Great Books 2


Categories: The Great Books
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Course Overview

Great Books 2

Instructor: Mr. D.O. “Oliver” Woods 
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

Each of 6 Great Books
courses analyzes about 16 classical authors (of total 100) and consists of two
parts.   First is a thumbnail sketch of each author with review
exercise and computer-graded quiz.  Second is in-depth analysis and class discussion
of 8 of the authors using a set of 10 thought questions as a reading and
discussion guide. 

There are 2 “sweeps”
through history, each covering 50 of the 100 total authors.   The
first set of 50 sketches are in the e-book “Keys to the Classics, Vol. I.” 
Short answers to the open-end questions are in a separate Teachers
.  The courses are omnibus, blending world history, philosophy,
literature, and theology.  Student selects one author on which to write a
2,000 word essay. Reading ranges from 35 to 50 pages every two weeks. An
optional textbook by Francis William Coker, “Readings In Political
” contains all the required readings for the first set of 50

GB2, covers the
Reformation and age of Revolution from Luther to Locke. The corruption of the
Roman Catholic Church under the Medici popes was challenged by Martin Luther
(1517) and the Protestant Reformation.  The Catholic Church struck back
with the moral reforms of the Council of Trent, extending from 1545 to
1563.  Unfortunately, doctrinal errors were reinforced and the sinister Jesuit order was launched.  A wave of humanism was also sweeping Europe,
with recovery of classical documents and an explosion of artistic expression.  Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis is established in America.    ·    

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Synchronous            Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above

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