SUMMER Integrated Humanities I: Reformation to the Present (full credit)
- $675 (à la carte tuition per class)
- - $135 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
- = $540 balance of tuition (due on June 1)
Dates: July 4 - Sept. 2 (9 weeks)
Instructor: Jesse Sumpter
Mtg. Days: M, T, W, Th (four days each week)
Mtg. Time (Pacific Time): 8 -10 AM (2 hrs/day)
Class Description: Read some of the greatest books from the modern area: Frankenstein, Pilgrim’s Progress, Animal Farm, and others. See how History, Literature, and Theology integrate in true liberal arts fashion. Connect the Social Contract with the American founding documents. See how American slaves talked about their own experiences as slaves. Read thought-provoking essays written by a wide range of contemporary scholars and educators. Students will engage in thought-provoking discussions and debates as they consider these readings in the light of the Bible and what it means to live for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Course Objectives: The student will be able to...
- Identify historical context for the authors and texts.
- Discuss and Explain key theme(s) in course books.
- Connect and integrate key ideas across multiple books.
- Examine the theological concepts in course books.
- Evaluate readings based on a biblical worldview.
- Develop a persuasive position paper, integrating several course texts.
Credits: 3 credits (1 History, 1 Literature, & 1 Theology/Bible)
(Items with an “*” are provided by the teacher.)
The books you will need for the class can be purchased through Rainbow Resource Center or Amazon. (In most cases, other translations and editions are acceptable. When translations are suggested, this is because they are usually easier to read.)
Textbook: Omnibus III: Reformation to the Present - Edited by Douglas Wilson and G. Tyler Fischer
- Bunyan - The Pilgrim’s Progress
- Bradford - Of Plymouth Plantation (We are only reading selections of this)
- Rousseau - On the Social Contract
- Foundational American Documents*
- The Federalist Papers
- The Anti-Federalist Papers
- Shelley - Frankenstein
- Abraham Lincoln Selected Speeches and Writings (Need this specific version)
- Slave Narratives*
- Marx & Engels - The Communist Manifesto
- Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
- Poe - The Pit and Pendulum*
- Orwell - Animal Farm