Live Class | The Fiction of C.S. Lewis – 2018/2019

From: $99.00 / month for 6 months

The Fiction of C.S. Lewis is a year-long course that guides students through the fictional works of C.S. Lewis. From the beloved Chronicles of Narnia to the slightly more obscure Ransom Trilogy, students will get a chance to discuss these works in a weekly “recitation” with their instructor. Students will learn how Lewis’s love of medieval and renaissance literature influenced his fictional works, what Aslan has to do with Jupiter, how Lewis’s Christian platonism influenced his conception of heaven, and why Merlin has to pop up in That Hideous Strength. The goal of this course is to gain a fresh perspective on old favorites and explore the treasure mines that are just waiting to be discovered in some of Lewis’s lesser-known (but nonetheless brilliant) fictional works, as well as practice creative writing skills by imitating this great author.

Weekly Recitations: Tuesday, 10:15–11:45 a.m. PST.
Credits: 1 Literature or English (Creative Writing)
Price: $599 – full academic year, (September 2018 to May 2019)

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Required Works

Students will need to aquire the following books before the beginning of each quarter
1st Quarter:
– The Chronicles of Narnia
– Planet Narnia (this will be read alongside the Chronicles)
2nd Quarter:
– The Screwtape Letters
– Till We Have Faces
3rd Quarter
– The Ransom Trilogy
4th Quarter:
– The Pilgrim’s Regress
– The Great Divorce

Writing Component

Course includes writing one longer paper assigned (1,500-2,000 words) and shorter quarterly essays, and coaching in creative writing.

STUDENT PREREQUISITES
Minimum age: 14 years old.
Recommended prerequisite classes: 1-2 years of Old Western Culture or other Great Books program.

TECHNOLOGY:
Each student must have:
– A computer
– Broadband internet access
– A computer microphone (headset recommended)
– A webcam

HOW ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS CONDUCTED?
The weekly “recitations” are live video sessions that meet once a week, in which the students and tutor discuss the material being studied, go over the students’ work, and preview the work for the next week. The students and tutor log in to a virtual classroom at the stated time for the tutorial and then are able to communicate by talking, typing, and collaborative web browsing. There is no special software needed beyond a web-browser plugin (zoom.us). Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android.

CREDITS:
One High School Literature or Elective Credit.

Christiana HaleChristiana Hale graduated Cum Laude from New Saint Andrew’s College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree studying what she loves most: C.S. Lewis, Theology, and Letters. Her undergraduate thesis dissertation, “The Jovial Pilgrim,” on C.S. Lewis, was recognized as an “Outstanding Thesis” by New Saint Andrews College. Christiana also teaches literature and writing through service through Roman Roads Classroom, in addition to writing for the Roman Roads blog. See posts by Christiana Hale.