Students in TGC 2 engage the Great Conversation as it unfolded during the Middle Ages through a study of some of the most influential works of the medieval times as well as works inspired by this period. Students continue to see how, in works of history, philosophy, theology and literature, people have grappled with the essential questions of life. They are encouraged to 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 contrast ideas with the teaching of Scripture.
Topics include: The fall of Rome to the death of Elizabeth I, focusing on medieval England and the influence and connections with US history and culture; works of Tolkien, Dante, the Beowulf poet 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: 8