Course Offerings for 2019-2020

Please note: Course cost DOES NOT include an individual registration fee or family technology fee.

All courses listed meet on the campus of Houston Baptist University.

Class meeting days are Tuesday/ Thursday for all Academy classes, unless noted below.

Class book lists for 2019-2020 are available here.

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  • Great Books I: Composition and Literature I

    English 1313: Composition and Literature I
    The Greeks, Romans, and Early Christianity
    Open to 9th – 12th grade students. This course is a pre-requisite to Great Books IV.

    A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, integrating training in composition with a special emphasis in the literature of the Greek and Roman period.

    Reading list includes: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Three Theban Plays, The Republic, Nicomachean Ethics, The Aeneid,  Meditations, Confessions, The Consolation of Philosophy, and much more.

    We recommend that the course be counted as both high school English and history credit. Students will earn three undergraduate credit hours in English 1313 from Houston Baptist University.

    Tuesday/Thursday – 12:30-1:45 pm.

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    $1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

    GBI book list 2019-2020

  • Great Books II: Western Civilization I

    History 2311
    Western Civilization and the Foundations of Europe
    Recommended for 9th-12th grade students.

    A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, integrating training in university-level essay writing and a comprehensive understanding of the major shifts of Western Culture, with a special emphasis in the literature of the Medieval period.

    Reading list includes: Beowulf, The Divine Comedy, Le Morte D’Arthur, The Faerie Queen, John Calvin, Erasmus, Paradise Lost, and much more.

    We recommend that this course be counted as both high school history and English credit. Students will earn three undergraduate credit hours in History 2311 from Houston Baptist University.

    Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm.
    Please note: this class will meet once a week on Tuesdays.

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    $1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

    GBII book list 2019-2020

  • The Art of Cinema & New Media

    CNMA 1302: The Art of Cinema & New Media
    Recommended for 9th – 12th grade students.

    A comprehensive overview of the video production process, including an introduction to camera operation, lighting and sound equipment, general set protocols, post-production software, and workflow. Students will also be introduced to cinematic storytelling with the chance to make short films and other productions throughout the class.

    Tuesday/Thursday – 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

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    $1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

  • Introduction To Great Books And Composition B*  (Junior High, non-credit)

    Introduction To Great Books And Composition B*  (non-credit)
    Recommended for 7th and 8th grade students.

    Introduction to Great Books and Composition B is a literature and writing course centered around The Lord of  the Rings. It also includes selections from authors that students will read in depth in their future dual-enrollment classes, such as Plato, Shakespeare, Chesterton, and St. Paul. The class uses Strunk and White’s Elements of Style for composition lessons, with a particular emphasis on the argumentative essay.  This course is middle school/junior high school level and cannot be taken for high school or college credit.

    Tuesday/Thursday – 12:30-1:45 pm.

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    $800 per year, no college credit.

    Intro GB-B book list 2019-2020

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