The Great Conversation: The Making of the Modern World with Scott Postma 2019-2020
From: $120.00 / month for 6 months
The Making of the Modern World is a full year of instruction in The Great Conversation covering The Reformation to the present.
In his essay titled, “The Great Conversation,” Robert Hutchins noted, “The tradition of the West is embodied in the Great Conversation that began in the dawn of history and that continues to the present day.”
This Great Conversation integrated humanities course introduces students to the Great Books of the modern period in light of Scriptural truth. By means of the integrated approach of the liberal arts tradition, students will read the most important works of history, literature, philosophy, and theology written from the Reformation to the present.
Through these primary texts, students will be introduced to the people, cultures, geographies, events, and ideas whose consequences have shaped today’s world. Live Socratic discussions offered twice weekly will help students wrestle with the perennial human questions in light of ultimate things. And various written and creative assignments will assist students in learning to apprehend and appreciate that which is good, true and beautiful in the world so they can approximate their lives to that end. Finally, every aspect of a liberal arts education at Poiema is directed toward the end that students will become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, seek the common good of all human beings, and glorify God and enjoy Him, forever.
Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 AM PST
Class dates: Exact dates TBD (Sep-May)
Tuition: $720 (Get 10% off Scott Postma’s courses when buying more that one)
Credits: 3 (Literature, History, Philosophy/Theology)
Require materials: The Moderns book list