LOGIC/PHILOSOPHY CLASSES

Our full-year tuition includes 5 full-year courses. Feedback from parents, students, and teachers indicates that this workload achieves a balance of academic rigor while leaving time for outside activities. It is possible to add additional courses for an additional charge, but we strongly encourage students to take no more than five courses.

  • 7th Economics 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisties
    SYLLABUS  
    The first semester of the study of economics is presented in an engaging format that includes illustrations and humor to break down complex issues of economic growth and stagnation. Students are exposed to economic fallacies contributing to America’s current fiscal situation. In the second semester, emphasis is placed on teaching students responsible fiscal management in their personal lives, as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of economic principles and policies.
    BOOKS 
    Economics in One Lesson
    How An Economy Grows and Why it Crashes
    BUY BUNDLE
    9780517548233
    9780470526705
    none
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    9:00AM - 9:50AM CT


  • 8th Logic 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisties
    SYLLABUS  
    Students encounter logic presented in a manner geared toward Junior High students, developing a foundation for reasoning in truth. Topics include the recognition of types of arguments and the identification of informal fallacies.
    BOOKS 
    Introductory Logic 5th Ed. Student Text
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781591281658
    7th Economics
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    10:00AM - 10:50AM CT


  • Humanities 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Humanities students are exposed to an integrated study of classical art and music, and the role of fine arts in the development of society throughout different cultures and periods of history.
    BOOKS 
    No book required for student
    None
    English II, III, or IV; 11th and 12th Grade Students Only
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    4:00PM - 4:50PM CT


  • Bible and Culture 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    In the first semester, this non-sectarian, non-denominational course concentrates on the Old Testament—minus the Messianic Prophets—and considers the Law as revealed in the Pentateuch and its subsequent manifestation in Hebrew Scripture. The Hebrew prophetic writings and the New Testament are examined in the second semester. The messianic tradition from which Christ emerges is considered before turning to the Gospels and subsequent New Testament writings. Special attention is given to the literary genres comprising the Bible with an emphasis on the historical, political, philosophical, and cultural contexts of these most influential writings.
    BOOKS 
    Any Translation of the Bible
    Any Bible
    English II; 11th and 12th Grade Students Only
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    2:00PM - 2:50PM CT


  • Formal Logic 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    This course features an in-depth study of classical syllogism, statement, and categorical argument. Course topics include traditional syllogism, forms of rhetorical arguments, types of hypothetical syllogisms, and relational arguments.
    BOOKS 
    Traditional Logic Book I: Student Text
    Traditional Logic Book I: Workbook
    Traditional Logic Book II: Student Text
    Traditional Logic Book II: Workbook
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781615388769
    9781615387489
    9781615388745
    9781615388752
    Currently enrolled in English II
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    11:00AM - 11:50AM CT


  • Rhetoric & Philosophy 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Using human reason to pursue wisdom and truth, this study of philosophy provides students an overview of the Western philosophical tradition, delving into both Classical and Christian thought. Rhetoric introduces fundamental principles of political philosophy, ethics, and traditional psychology. Students learn the elements of political speech and good character while developing the clear thinking and right acting skills crucial to productive, law-abiding, responsible adulthood.

    * This is a full-year class broken into two semesters. Students will learn Rhetoric in the Fall and Philosophy in the Spring. Each part has a separate teacher and meeting time.
    BOOKS 
    Rhetoric Alive! Principles of Persuasion Workbook
    Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft
    How to Read a Book
    The Last Days of Socrates by Plato (OPTIONAL)
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781600513008
    9781587318306
    9780671212094
    9780140449280
    English II; 11th and 12th Grade Students Only
    SECTION 1
    Fall Semester
    M  T  W  T 

    11:00AM - 11:50AM CT



    SECTION 1
    Spring Semester
    M  T  W  T 

    11:00AM - 11:50AM CT


  • Advanced Economics 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Financial literacy, vital to responsible and prosperous adulthood, is established as students learn to create, manage, and grow their own wealth. Students are introduced to monetary theory, banking, monetary history, central banking, the Federal Reserve, and various institutions involved with finance.
    BOOKS 
    Lessons for the Young Economists by Robert Murphy
    An Introduction to Economic Reasoning by Gordon
    The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781933550886
    9780945466284
    9780865976665
    English II; 11th and 12th Grade Students Only
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


  • Music Theory & Appreciation 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    9th - 12th Grade only

    This course weaves the history of classical music and the foundations of music theory together in a wonderful adventure that starts in Gregorian Chant and never ends. Students will study music theory in a framework of music history, with emphasis on listening to classical masterpieces from all time periods, performing music theory drills on state of the art software and learning how the two are connected. This course is recommended for students who already have basic music reading skills (i.e. they have taken piano or other instrumental lessons for at least one year).
    BOOKS 
    Understanding Music: Past and Present
    Music Software (Required)
    1 year of music lessons (instrumental or voice)
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


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