Worldviews of the Western World III

11-12 Worldviews of the Western World III 2018-2019

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:30

Instructor:  Kathy Zimmerman (B.A. English)    281-491-0932      zimmermanj@aol.com  

Class Tuition: $700 per year or $70 per month for 10 months

Supply Fee:  $90 per year, due at registration

*NOTE:  There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress. 

Course Description: World Views Year 3: CHRISTIANITY ANSWERS THE 21ST CENTURY catalogs the succession of world views of the 20th Century. Four very important questions are answered in the final study of world views:

1 – Why did the West reject Christianity?
2 – What were the effects of this shift away from Christianity?
3 – How are we as Christians to live in the 21st Century?
4 – What do we as Christians have to say to the 21st Century culture?

WVWW3 covers the Age of Reason and the Age of Fragmentation through the present (1800s to the present).  Students will study the philosophy and theology of the 20th century by examining the literature, music, and art of the period. Students will explore the literature of Hemingway, Skinner, Camus, as well as the Star Wars Trilogy by Lucus. This course compares the theory of Darwin to Creationism with students participating in a mock trial.  Students will study the philosophers and economists who influenced modern culture. A research paper on economic theory will be written and presented orally. The Civil War and its effect on government from that point to modern times are also studied in depth.  Christianity’s answers to sociology, psychology and ecology will be explored. Once again, Francis Schaeffer’s books and videos will be our guide through understanding the worldviews that have shaped our culture.  This study is for those “living as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation” (Philippians 2). Give your children all they need to live for Christ in the 21st Century. World Views Year III is the final preparation, as it addresses the secular ideas that are presented in freshman college classes. Understanding their ideas, addressing their claims, and learning to articulate the Christian response is the focus of this the final study. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 5-8 hrs each week.

High School Credit: Students will receive 4 credits: in English (1), History (1), Bible/Apologetics/ Philosophy (1), Economics (1/2) and Art/Music History/Appreciation (1/2).

Required Materials:
Syllabus $125 and 13 additional books– (do NOT purchase cd’s, dvd’s, art or music) must be purchased individually from:  http://cornerstonecurriculum.com/Curriculum/wvww/wv3books.html or other sources.  My students will receive a 10% discount from Cornerstone.  E-mail me for the code