Classes available for 2019 Fall Semester:
CLA 1010 Development of Civilization I (5 credits) Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:30 am
This course is the first of a four-semester exploration of the events, ideas, and documents that have shaped our world-wide civilization from prehistory up to the present day. CLA 1010 will survey this development up to approximately the Fall of Rome in 476 AD. Students will read and discuss original documents. Throughout the semester, students will analyze the issues of family, social class, political legitimacy, and beauty in light of the works read.
MR 1010 Defense against the Dark Arts (2 credits) Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
This is a classical logic course in which students will not only study argument and logical fallacies but also examine them in connection with real disputes, such as the historic debates between Lincoln and Douglas and Cicero’s Philippics. We will delve into the writings of Paine, Aristotle, Nibley, and dissect current uses of persuasive and forensic language.
Phil 1010 Outline of Philosophy (2 credits) Monday, 12:30-2:30 pm
This course will provide a survey of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the modern era. We will study writings expounding the different aspects of philosophy from ethics to epistemology, helping students build a contextual historical foundation for their philosophical studies.
CON 1010 Principles of American Founding I (3 credits) Monday, 9:00-12:00 pm
This course is an in-depth look at the founding and development of the American republic with an appreciation of the uniqueness of that founding. Students will begin a study of the Constitution using the method advocated by Thomas Jefferson, which includes a study of such authors as Locke and Sidney, not overlooking their classical antecedents.
ELA 1010 Thinking and Writing (3 credits) Wednesday, 9:00-12:00 pm
This is the first course in a two-part series applying classical principles to modern society. It will feature close examination of the thinking of influential figures in world history, and explore the connection between their modes of written expression and that influence. A significant aspect of the class will be the cultivation of the great writing skills that are a critical aspect of relationships.