Course Info and Schedule Course Info and Schedule

Schedule

 

2017 Session (8/5 - 8/12/2017)

 

Saturday

Check-in; Welcome BBQ and campus tour for parents and students

      
Sunday

Sophocles, Elektra

Lewis Carroll, The Game of Logic

 
Monday

Plato, Lysis

Lewis Carroll, The Game of Logic

 
Tuesday

Goethe, Metamorphosis of Plants

Book of Job

 
Wednesday

Goethe, Metamorphosis of Plants

Frege, What is a Function?

Evening Seminar: TBD

 
Thursday

Excursion Day:

Bus trip to San Francisco landmarks, museums, and an evening performance of theatre.

 
Friday

Plato, Ion

Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilyich

 
Saturday

Lewis, "Learning in Wartime"

Check-out; Farewell lunch
 

Talk Back to Socrates Course Info

“Talk Back to Socrates”  . . . and Shakespeare, Keats, Leo Tolstoy, Kant . . ., then play some volleyball or enjoy a trail hike and, later, discuss the whole day with new friends.

 

"Talk Back" is more than talk:
You'll work out the principles of perspective with the help Greek and Arab classics on optics; you'll play Lewis Carroll's Game of Logic; you'll enjoy a professional performance of theater or music; you'll take in some of San Francisco the tourists see (and some they don't).

 

 

 

"Talk Back" is friends and fun:
Plato calls study "serious play"; we agree. You'll study with the Tutors of Saint Mary's AALE-accredited Integral Curriculum of Liberal Arts, but you'll learn from your colleagues, from teachers who deserve the title "Great"—Sophocles, Plato, Euclid, Goethe, T. S. Eliot—and from writings that deliver what they demand: clear thought, clearly expressed, without pretense and without reservation. You will surprise yourself.

 

 

 

"Talk Back" is an environment for study:
You'll stay on the superbly beautiful Saint Mary's College campus, with plenty of time for walks, recreation . . . and reflection. You'll eat well and sleep comfortably in well-appointed accommodations, with 24-hour security and supervision. Tutors attend scheduled study hours, ready to discuss your questions or join you in informal inquiry.

 

 

 

"Talk Back" to grow:
you'll sharpen your powers of observation, tune your ear to rhythmic meters, work out the architecture of complex arguments, reflect on God, man, and creation, on human life and human death . . . and you'll put it all to work through the art of conversational inquiry.

 

Reading List

2017 Session (8/5 - 8/12/17)

Sophocles, Electra
Plato, Ion
Lewis Carroll, The Game of Logic
The Bible, Exodus
Goethe, Metamorphosis of Plants
Shakespeare, TBD
Plato, Euthydemus
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Illych
Frege, What is a Function?
C. S. Lewis, Learning in Wartime
A Typical Day
 7:00am – 8:30: Breakfast in Oliver Hall
 8:30 – 9:30: Reading time
 9:30 – 11:00: Seminar on Sophocles' Electra
 11:00 – 12:00: Free time - reading and conversation
 12:00pm – 1:00: Lunch in Oliver Hall
 1:00 – 2:30: Discussion and logical problems with Lewis Carroll's The Game of Logic
 2:30 – 5:00: Hike in hills behind campus
 5:00 – 6:00: Dinner
6:00 – 11:00: Reading for next day's classes; conversation with Integral students; lights out at 11pm.