Course: Great Books: Ancient Greece and Rome
A. Course Description:
Great Books: Ancient Greece and Rome is a survey of great western literature and historical sources from the Greek and Roman Eras.
B. Course Objectives/Methods:
This course is an in depth exploration of the Philosophy, Literature, and History of the classical Greeks and Romans and surrounding cultures. Great emphasis is placed on understanding each author and work in their historical context. Classes are conducted using the Socratic method to encourage independent research and critical thinking skills.
C. Course Goals:
Students will be able to do the Following:
- Take organized and useful reading notes and reading outlines;
- Take organized and useful classroom notes;
- Accurately paraphrase daily readings in speech and writing;
- Define key philosophic terms;
- Identify the basic worldview of each author or work read;
- Break down difficult ideas in course material into an organized and lucid manner both verbally and in writing;
- Relate ideas raised in course to modern events and contexts in discussion and writing;
- Critically analyze, in discussion and writing, authors' ideas from Scriptural perspective;
- Specify and explain the influence of the works studied on culture, especially as the students see it in their own contexts and worldviews.
D. Teacher Materials:
Class notes, outlines. See required student texts.
E. Student Texts:
Please see our web bookstore for a complete list of required student texts.
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