World View 3
World View 2 (unless approved by the instructor)
This is the third and culminating year of World View spanning the period from the American Civil War to the Modern Era (c. 1850-Present). Students read primary works and analyze their impact on the formation of the modern mind and American culture. In this Socratic setting, students prepare for college level work through extensive reading, journaling, and current event discussion and analysis.
This is a 4-credit course: English, Modern Literature, American History, and Philosophy.
Course work includes a reading journal, in-class essays, debate exercises, several short papers, and a major research paper. Class discussions will aim at moving beyond the details of the texts to their implications.
The books studied in World View III include, but are not limited to:
Total Truth, Pearcey
Origin of Species, Darwin
Darwin on Trial, Johnson
How Should We Then Live, Schaeffer
Killer Angels, Shaara
Up From Slavery, Washington
Rites of Spring, Eksteins
Modern Times, Johnson
Letters and Papers in Prison, Bonhoeffer
Citizen Soldiers, Ambrose
Economics in One Lesson, Hazlitt
Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway
The Plague, Camus
Screwtape Letters, Lewis
Booklist will be provided with the course syllabus.