Students in TGC 1 engage the Great Conversation at its beginning by learning some of the earliest and most beautiful stories ever written. They cultivate the skill of close and thoughtful reading as they weigh the experiences, events and ideas they encounter in light of biblical truth. Aimed at School of Logic students, class discussions and writing assignments provide opportunities for students to articulate their understanding of authors’ works and to contrast ideas with the teaching of Scripture.

Topics include: Major events and ideas of ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome; works of Homer, Herodotus, Livy, Virgil and others; regular class discussions and writing assignments on the readings and their significance in historical and biblical context; the art of dialogue from a biblical perspective.

Please note that this course is considered to be a “School of Logic” course and will not earn high school credit.

Homework Habits: Students typically spend 3-5 hours a week on reading assignments, though this depends on the student’s reading speed. Weekly assignments also include writing a discussion board post and two papers per semester.

Suggested Grade Level: 7 

2024-2025 TGC 1 Book List