World View – Tutor: Mrs. Amy Stogner
This course is a unique opportunity for students to work through a rigorous study of History using the Omnibus III (Reformation to the present). Omnibus is a Latin term meaning “all encompassing.” Combining history, theology and literature, this course will help students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge. Emphasis is on ideas not simply information.
Not only will students be prepared to address the challenges of an unbelieving world in college and beyond, they will be prepared to engage it winsomely and convincingly.
This class includes daily videos/readings (from Bruce Etter, long-time expert instructor who teaches from many of the sites where events from the books occurred) which will enhance the understanding of the material as well as help students further develop their skills in composition, logic and aesthetics.
Requirements: This is an honors level class and will require a minimum of 1.5 hr /day to be successful. The student will read the required passages and watch the lecture along with interactive quizzes. Class time will be used for content discussions, questions, presentations and mastery of material.
Text: Omnibus III – not required to purchase
Books: book list may change (will finalize by summer)
- First Semester:
- The Westminster Confession of Faith
- The Pilgrim’s Progress
- Of Plymouth Plantation
- The Social Contract
- The Federalist & Anti-Federalist Papers
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Second Semester:
- Reflections on the Revolution in France
- Lincoln’s Speeches
- Slave Narratives
- The Communist Manifesto
- The Treaty of Versailles
- The Great Gatsby
- Mein Kampf
There are optional supplemental readings for this course worth additional credit for advanced students.
Course Credit: 1 credit of Humanities, ½ credit Theology
Available: Freshman and above
Annual Tuition: $500