Humanities Class Information


Class times: Online Youth: Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00    or   18+ Online class: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 

Class Dates: September 6th to December 13th, and January 8th to May 9th

Calendar: Tentative Calendar (subject to minor changes from time to time).

Class Cost: $260/semester or $65/monthly

For our curriculum, we will be reading original works, plus the first unit of Roman Roads Early Moderns: Rise of England. Contact me for 50% discount code. We will be working through some of the most influential works, including biographies of great men. Please begin to purchase the following books using the links provided (and look for used books to save money—I like to look for used books in good condition):

Semester One (Fall 2017)

Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses  Please find this book as soon as you can and I recommend starting it before you come to our first class. Moreover, I highly recommend you enjoy a night at the Family Home Movies in your own living room with your loved ones to watch a BYUTV docudrama about Joan of Arc. This docudrama was produced by my neighbor down the street and has become a classic for me.

Vasari’s Lives of the artists

Leonardo’s Notebooks, by Da Vinci and H. Anna Suh

The Prince, by Niccoló Machiavelli

The Essays, Francis Bacon

The Essential Galileo, by Galileo

Pascal’s Pensées, by Blaise Pascal

The Reader from Roman Roads (For Shakespeare and Milton) Link to order book is forthcoming!


Semester Two (Jan 2018)

Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe on Oliver Cromwell (read and watch recordings)

A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift

Grace Abounding and The Life and the Death of Mr. Badman, by John Bunyan (optional: Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyon

The Social Contract, by Rousseau Link to excerpts

The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe

Johann Sebastian Bach: the Learned Musician, Christoph Wolff

Mozart: A Life, by Paul Johnson

Sister Revolutions: French Lightning, American Light, by Susan Dunn


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