This is a dialectic and logic level course that prepares students for later academic pursuits. This 34-week course presents diverse writings, from Shakespeare to Jack London, Lewis Carroll to Longfellow, and Sir Walter Scott to C.S. Lewis. Students are taught to analyze key elements of literature such as allegory, narrative, satire, plot, setting, and more.
While Dr. Stobaugh scrutinizes all literature from a Christian worldview, his instruction also helps students develop their skills in public speaking, writing, and discernment to empower them to be more effective Christian apologists. In the steps of Augustine, Milton, and Lewis, students are invited to analyze the classics with a keen, discerning eye, and to identify positive and negative components of literary worldviews emergent among the classics.
Course credit: If a student has satisfactorily completed all assignments for this course, it is equivalent to one credit of writing and one credit of literature.