This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Using Bishop Furlong’s popular Catholic text, enjoy learning world history from the beginnings of civilization to the beginnings of the New World.
Using Philip Furlong’s The Old World and America as a framework and guide, this course roughly traces the course of Western Civilization from its origins (the East, the Ancient Greeks, and Romans), up through the English foundations of America. This includes the establishment of the Church, the Feudal period, and the political philosophy of John Locke. This course is an excellent precursor to Our Pioneers and Patriots, taught the following semester.
Class 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments
Class 2: The Beginnings of Civilization
Class 3: Our Debt to the Greeks
Class 4: Contributions of Rome to Civilization
Class 5: Christ and His Church
Class 6: The Triumph of the Church
Class 7: The People of the Middle Ages
Class 8: The Ideals of the Middle Ages
Class 9: The Age of New Interests
Class 10: The Age of Change
Class 11: The Age of Discovery
Class 12: Spain’s World Empire
Class 13: Rivalries in Europe
Class 14: The Foundations of America
Selections from each unit of Furlong, approximately 15 pages per week of reading.
NOTE: High school students taking this course will have heavier reading loads.
Writing is an integral part of demonstrating both the assimilation of knowledge and the articulation thereof. Therefore, students will be guided through the process of writing a short (1-2 page, double-spaced) review of a book of their choice relevant to the subject matter.
NOTE: High school students taking this class must instead write a 3- to the 5-page book report.
Weekly, optional review quizzes based on classroom lectures and discussions. Worth bonus points.