Just as science is the study of God’s creation, humanities is the study of God’s providence in human history. At Wilson Hill Academy, we do not approach humanities simply as a study of what man has done; we approach the study of all aspects of human history as a revelation of what God has accomplished and what he is revealing about himself. Thus, we study art, literature, philosophy, culture, politics and economics in our humanities courses, not only to learn more about ourselves but also (and ultimately) to learn about God and his redemptive purpose in history.   

The starting point and framework for learning in each humanities course is the biblical worldview as established in God’s Word. As we consider and discuss questions concerning the nature of God, of man, of creation, of good, evil and salvation as expressed variously in Western culture since antiquity, we do not begin with ourselves or some vague position of neutrality but with the Bible. Through our humanities courses, students are taught to be learners, to attend closely to key developments in history, to delight in beautiful, good and true stories and poetry, to see the central place of art and language in a culture, and ultimately to learn how to think biblically about each of these things. 

 

Rhetoric 2

Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis is designed to be a capstone experience for Wilson Hill Academy seniors.  The course represents the culmination of the WHA student’s training in the arts of grammar, […]

Section: Composition, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Art History

This college-level course surveys the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the cave paintings of Lascaux to the splatterings of Jackson Pollock. Students will gain a Christian understanding of […]

Section: AP Courses, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic 1

Are there “laws of thought” just as surely as there is a law of gravity? The answer is a resounding “yes!” In this course we will learn how to reason […]

Section: Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic 2

Done with Logic 1? You’ve just begun the life-long journey of learning how to think with excellence.  Join us as we continue to study the science and art of thinking […]

Section: Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric 2 Readiness (Self-Paced)

This Rhetoric 2 Readiness Self-Paced course introduces students to the central concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric which will be necessary for advancing on to Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis.  This course […]

Section: Humanities, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric 1

Both Rhetoric courses carry the honors designation. Rhetoric I introduces students to the concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric, the third part of the classical Trivium. Drawn […]

Section: Composition, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric