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Ancient Greeks Year Ancient Romans Year Middle Ages Year

We offer three different "tracks" for our Great Books Program. Please choose one of these tracks.

  • High School Track: $995 per year ($497.50 with family discount)
  • College Credit Track: $2999 per year ($1497.50 with family discount)
  • Associate’s Degree Track: $3250 per year ($2700 with family discount)

We offer a payment plan option. This option has a one-time $25 fee which will show up only on your first month’s invoice.

To purchase books for the Ancient Greeks Year,
please click here.

We offer three different "tracks" for our Great Books Program. Please choose one of these tracks.

  • High School Track: $995 per year ($497.50 with family discount)
  • College Credit Track: $2999 per year ($1497.50 with family discount)
  • Associate’s Degree Track: $3250 per year ($2700 with family discount)

We offer a payment plan option. This option has a one-time $25 fee which will show up only on your first month’s invoice.

To purchase books for the Ancient Romans Year, please click here.

We offer three different "tracks" for our Great Books Program. Please choose one of these tracks.

  • High School Track: $995 per year ($497.50 with family discount)
  • College Credit Track: $2999 per year ($1497.50 with family discount)
  • Associate’s Degree Track: $3250 per year ($2700 with family discount)

We offer a payment plan option. This option has a one-time $25 fee which will show up only on your first month’s invoice.

To purchase books for the Middles Ages Year, please click here.

Moderns Year

We offer three different "tracks" for our Great Books Program. Please choose one of these tracks.

  • High School Track: $995 per year ($497.50 with family discount)
  • College Credit Track: $2999 per year ($1497.50 with family discount)
  • Associate’s Degree Track: $3250 per year ($2700 with family discount)
We offer a payment plan option. This option has a one-time $25 fee which will show up only on your first month’s invoice.

To purchase books for the Moderns Year, please click here.
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Ancient Greeks Year High School Track Ancient Romans Year High School Track Middle Ages Year High School Track
Course Objective: The course objective is to familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works by the greatest ancient Greeks, chronologically, beginning with the works of Homer, which are seminal to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied).  Authors of the works studied this semester include: Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Sophocles, Aesop, Herodotus and Plutarch. Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest ancient Romans, beginning with Virgil, which are foundational to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied ). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Virgil, Livy, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Lucretius, Epictitus, Marcus Aurelius, Ptolemy, Galen, Plotinus, Moses [the last author from an earlier age, influenced Roman civilization in this period]), the Evangelists Matthew and John, Augustine, Boethius, Muhammed, Bede, Tennyson, Al-Makrisi, a’Kempis and Dante.

Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest authors in the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Chaucer through Cervantes, which are foundational to Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Chaucer, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Erasmus, Copernicus, Calvin, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare (8 Plays), Galileo, Descartes, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, and Pascal.
Moderns Year High School Track Ancient Greeks Year College Credit Track Ancient Romans Year College Track
Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the most influential authors in the Enlightenment to the Modern Era, from Locke through De Tocqueville and the American Federalist papers and Constitution, which are foundational to the ongoing dialogue of Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Shakespeare (4 Great Tragedies and the Tempest), Moliere, Racine, Swift, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, De Tocqueville, Mill, Austen, Kant, Goethe, Hegel, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Smith, Marx, Lincoln, Thoreau, Twain, Darwin, Orwell, Einstein, Cather. Course Objective: The course objective is to familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works by the greatest ancient Greeks, chronologically, beginning with the works of Homer, which are seminal to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied).  Authors of the works studied this semester include: Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Sophocles, Aesop, Herodotus and Plutarch. Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest ancient Romans, beginning with Virgil, which are foundational to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied ). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Virgil, Livy, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Lucretius, Epictitus, Marcus Aurelius, Ptolemy, Galen, Plotinus, Moses [the last author from an earlier age, influenced Roman civilization in this period]), the Evangelists Matthew and John, Augustine, Boethius, Muhammed, Bede, Tennyson, Al-Makrisi, a’Kempis and Dante.

Middle Ages Year College Credit Track Middle Ages Year Associate's Degree Track Moderns Year College Credit Track
Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest authors in the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Chaucer through Cervantes, which are foundational to Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Chaucer, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Erasmus, Copernicus, Calvin, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare (8 Plays), Galileo, Descartes, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, and Pascal. Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest authors in the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Chaucer through Cervantes, which are foundational to Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Chaucer, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Erasmus, Copernicus, Calvin, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare (8 Plays), Galileo, Descartes, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, and Pascal. Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the most influential authors in the Enlightenment to the Modern Era, from Locke through De Tocqueville and the American Federalist papers and Constitution, which are foundational to the ongoing dialogue of Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Shakespeare (4 Great Tragedies and the Tempest), Moliere, Racine, Swift, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, De Tocqueville, Mill, Austen, Kant, Goethe, Hegel, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Smith, Marx, Lincoln, Thoreau, Twain, Darwin, Orwell, Einstein, Cather.
Ancient Greeks Year Associate's Degree Track Ancient Romans Year Associate's Degree Track Moderns Year Associate's Degree Track
Course Objective: The course objective is to familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works by the greatest ancient Greeks, chronologically, beginning with the works of Homer, which are seminal to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied).  Authors of the works studied this semester include: Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Sophocles, Aesop, Herodotus and Plutarch. Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the greatest ancient Romans, beginning with Virgil, which are foundational to classical and Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied ). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Virgil, Livy, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Lucretius, Epictitus, Marcus Aurelius, Ptolemy, Galen, Plotinus, Moses [the last author from an earlier age, influenced Roman civilization in this period]), the Evangelists Matthew and John, Augustine, Boethius, Muhammed, Bede, Tennyson, Al-Makrisi, a’Kempis and Dante.

Course Objective: To familiarize students with the great ideas contained in the original works written by the most influential authors in the Enlightenment to the Modern Era, from Locke through De Tocqueville and the American Federalist papers and Constitution, which are foundational to the ongoing dialogue of Western civilization (see course syllabus for specific titles studied). Authors of the works studied this semester include: Shakespeare (4 Great Tragedies and the Tempest), Moliere, Racine, Swift, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, De Tocqueville, Mill, Austen, Kant, Goethe, Hegel, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Smith, Marx, Lincoln, Thoreau, Twain, Darwin, Orwell, Einstein, Cather.
ANCIENT GREEK YEAR: Study Guide for the First Semester Ancient Greek Year ANCIENT ROMAN YEAR: Study Guide for the First Semester Ancient Roman Year ANCIENT GREEK YEAR: Study Guide for the Second Semester Ancient Greek Year
Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program. Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program. Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program.
ANCIENT ROMAN YEAR: Study Guide for the Second Semester Ancient Roman Year MIDDLE AGES YEAR: Study Guide for the First Semester Middle Ages Year MIDDLE AGES YEAR: Study Guide for the Second Semester Middle Ages Year
Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program. Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program. Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program.
MODERNS YEAR: Study Guide for the First Semester Moderns Year MODERNS YEAR: Study Guide for the Second Semester Moderns Year
Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program. Highly recommended for use during our Great Books Program.