Subject: Great Ideas IV (Beauty & Ethics)
Number of Credits: 3
How to Read a Book, Adler, Simon and Shuster
The Republic, Plato, Penguin Classics
The Song of Roland, Burgess Trans., Penguin Classics
Till We Have Faces, CS Lewis, Harcourt
Smith of Wooten Major & Farmer Giles, Tolkien, Random House
How Should We Then Live, Francis Shaeffer, Crossway
The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare, Oxford U Press
Calvin’s Institutes, J Calvin, McNeill ed, Westminster Pr
The Odyssey, Homer, Lattimore Trans., Harper
Ethics, Aristotle, Penguin Classics
The Prince, Machiavelli, Penguin Classics
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Signet Classics
The Unaborted Socrates, Peter Kreeft, IVP
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Harper
Great Ideas Level IV 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 IV deals with the ideas of Beauty and Ethics. See web page for more details on Level IV.
Average Number of Hours: 2 to 3 hours daily
Evaluation: A total of twenty assignments and four essays will be used to evaluate student progress.