled.

We reserve the right to cancel a seminar due to low enrollment.