The HS Worldview Analysis class is a comprehensive overview of the dominant worldviews influencing Western Civilization, an examination of the inevitable conflicts that arise when those worldviews meet in the arena of ideas, and an analysis of the natural and predictable impact of each worldview upon the individual and society. In more simple terms, a worldview is like a map, like GPS. It helps us know where we are, reveals how we got here, explains where we need to go, and proffers the best route to get there. Importantly, a worldview does not merely reflect what we think the world is like; it directs what we think the world should be like. In other words, it not only describes reality but also prescribes how we ought to act and respond to reality. In direct terms, ideas acted upon have very real consequences. Therefore, the ideas we embrace lay the groundwork for the consequences that follow. Both good and bad. Worldview Analysis, therefore, is designed to strengthen a student’s Christian worldview while inoculating them against false worldviews vying for their hearts and minds. Romans 12:2 says we are not to “be conformed to this world, but [we are] to be transformed by the renewal of [our] mind(s), that by testing [worldviews, we] may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
2. Jeff Myers and David A. Noebel, Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews (Colorado Springs, CO: Summit 2015, First Edition: order from summit.org ISBN-13:9781434709585)
1. Students need two (2) three-ring view binders, white in color, with two-inch rings (2”).
2. Students need two (2) Avery Ready Index Table Of Contents Dividers, 1-15 Tab, Multicolor (11143). They do not need to be the Avery brand, but they must match the Avery style.
1. Students must be a Junior or Senior and 16 years of age prior to the start of the school year. Students who do not meet these requirements must seek permission from the instructor prior to admittance. 2. If, for any reason, a student faces an intellectual, physical, or emotional challenge that makes it difficult for the student to fully complete work in an intense academic environment, a parent must speak with the instructor prior to enrolling their child in the class.
Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.
Supply fees are due to each teacher on the first day of class. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. They are a one-time fee.
Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.
What happens if a class is full? You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be waitlisted.