Spring 2022 Registration

**Tuition is due by the close of business, December 15th. A late fee of $50.00 applies thereafter.
The registration form is at the bottom of the page.

Freshman Courses:

CLA 1020 Development of Civilization II (6 credits)
Mr. Gordon Jones. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-12:00 pm

In the second semester, the course will cover the period from the Fall of Rome to the discovery of the New World, looking at the medieval struggle between secular and religious authority, the beginnings of capitalism, and the geopolitical events resulting in the shift in the center of cultural gravity from East to West. Authors and works studied will include Aquinas, Magna Carta, Dante, Machiavelli, the Truce of God, and Las Siete Partidas. Throughout the semester, students will continue to track and analyze the issues of family, social class, political legitimacy, and beauty in light of the works read.

CON 1020 Principles of American Founding II (3 credits) Dr. Jennifer Jensen. Wednesday, 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 continue their study of the Constitution which will include writings of Washington, Tocqueville, Kirk and others, not overlooking their classical antecedents.

ELA 1040 Thinking and Speaking (3 credits)
Mr. Chris Jones. Wed, 1:15-4:15 pm

This is the second course in a two-part series applying classical principles to the modern managerial society. As a follow-on to Thinking and Writing, this course will examine the thinking of influential figures in world history, and explore the connection between their modes of oral expression and that influence. A significant aspect of the class will be an emphasis on great speaking and will include discussing great historical speeches by Lincoln, Churchill, Demosthenes, Socrates, Washington, Cicero, Gandhi, and many others.

SCI 1030 Science and Science Fiction (3 credits)
Mrs. Julie Greenman. Monday, 9:00-12:00 pm

This class will focus on applying research methodology to real-world issues and how knowledge and understanding are gained and defined. Topics will include the scientific method, reason, facts vs. feelings, empiricism vs. a priori reasoning, relativism, and universal truth vs. the idea of individual truth in postmodernism. Authors read will include selections from the writings of Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Hugo, Karl Popper, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, (and perhaps a few more at the professor’s whim). 

Junior Courses:

CLA 3060 Development of Civilization VI (6 credits)
Pro. Brian Knox. Tues and Wed, 9:00-12:00 pm

Civilization deals with the social and cultural interactions of society. This is a huge spectrum. Where a class centered purely in history often deals only with facts of who, what, when, and how, it often overlooks the “why”. This course will encompass a holistic approach of American culture’s (literature, poetry, music, theater, and other past-times) influence on historical events and vice versa. Moreover, human nature (how human nature affects historical and cultural events) will be a topic interwoven in the discussion. As much as possible, the principles of the scientific method will be employed to ensure that the class’s understanding is based in fact, and not supposition. Make no doubt about it – this will be a fun and colorful class!

REL 3050 America’s Judeo-Christian Tradition (3 credits) Dr. Jennifer Jensen. Monday, 9:00-12:00 pm

This class is an in-depth study into the Judeo-Christian tradition which has shaped America and its past as well as how it is still shaping the West today. Besides the Bible, the basis of the Judeo-Christian tradition, we will also study Bunyan, Potok, Telushkin, Aquinas, Chesterton, and Lewis among others.

LANG 3040 Latin IV (3 credits) 
Dr. John Smurthwaite. Monday 1:00-2:30 pm and Thursday, 10:30-12:00 pm 

These courses are designed to prepare you to read authentic Latin texts with help.  We will be using Wheelock’s Latin, Seventh edition, and the accompanying workbook. I will also be bringing in videos and other ancillary texts to aid your learning of the Latin language and culture.

MATH 3020 Mathematics II (3 credits)
Mrs. Andrea Briggs. Wed and Thurs 1:00-2:30 pm

Our English word “mathematics” comes from the Greek noun, “ta mathemata,” which in turn is related to the verb “manthano,” meaning “I learn, I perceive, I understand, I know.” How do we come to know or understand? What is knowable? How do I learn? In this course students will explore many such questions as they read mathematical classics throughout the year, starting with Euclid in Section I, and focusing primarily on Newton in Section II. These great thinkers will help students to understand logic and reasoning, help them develop their ability for logical thought, and open the world of mathematical beauty. We will use additional tools besides the classics to build the ability to think mathematically and logically: students will read B. Oakley’s A Mind for Numbers to build learning strategies, participate in group mathematical projects to practice thinking skills, and study contemporary history books to gain a bird’s eye view of the history of mathematics and how it has affected our world and how we think.

Sophomore Courses:

CLA 1020 Development of Civilization II (6 credits)
Mr. Gordon Jones. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-12:00 pm

In the second semester, the course will cover the period from the Fall of Rome to the discovery of the New World, looking at the medieval struggle between secular and religious authority, the beginnings of capitalism, and the geopolitical events resulting in the shift in the center of cultural gravity from East to West. Authors and works studied will include Aquinas, Magna Carta, Dante, Machiavelli, the Truce of God, and Las Siete Partidas. Throughout the semester, students will continue to track and analyze the issues of family, social class, political legitimacy, and beauty in light of the works read.

CON 1020 Principles of American Founding II (3 credits) Dr. Jennifer Jensen. Wednesday, 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 continue their study of the Constitution which will include writings of Washington, Tocqueville, Kirk and others, not overlooking their classical antecedents.

SCI 1030 Science and Science Fiction (3 credits)
Mrs. Julie Greenman. Monday, 9:00-12:00 pm

This class will focus on applying research methodology to real-world issues and how knowledge and understanding are gained and defined. Topics will include the scientific method, reason, facts vs. feelings, empiricism vs. a priori reasoning, relativism, and universal truth vs. the idea of individual truth in postmodernism. Authors read will include selections from the writings of Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Hugo, Karl Popper, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, (and perhaps a few more at the professor’s whim). 

MATH 3020 Mathematics II (3 credits)
Mrs. Andrea Briggs. Wed and Thurs 1:00-2:30 pm

Our English word “mathematics” comes from the Greek noun, “ta mathemata,” which in turn is related to the verb “manthano,” meaning “I learn, I perceive, I understand, I know.” How do we come to know or understand? What is knowable? How do I learn? In this course students will explore many such questions as they read mathematical classics throughout the year, starting with Euclid in Section I, and focusing primarily on Newton in Section II. These great thinkers will help students to understand logic and reasoning, help them develop their ability for logical thought, and open the world of mathematical beauty. We will use additional tools besides the classics to build the ability to think mathematically and logically: students will read B. Oakley’s A Mind for Numbers to build learning strategies, participate in group mathematical projects to practice thinking skills, and study contemporary history books to gain a bird’s eye view of the history of mathematics and how it has affected our world and how we think.

*Register as a full-time student if you plan on taking the full course load OR register for individual courses.