Registration for the spring 2018 adult course is now FULL.

If you would like to be added to the wait list or notified of upcoming courses, please contact us.
We apologize for any inconvenience!

This Spring, the Newman Institute is offering its inaugural adult seminar course, entitled an “Introduction to the Great Books: Seekers, Sojourners and Pilgrims.” The class meets bi-weekly on Wednesday nights from 7pm – 8:30pm at the UNL Newman Center. This class is available for non-university students only and tuition is $175 (reading materials included).


Seekers, Sojourners and Pilgrims: An Evening Seminar for Adults

Aristotle rightly observes “all men by nature desire knowledge.” And the fundamental knowledge each of us seeks has to do with the most pressing questions of existence: What is life’s meaning and purpose? What is happiness and how may we obtain it? What or who should we love and how ought we live? Drawing from the rich heritage of Western literature, this course attempts to lay the groundwork for a lifelong consideration of these and other questions. Each of the seekers, sojourners and pilgrims studied, in works from Sophocles, St. Augustine, Shakespeare, and others, wrestle with the age-old questions that remain with us today. What they discover sheds light on our own efforts to understand the human condition.

 Spring 2018 Class Schedule: 7pm – 8:30pm, UNL Newman Center

January 24 February 21 March 14 April 18
February 7 March 7 April 4


Registration for this course is now full. To be added to the wait list, please contact us.

If you have registered for this course, please submit payment to the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, 320 N. 16th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508 or Tuition is $175 per course and is due by the first class meeting.  Check or cash is preferred; for information on paying by credit card contact us.