A five-week seminar course designed to assist students in addressing several fundamental questions: What is classical education? Where does classical education fit in the history of education? What has been the fate of classical education in modern America? Why should Christians read the pagan classics? What is the true relationship between Athens and Jerusalem? What are the arguments against classical education and how are they best answered? The course will consist of readings from the great modern works on education, covering the history and definition of classical education and how it can best be revived in our time. This course is prerecorded and available anytime for professional development training.
Format: 5-week recorded course
Who may enroll? Open to public
Credit: Certificate for 10 hours of Professional Development
Reading: Professional Development Students: A Defense of Latin and Classical Education and other assigned weekly readings.
During the live course, Master’s Students were assigned a selection of texts, short reading summaries, a paper, and a collaborative discussion forum. The complete Master’s Student assignments are listed in the course and were drawn from the sources below. You may optionally complete the Master’s readings and assignments. (Master’s Credit is not awarded for the recorded course.)
The Trivium by Sister Miriam Joseph
Educational Wastelands by Arthur Bestor (used)
Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe by Jeffrey Hart (used/Kindle)
The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture by Werner Jaeger (used)
From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics by Louis Markos
A Defense of Classical Education by R. W. Livingstone (Text is available free in several formats including pdf here. There are reprints also for purchase at Amazon.)