Worldview Lab 1 - Discernment 

Instructor:  Pastor Paul Michael Raymond 
Phone: 434-352-2667

Course Description

This course ties the worldview of 12 key thinkers to cinema and music from the post-modern era of humanistic despair.  A handful of seminal authors introduced in our Great Books series are examined in more detail with special emphasis given to their impact on popular culture.  Using a game format, students are transformed from passive consumers of post-modern movies and music to active critics able to discern the underlying philosophies.   These include the influence of humanism, eastern religion, Islam, Gnostic mystery religions of "the Synagogue of Satan," and much more.  

The textbook -- "Worldviews In Conflict" and Teacher's Guide by Keven Swanson -- devotes a chapter to each of 12 philosophical "pied-pipers."  Students are required to match 17 influential movies -- Matrix, Hunger Games, etc -- with the philosopher whose worldview they represent.  Likewise, for popular songs such as Mack the Knife, Imagine, and Disturbia.  They are also required to write a critical review of several of their own selections.

  • Tuition:      $275  Premier    OR       $25 Basic
  • Mode:        Asynchronous                Self-taught, computer graded
  • Offered:     Fal                                 Spring
  • Textbook:  See above, enrolled students get 40% discount code

Latin Ia 

Instructor:  Jonathan Roberts 
Phone: 347-288-4346

Course Description

Instead of a textbook, this course employs three powerful tools to help you master Latin with speed, effect and even fun.  You start out with vocabulary building using Picta Dicta in a game format that is intuitive and exciting for every student, along with St. Andy's Latin Companion, which introduces the rules of the Latin language.  In the final phase, you read Lingua Latina, a novel written entirely in Latin.  The course avoids word-for-word equivalents like the plague, teaching you instead “to think in the language” for lasting effect.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Instructor                  Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: None                        Textbook:  None