Subject: Great Ideas III (Good & Evil)
Number of Credits: 3
How to Read a Book, Adler, Simon and Shuster
Ivanhoe, Walter Scott, Penguin Classics
The Iliad, Homer, Fitzgerald Trans., Anchor Books
The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays, Wilde, Penguin Classics
Beowulf, Seamus Heaney Trans., WW Norton
Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, Tolkien, Ballantine Bks
Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Oxford University Press
Calvin’s Institutes, J Calvin, McNeill ed, Westminster Pr
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, Signet Classics
Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Oxford University Press
The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis, Harper Collins
The Great Divorce, CS Lewis, Harper Collins
Lord of the Flies, William Golding, Faber & Faber
Moby Dick, Herman Melville, Signet Classics
The Universe Next Door, James Sire, IVP
Great Ideas Level III Manual, Tree of Life
Summary of Course: Our Great Ideas studies are all three credit courses, given that they are designed to be an honors level study. Based on the idea that students ought to be given the opportunity to participate in the “Great Conversation” by reading Great Books,
this course will allow much reading, plenty of reflection on ideas encountered, and instruction and practice in the art of written expression. The material is integrated so that students will be exposed to all the essential skills found in top notch secondary English,
History, and Worldview/Philosophy courses. If a student is a good reader, expresses himself well in written work, and is mature and inquisitive, this is a good choice for a Classical and Christian educational experience.
Level III deals with the ideas of Good and Evil. See web page for more details on Level III.
Average Number of Hours: 2 to 3 hours daily
Evaluation: A total of eighteen assignments and three essays will be used to evaluate student progress.