World View 1
Desired minimum age is 14. Attendance at orientation is required.
World View 1 is designed to give an overview of the progression of Western thought and culture. Covering the Ancient World to the Middle Ages (Creation to 1100 A.D.), this first year of World View prepares students to face an increasingly pagan world. Students investigate and compare the great philosophers, writers, and streams of thought originating from Israel, Greece, and Rome that helped form modern presuppositions.
This is a 4-credit course: English, Ancient Literature, World History, and Philosophy.
Students are expected to keep extensive syllabus notes, write several reflective and argumentative papers, give oral presentations in class, as well as write and present a major research paper.
The books studied in World View I include, but are not limited to:
Creation Regained, Albert M. Wolters
The Iliad, Homer
Genesis in Space and Time, Francis Schaffer
The Universe Next Door, James Sire
The Odyssey, Homer
How Long O Lord, Carson
Plato’s Republic, Plato
The Aeneid, Virgil
The God Who is There, Francis Schaffer
Escape from Reason, Francis Schaffer
He is There and He is Not Silent, Francis Schaffer
The City of God, St. Augustine
Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelly
The Bible and Ancient Thought World Views of the Western World, David Quine
Booklist will be provided with the course syllabus.