Early Moderns

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  • Early Moderns | Live Flipped Classroom (2019-2020)

    / month for 6 months

    Old Western Culture: Early Moderns
    Old Western Culture: Early Moderns is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: Rise of England, Poetry and Politics, The Enlightenment and The Novels. In this “flipped-classroom” approach, students learn from the award-winning Old Western Culture video-centric curriculum, and then meet for live discussion each week with Scott Postma, their instructor. As an integrated humanities curriculum, Old Western Culture explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.

    Credits: 2 (English, Literature/History).
    Instructor: Scott Postma
    Recitation Time: Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:30 a.m. PST
    Price: $600 for instruction | Full academic year.

    Old Western Culture: Early Moderns class materials are not included with the live class, but can be purchased separately here.

    Schola student? Register HERE.

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  • Early Moderns: Poetry and Politics

    Poetry and Politics. 
    Poetry and Politics guides students through a tumultuous period of significant change in Western civilization. Nations and individuals grapple with questions of identity, what it means to be free, and what it means to be human. Enjoy the poetry of Pope, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Browing, Arnold, Rossetti, Hopkins, and Poe. Explore the political treatises of Edmund Burke and Alexis de Tocqueville. Learn how these works reflect the period and influenced future generations.

    Status: Streaming available. DVD coming soon.

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  • Early Moderns: Rise of England

    RISE OF ENGLAND introduces students to some of the greatest poetry composed in the English language. Dr. Peter Leithart guides students through the three major play types by looking at the tragedy of King Lear, the history of Richard III, and the comedy of The Merchant of Venice, as well as six of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Wesley Callihan then guides students through the great epic poem: John Milton’s Paradise Lost, as well as the poetry of George Herbert, John Donne, and Marvell.
    Learn about the influence this poetry had on England in its day, and the lasting legacy of these works in culture to this day.

    Pre-order item. Digital available now, DVDs shipping 2019.

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  • Early Moderns: The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment.

    Description coming soon!

    Status: PRE-ORDER

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  • Early Moderns: The Novels

    Early Moderns: The Novels. 
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    Status: PRE-ORDER

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  • Old Western Culture: Early Moderns

    Old Western Culture: Early Moderns, is a full-year literature and history curriculum for high school students (and above). Learn about the greatest and most influential works from the early modern period. Study the poetry, theology, novels, and political treatises of this period from a Christian perspective! Enjoy!

    Note: This year of Old Western Culture is still in production. Units 1 and 2 are available immediately via streaming. DVDs and workbooks for the full year will ship once they are complete, slated for summer 2019.

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