World View 2
World View 1 (unless approved by the instructor)
The second year of World View covers the periods of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Revolutionary Era (c. 1200-1800). Students focus on the primary works that shaped these periods and their impact on the formation of the Western Mind and American government. Class discussions will aim at moving beyond the details of the texts to their cultural implications.
This is a 4-credit course: English, Medieval Literature, American History, Philosophy ½, and Government ½.
Course work includes extensive syllabus note taking, six short papers, a major research paper on the Declaration of Independence, class debates, and impromptu writing assignments.
The books studied in World View II include, but are not limited to:
The Divine Comedy, Dante
Canterbury Tales, Chaucer
Le Morte d’ Arthur, Malory
How Should We Then Live, Schaeffer
Paradise Lost, Milton
Pilgrim’s Progress, Bunyan
Second Treatise of Government, Locke
Democracy in America, de Tocqueville
Tale of Two Cities, Dickens
The Soul of Science, Pearcey & Thaxton
Total Truth, Pearcey
Animal Farm, Orwell
Communist Manifesto, Marx
The Grandeur of Christianity & The Revolutionary Age, David Quine
Booklist will be provided with the course syllabus.