CLE-510 – Saving Western Civilization: An Introduction to Classical Education

Instructor: Martin Cothran 
Term: June 3 – July 1, 2024 (five sessions)
Time: Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Credits: Elective | 1 credit

  • For Credit: $250
  • No Credit (Audit): $50

This five-week summer seminar course is designed to assist students in addressing the question “What is classical education?” In answering this question, we will discuss what education itself consists of, how classical education differs from other modern definitions of education, how classical education fits in to the history of education, and the relationship of classical education to religious belief. We will address questions that are often asked about classical education such as:

  • Is Dorothy Sayers’ definition of education an adequate one? 
  • Should Christians read the pagan classics? 
  • How essential is the study of classical languages like Latin and Greek to a true classical education? 
  • Is classical education relevant in the age of STEM?  
  • Does classical education assume a particular worldview and, if so, what is it? 
  • What are the arguments against classical education and how are they best answered? 

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