Writing with Wisdom and Eloquence (P101) 

This course teaches the craft of writing with a focus on the canons of persuasive prose, the elements of fine storytelling, and the fundamentals of poetic verse taught within the context of the best representative literature. Features of this course are ancient rhetoric, the progymnasmatas (classical writing exercises), an introduction to the great books, and the influence of humane letters on the life of the mind of a writer. 

Writing in the Great Conversation (P102)

This course expands on PW101, the craft of writing wisely and eloquently, with a focus on the writing styles and literary movements of the poets and philosophers of the past 2500 years. Features of this course include a survey of the great books from antiquity to modernity, comedy and tragedy, satire, and the poetry of argument. 

Writing in the Great Books of the Ancient Period (P103)

This course explores the literature, history, philosophy, and theology of the ancient and classical periods in a true liberal arts fashion. Students taking this course will read primary sources, participate in Socratic dialogue, write creatively and reflectively, and with the aid of a qualified tutor, learn the interconnectedness of ideas and their consequences directly from the ancients themselves. The goal of this course is to help writers and creative professionals shape their voice, and enrich the well from which they draw their inspiration. A particular emphasis of exploration in this course will be the influence of the three great cultural capitals of the day: Athens, Jerusalem, and Rome.

Writing in the Great Books of the Medieval Period (P104)

This course explores the literature, history, philosophy, and theology of the Medieval period in a true liberal arts fashion. Students taking this course will read primary sources, participate in Socratic dialogue, write creatively and reflectively, and with the aid of a qualified tutor, learn the interconnectedness of ideas and their consequences directly from the Medievals themselves. The goal of this course is to help writers and creative professionals shape their voice, and enrich the well from which they draw their inspiration. A particular emphasis of exploration in this course will be the development and influence of the Christian church on Western civilization during the middle ages.

Writing in the Great Books of the Modern Period (P105)

This course explores the literature, history, philosophy, and theology of the Modern and Post-modern periods in a true liberal arts fashion. Students taking this course will read primary sources, participate in Socratic dialogue, write creatively and reflectively,  and with the aid of a qualified tutor, learn the interconnectedness of ideas and their consequences directly from the Modern and Post-modern thinkers themselves. The goal of this course is to help writers and creative professionals shape their voice, and enrich the well from which they draw their inspiration. A particular emphasis of exploration in this course will be the influence of the Enlightenment thinkers, the Romantic writers, and the Reformation leaders on modern culture.