A high school level, year long course examining the world`s greatest civilizations and religions. Brad accepts motivated 7th and 8th grade students with good reading and comprehension skills. Text: BJU “World History” 4th edition, by Dennis Bollinger. The first semester we will examine the post-flood Sumer Civilization (approx 5000 B.C.) to the Middle Ages. In the second semester we will study the Renaissance to Modern Times (21st century). Particular emphasis will be on Western Civilization (philosophy and outcomes) but we will also examine Egyptian, Chinese, South Asian, Latin American and African civilizations and their primary religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucian and Tao thought and Hinduism. Homework (10% of grade); Classroom Participation (10%); Quiz (10%); Class Presentation/Project (20%); Mid-term (25%) and Final Examination (25%).
Classroom setting with weekly lectures, weekly reading assignments (normally one chapter a week), one 15 to 20 minute presentation on a related historical topic each semester, quizzes, mid-term and final exam each semester.
Brad will help the students see the importance of a Judeo-Christian worldview as we study how God has taken a variety of civilizations through their origins, peaks and eventually to their demise because of their generally ignoring God's commands and principles. Brad is a Christian instructor who prays for and with his students, guiding them hopefully to ultimately teach themselves. The study of World History and Religions should demonstrate to the student through the "arc of time" how modern nations have come to be where they are today, how they have adapted (successfully or unsuccessfully to the Creation Mandate of Genesis 1:28 along with their cultures’ adaptation to geography, neighbors, war and peace; and ultimately how God brings His purposes to always prevail.
Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 15.
Tuition: $300 per semester or $600 for the academic year. Early payment of $550 for the year is accepted before Sept. 30, 2018.
$275 per semester if there are two students in the same family taking the course or a student is taking two of my courses simultaneously with me as an instructor.
Please make checks to “CMI”.
Textbook: “World History”, BJU Press,4th Edition, by Dennis Bollinger. ISBN 10:1606821180 / 13:9781606821183. Please get used copies.