The new B.A. in Classical Liberal Arts at TMU is the first undergraduate program of its kind in the United States. It is designed specifically to train students in both the content and pedagogy of the classical liberal arts to prepare them for teaching positions in the rapidly growing Classical Christian Education movement, and/or to pursue graduate work in the humanities.
Students are trained in the content of the Western Classical heritage beginning with Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment — and continuing to the present day in history, literature, art, philosophy and theology. This is augmented with continual training in Socratic pedagogy, providing intensive practice in leading rich and invigorating discussions instead of lecturing on an academic topic. Students study the classical languages and master the classical arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric while pursuing the studia humanitatis (‘study of the human things’).
“The best cultural critics should be Christians”- Dr. Horner
Upon Completion Students Will Have:
Spent 6-weeks studying in Florence, Italy with TMU Italy program
Completed colloquium mentoring
Interned at a local (Santa Clarita Valley) CCE school
Potentially attended TMU’s Israel Bible Extension Program (IBEX), a three-month academic semester right outside of Old City Jerusalem
“Has it ever struck you as odd, or unfortunate, that today, when the proportion of literacy is higher than it has ever been, people should have become susceptible to the influence of advertisement and mass propaganda to an extent hitherto unheard of and unimagined?” ― Dorothy L. Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. ― Aristotle
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. ― John Locke
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ― Saint Augustine
A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. ― Helen Keller
Epic | Shakespeare | Art History | Latin or Greek | Calvin | Luther | Medieval History Apologetics | Church History | and more . . .Course Descriptions