Students will need to aquire the following books before the beginning of each quarter
– The Chronicles of Narnia
– Planet Narnia (this will be read alongside the Chronicles)
– The Screwtape Letters
– Till We Have Faces
– The Ransom Trilogy
– The Pilgrim’s Regress
– The Great Divorce
Course includes writing one longer paper assigned (1,500-2,000 words) and shorter quarterly essays, and coaching in creative writing.
Minimum age: 14 years old.
Recommended prerequisite classes: 1-2 years of Old Western Culture or other Great Books program.
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.
One High School Literature or Elective Credit.
Christiana 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.