Rise of England Live Class – Fall 2018

From: $116.33 / month for 3 months

Old Western Culture: Rise of England
video course + live recitations

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.

Credits: 1 (literature)
Instructor: Christiana Hale
Recitation Time: Monday, 10:15–11:45 a.m. PST
Price: $349 – Fall semester (September to December). Includes video curriculum.


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Product Description

Experience the best of both worlds: the award-winning Old Western Culture video-based curriculum AND live personal instruction on a weekly basis!


Registration includes all the necessary components for taking this course, except the books. Students may purchase the Rise of England Reader (still pending publication at this time), or use their own texts.
Note: Rise of England as a stand-alone curriculum has a normal schedule of one quarter (or 9 weeks). This flipped-classroom takes a slower pace (a full semester), giving more time for discussion and reading.  

Weekly Instruction. One semester of live, weekly instruction via video classroom (live sessions recorded for students).
– Video Lectures with Reading Assignments. 12 Old Western Culture video lectures from Wesley Callihan and Peter Leithart.
Grading and Report Card. End-of-quarter exam graded for the student with comments, and report card.
Writing Assignments. Responsive essay based on the reading or lectures, graded with comments and coaching in essay writing.

Minimum age: 14 years old.

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

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 – it all happens automatically when you log in. Both PC and Mac users are able to participate in these courses, but a highspeed connection (DSL, cable, wireless, satellite etc.) is required.

One High School Humanities Credit.

Christiana HaleChristiana Hale graduated from New Saint Andrew’s College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture (Cum Laude, 2015) and with an M.A. in Theology & Letters (Summa Cum Laude, 2017). Her undergraduate thesis dissertation, “The Jovial Pilgrim,” on C. S. Lewis’s medievalism in the Space Trilogy was recognized as an “Outstanding Thesis” by New Saint Andrews College. Christiana teaches a class on the Fiction of C. S. Lewis, Shakespeare and Milton, and a writing tutorial service through Roman Roads Classroom.