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All holed up and nowhere to go? Why not explore the fascinating and increasingly relevant world of Philosophy! Join Homeschool Connections instructor Dr. Sam Nicholson for an unapologetically Catholic introduction to the basics of philosophy. We will discuss the existence of God, the nature of the soul, the basis of morality, and the scope and limit of the natural sciences. Our text will be the challenging but accessible book "The Last Superstition" by Edward Feser. Originally written as a riposte to the "New Atheists" of the last decade, this book more than a mere apologetic tract- it is a whirlwind tour of western philosophy from the ancient greeks to the 21st century, tackling everything from causation in physics to the sanctity of human life.

Materials: "The Last Superstition" by Edward Feser - Link to order book - 
https://www.amazon.com/Last-Superstition-Refutation-New-Atheism/dp/1587314525 

Requirements: None! Attend an informal weekly lecture with open discussion!

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Starts Starts: 4/14/2020 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/19/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
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Class Size Class size: 35 seats
 
All holed up and nowhere to go? Why not explore the fascinating and increasingly relevant world of Philosophy! Join Homeschool Connections instructor Nicholas Wilson for an unapologetically Catholic introduction to the basics of philosophy. We will discuss the existence of God, the nature of the soul, the basis of morality, and the scope and limit of the natural sciences. Our text will be the challenging but accessible book "The Last Superstition" by Edward Feser. Originally written as a riposte to the "New Atheists" of the last decade, this book more than a mere apologetic tract- it is a whirlwind tour of western philosophy from the ancient greeks to the 21st century, tackling everything from causation in physics to the sanctity of human life.



Materials: "The Last Superstition" by Edward Feser - Link to order book - 
https://www.amazon.com/Last-Superstition-Refutation-New-Atheism/dp/1587314525 


Requirements: None! Attend an informal weekly lecture with open discussion!

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Starts Starts: 4/16/2020 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/21/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
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Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 35 seats
 

Welcome to our Grade School Unit-Based Curriculum!



To simply and streamline home education for families who want an integrated literature-based curriculum, the three Grade School Project-Based Courses incorporate History, Science, Language Arts, Art and Religion. Your Student learns all subjects together, in a unit that coordinates and dovetails learning into one harmonized program.

Program Description This program for 3rd through 6th grade students is a Project-Based Unit Study that focuses on the era of Ancient History. The literature-based program is segmented into a three-part complete course of study. The entire program, spanning a four-year sequence, will utilize all four volumes of Phillip Campbell’s History series from TAN Books, The Story of Civilization.

Coordination with the Middle and High School Programs If you are also teaching older students, Homeschool Connections provides both live, interactive courses and recorded, independent-learning courses that follow this exact program – so that your elementary through high school students can use the same curriculum together. By following the resources provided, you can use this curriculum in cooperation with your middle and high school students in the areas of History, Literature, and Philosophy. The goal of this program is to empower families to embark upon a full multi-grade study of the same era in their homeschool – making learning more concise, focused, and unified across all of the family’s learning experience.

Course Format The yearlong program is taught in three segments: Course 1, Course 2, and Course 3. Families sign their students up for all three segments, to create a complete year of learning.

This program uses a “flipped classroom” approach in a four-days-per-week course of study: families watch teacher-created videos and work together on interactive lessons (guided materials and instruction) in advance of the class. After the week of home learning, the once-a-week LIVE online class “becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning.”1

Families are provided with daily lessons, checklists, videos, and other materials. Each week culminates in a LIVE, thirty-minute online class meeting for parents and students together with the instructor. During each weekly class meeting, students will discuss the weekly readings, play

1 The Flipped Classroom, https://www.educationnext.org/the-flipped-classroom/, accessed April 9, 2019.

educational/high interest games to reinforce the week’s learning, and have the opportunity to share project work and poetry recitation on camera.


Class Time Schedule All live, interactive classes meet on Thursdays.

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific) and Class time will run 45 minutes long.



Course 3 Spring 2020 Project-Based Ancient History Unit Study Part 3 (4 weeks) Classes begin April 30, 2020, and continue through May 21, 2020 Multiple students per family: Siblings can watch the sessions free and complete the work if the additional work is not graded by the teacher (parents grade the work). However, if you would like grading for additional students, each additional student will need to enroll independently



List of Subjects Scheduled for the Four School Days Per Week



* History (30-60 minutes per day) * Literature Read-Aloud (30-60 minutes per day) * Greek/Latin Roots (15 min per day) * Poetry Memorization (15 min. per day) * Creative Writing (Odd Weeks) (60-90 min. per week) * Science (Even Weeks) (60-90 min. per week) * Suggested Solo Reading (time varies per family choice) * Suggested Project Work (time varies per family choice)


Core Texts This yearlong course uses seven core texts that cover content across multiple subject areas. Parents can buy new texts from preferred Catholic homeschool vendors or check BookFinder.com for pre-owned texts. The following prices are approximate, to help you with planning:

1. The Story of Civilization (TSoC), Volume 1: The Ancient World by Phillip Campbell, (ISBN- 10: 1505105668 ISBN-13: 978-1505105667) (*New $20 pre-owned $12) (Used All Year) Note: Supplementary TSoC Student and Teacher texts and Audio/Video products are optional. Depending upon your budget, we recommend adding supplementary texts as tools for further engagement. 2. Archimedes and the Door of Science, by Jeanne Bendick. (ISBN- 10: 9781883937126 ISBN-13: 978-1883937126) (*New $13 pre-owned $5) (Used Fall 2019) 3. D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire (ISBN- 10: 9780440406945 ISBN-13: 978-0440406945 (*New $14 pre-owned $5) (Used All Year) 4. Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints, by Ethel Pochocki (ISBN- 10: 1932350268 ISBN-13: 978-1932350265) (*New $15 pre-owned $14) (Used All Year) 5. Detectives in Togas, by Henry Winterfeld, (ISBN-10: 0152162801 ISBN- 13: 978-0152162801) (Fall 2019) (*New $7 pre-owned $3.50) (Used Fall 2019) 6. St. Paul the Apostle, by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (ISBN: 9780895554260) (*New $16 Pre-owned $8.50 BF) (Used Spring 2020) 7. Galen and the Gateway to Medicine, by Jeanne Bendick (ISBN: 9781883937751 ISBN-10: 1883937752) (*New $15 pre-owned $9.50) (Used Spring 2020)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What role does the parent play?



In this unit study program, the parent’s role is to…

1. Schedule and implement the course material for your student into the daily school life in the



home.

2. Schedule read-aloud time.

3. Grade some of the materials/work (approximately 30-60 minutes per week, depending on



family choice of enrichment activities).

4. Attend one live class session with your student(s) each week.

What is included in the course?



Enrolled families will receive…


1. A weekly checklist of activities and assignments

2. A suggested daily schedule for the four-day school week

3. Two to three short instructional videos to enrich the study of history, science, creative



writing, art, and literature

4. A list of optional supplementary books for solo reading for multiple grade levels

5. Weekly assignment in Moodle for your student(s) (auto-graded quiz or submission portal)

6. A timeline template that matches the course material, to fill in together throughout the year

What is included with teacher grading?

Enrolled students will have one (1) graded assignment each week. The assignment type will



alternate between auto-graded quizzes, Language Arts assignments, and other project-related



assignments.

Questions?



We’re happy to help! Simply emailhomeschoolconnections@gmail.com, or call Toll Free, 1-888-



372-4757, and we’ll get right back to you with answers!

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Starts Starts: 4/30/2020 10:00 AM
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Become strong and confident with fractions and number systems and be fully prepared for middle school math in the fall. 

Total classes: 8 (over two weeks)

Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, May 11 to May 21, 2020

Starting time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Basic middle school math skills

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade

Suggested credit: 2/3 semester Math Essentials

Fee: $97 if you register before April 15, 2020. $117 after April 15 for all 8 classes (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft

Course Description: This course is the first in a series Math Essentials: Everything You need to Ace High School Math. It is designed for students who struggle with middle school math concepts or those who want to make sure they have all that they need to succeed in High School Math.  Each class will focus on one of the parts of the number system and number usage. Students will be given one worksheet each day to complete before the next class. Students will grade the worksheets together in the next class, to insure mastery before moving on to the next topic. Grades are determined by participation and completion.

Course outline:

Day 1: Types of Numbers and the Number Line

Day 2: Positive and Negative Numbers

Day 3: GCF and LCM

Day 4: Fractions: Adding and Subtracting

Day 5: Fractions: Multiplying and Dividing

Day 6: Integers: Adding and Subtracting

Day 7: Integers: Multiplying and Dividing 

Day 8: Inequalities

Course Materials: All materials are provided free by the instructor

Homework: One worksheet is assigned each day in class to be completed before the next class. Expect to spend approximately 40 minutes on homework each day.

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Become strong and confident with percentages, ratios, and proportions and be fully prepared for middle school math in the fall.

Total classes: 8 (over two weeks)

Class dates:
 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, May 11 to May 21, 2020

Starting time: 
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite:
 Basic middle school math skills

Suggested grade level:
 6th to 8th grade

Suggested credit: 
2/3 semester Math Essentials

Fee:
 $97 if you register before April 15, 2020. $117 after April 15 for all 8 classes 
(Registration closes one week before the firstday of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft

Course Description: This course is the second in a series Math Essentials: Everything You need to Ace High School Math. It is designed for students who struggle with middle school math concepts or those who want to make sure they have all that they need to succeed in High School Math. Each class will focus on one of the parts of the relationship between percent, ratios and proportions. Students will be given one worksheet each day to complete before the next class. Students will grade the worksheets together in the next class to insure mastery before moving on to the next topic. Grades are determined by participation and completion.

Course outline:

Day 1: Ratios

Day 2: Unit Rate and Unit Price

Day 3: Proportions

Day 4: Unit Conversions

Day 5: Percent Word Problems

Day 6: Interest, Tax, Discounts and Mark ups

Day 7: Rate of Change

Day 8: Tables and Ratios

Course Materials: All materials are provided by the instructor

Homework: One worksheet is assigned each class period to be completed before the next class. Expect to spend approximately 40 minutes on homework each day.

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Ends Ends: 5/21/2020 12:30 PM
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Forget the drill, drill, drill and find the beauty and wonderment in mathematics. Put math fears aside, see math in a whole new light, and make math easier for the upcoming fall.

Total classes: 8 (over two weeks)
Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, May 11 to May 21, 2020
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: Basic high school math skills

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade or advanced 8th grade

Suggested credit: 2/3 semester Math Discovery

Fee: $97 if you register before April 15, 2020. $117 after April 15 for all 8 classes (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft

Course Description: This course is designed to energize your math student and awaken a curiosity in the divine design of our universe through mathematics. Students will explore some of the curious principles and laws that govern mathematics to explore how math effects them, and how it impacts their world. Each day students will be exposed to a new topic of exploration. We will discover the unique processes involved and they will be asked to perform a challenge for homework. Each topic is unique and no two students will complete the challenge the same. Grades are based on completion of assignments and participation in class.

Course outline:
Day 1: Paschal’s Triangle
Day 2: Wheel of Theodorus
Day 3: Golden Triangle
Day 4: Fibonacci Sequences
Day 5: Pythagoreus and his Very Useful Theorem
Day 6: Euler’s Rule
Day 7: Calculus and how it came to be
Day 8: A Coding Game

Course Materials: All materials are provided free by the instructor

Homework: There will be one challenge given to students each night. Students will complete the challenge based on their understanding of the topic and their enthusiasm for the subject. Expect to spend approximately 40 minutes on homework each day.

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Starts Starts: 5/11/2020 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/21/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Do you want your student to excel in ALL of learning? Then join this FREE key course and learn the must-have, how-to skills to help your student in every course including how to take notes, how to listen and read actively for higher comprehension, how to effectively take tests in a timed setting, and more.

Special Notes: Homeschool Connections offers this course free throughout the school year (summer, fall, and spring). How to Be an Excellent Student lays a foundation of study skills to help students be successful in all of their school courses. Get ready for the school year now and register for this vital four-day course.

Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered four times over the summer. Choose the dates and times that work best for your family.

Total Classes: 4

Class Dates and Times:

Summer dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,

May 18 to 21 at 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 11th grade

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Lisa Mladinich

Course Description: In this course, your student can gain the absolute must-have expertise to become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success. Learn how to listen and comprehend more how to effectively take notes how to read a text for its key ideas how to study for tests how to approach textbooks in a way that cuts study time in half how to more effectively comprehend what you read and hear and what you need to do, to score well on tests. This four-session course is absolutely FREE so give your student what’s needed to succeed!

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively

  • Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively

  • Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension

  • Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting

Course Materials: All materials are provided free from the instructor.

Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 2 hours of work per class (reading and automated quizzes).

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Starts Starts: 5/18/2020 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 5/21/2020 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 31 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
 

Do you want your student to excel in ALL of learning? Then join this FREE key course and learn the must-have, how-to skills to help your student in every course including how to take notes, how to listen and read actively for higher comprehension, how to effectively take tests in a timed setting, and more.


Special Notes: Homeschool Connections offers this course free throughout the school year (summer, fall, and spring). How to Be an Excellent Student lays a foundation of study skills to help students be successful in all of their school courses. Get ready for the school year now and register for this vital four-day course.

Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered four times over the summer. Choose the dates and times that work best for your family.

Total Classes: 4

Class Dates and Times:

Summer dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,

June 1 to June 4 at 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 11th grade

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Lisa Mladinich

Course Description: In this course, your student can gain the absolute must-have expertise to become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success. Learn how to listen and comprehend more how to effectively take notes how to read a text for its key ideas how to study for tests how to approach textbooks in a way that cuts study time in half how to more effectively comprehend what you read and hear and what you need to do, to score well on tests. This four-session course is absolutely FREE so give your student what’s needed to succeed!

Course Outline:

  • Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively

  • Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively

  • Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension

  • Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting

Course Materials: All materials are provided free from the instructor.

Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 2 hours of work per class (reading and automated quizzes).

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Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 6/4/2020 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Class Size Class size: 60 seats
 

This course is for beginners as well as advanced artists.


Total class meetings: 8
Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, June 1 to June 11, 2020. 

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 8th-12th grade
Suggested credit: ½ semester Art Theory or Fine Arts

Fee: $97 if you register on or before April 15, 2020. $117 after April 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Inshal Chenet

Course description: Students will learn how to use the art techniques applied by the old masters, as well as more advanced techniques for a finished drawing. This is a practically focused course to help students learn the great composition skills of the western tradition and apply it to their sketch work. For example they will learn how to use the Golden Ratio to compose a sketch to match the natural flow of the human eye. 

Course outline:

  1.  Introduction and Object Perspective

  2.  Linear Perspective

  3.  Golden Ratio

  4.  Triangular Composition

  5.  Landscapes

  6.  Facial Proportions

  7.  Bodily Proportions

  8. Color Theory

Course materials: Art pencils, sketchbook, and a plastic page protector. Ability to scan drawings or take a picture of drawings. Instructor will provide other materials for free.

Homework: Students will need to practice sketches to cement lessons. These practice sketches will be turned in for Mr. Chenet to critique. The assignments should take 30-60 minutes per school day. 

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Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 6/11/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Chess teaches students to anticipate potential problems, how to focus & concentrate, visualize a sequence of actions, weigh options, and understand actions have consequences. For both middle and high school students.

Total class meetings: 6
Class dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 2 to June 11, 2020
Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None


Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Chess, Math, or Logic 

Fee: $77 if you register on or before April 15, 2020. $97 after April 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Inshal Chenet

Course description: Chess is one of the oldest games, receiving acclaim from St. Thomas Aquinas to Chuck Norris. Chess has been shown to improve reading comprehension, math success, logic skills, and strategic thinking.  In this course, students will learn basic chess play, structure, function of the pieces, and strategy. 

Course outline (day by day): 

  1. Introduction and how the pieces work

  2. How to make good exchanges and Checkmates

  3. Special moves and other rules

  4.  Chess openings

  5.  The mid-game and the endgame

  6.  How Chess Notation Works

Course materials: A chess set is advised, but not required. Instructor will provide free PDFs with chess puzzles.

Homework: Students will complete simple chess puzzles to cement lessons between classes. Expect to spend approximately 30 minutes per lesson, with optional work that can take an additional 30 minutes.


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Whether you love baseball, history, or both, go beyond the stats and get to know the game and the great players firsthand with this relevant American history course.

Total classes: 6
Class dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 9 to 18, 2020
Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: 1/2 semester Sports History

Fee: $77 if you register on or before April 15, 2020. $97 after April 15 for all 6 classes.
(Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: John C. "Chuck" Chalberg, PhD

Course details: This course will deal with the history of baseball in the United States from its origins in the early 19th century to the professional game of the late 20th century. We will examines the history of the game primarily through biography. Among those to be discussed are Albert Spaulding, Ty Cobb, Charles Comiskey, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle. Sandy Koufax, and Pete Rose. Among the themes to be discussed are the evolution of the rules of the game, the reasons for the popularity of the game, the professionalization of the game, the "dead ball" era, the Black Sox scandal, the state of the game in the 1920s and 1930s, the integration of baseball, and the state of the game in the 1970s and 1980s. Study guides will be provided for each chapter.

Course outline:

Class One: Rader, chapters 3 and 4

Class Two: Rader, chapters 5, 6, and 7

Class Three: Rader, chapters 8 and 9

Class Four: Rader, chapters 10 and 11

Class Five: Rader, chapters, 12 and 13

Class Six, Rader, chapters 14 and 15

Course materials: Baseball: A History of America's Game by Benjamin Rader, ISBN-10: 0252083741 or ISBN-13: 978-0252083747

Homework: Students will read approximately 30-35 pages per session. There will be two quizzes, one after the third class and another after the sixth and final class. Each will be worth 25 points and be composed of a combination of multiple choice and true-false. For those students who would like to have some additional writing practice, there will be one optional writing assignment to be negotiated and discussed with the instructor. It is recommended that students get a head start with the reading at some point during the week before the course begins. The opening and closing chapters have not been assigned. Reading them is entirely optional.

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Truth matters. When confronted with claims that morality is relative, individual, or changing, how will you respond?

Total classes: 10

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, June 15 to June 30, 2020. (We only meet on Monday and Tuesday the last week.)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ¾ semester Philosophy

Fee: $147 if you register on or before April 15, 2020. $167 after April 15 for all 10 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Sam Nicholson, Ph.D.

Description: In this introductory course, we will examine some of the most common and persistent philosophical errors in the Western tradition. We will discover that many of these errors (subjectivism, relativism, nihilism, hedonism) are neither new nor peculiar to the Modern era. We will see how they have been proposed and defended, and how they have been addressed and dealt with by luminaries such as Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and others. Students who complete this course will be equipped with the tools necessary to diagnose and correct some of the most intractable errors that presently dominate our culture.

Course Outline:

Class 1:

Topic: Subjectivism

Read: Plato "Theatetus"

Class 2:

Topic: Subjectivism (continued)

Read: Plato "Theatetus"

Class 3:

Topic: Skepticism

Read: Sextus Empiricus "Outlines of Pyrrhonism"

Class 4:

Topic: Skepticism

Read: Sextus Empiricus "Outlines of Pyrrhonism"

Class 5:

Topic: The Refutation of Skepticism

Read: St. Augustine "Contra Academicos"

Class 6:

Topic: The Refutation of Skepticism

Read: St. Augustine "Contra Academicos"

Class 7:

Topic: Rationalism and Dualism

Read: Rene Descartes "Meditations" (I-II)

Read: Fr. Antoine Arnauld "The Man in the Mask"

Class 8:

Topic: Rationalism and Dualism

Read: Rene Descartes "Meditations" (III - VI)

Read: "The Interaction Problem"

Class 9:

Topic: Nihilism

Read: Friedrich Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil" (excerpts)

Class 10:

Topic: Nihilism

Read: Lesek Kowakalski: "Religion: If there is no God" (excerpts)

Course materials: All texts for this class will be posted online from open source translations or online archives. There is no purchase required.

Homework: Homework consists of daily readings. Plus, there will be three quizzes, a mid-term examination, and final. Expect to devote one to two hours per day on reading and testing.

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