A major component of the Rivendell Fellows Academy is academic. We want to develop strong minds that understand that faith and reason are on the same team! Student Fellows will be reading and discussing some of the most important books in western civilization – some of which have survived for nearly 3,000 years. We will process the “big questions” through the lens of scripture. You will have a classic open in one hand and your Bible in the other. Your professor will help you to understand why you believe what you believe.
You will participate in two kinds of classes. The first will be taught in a more traditional way, yet with a high level of participation and interaction. The second will be more along classical lines. Student Fellows will be reading texts and responding to written questions provided by the faculty. Your answers to these questions will provide the basis for your in-class discussions. You will definitely find yourself stretched and growing in wisdom and love for God!
Student Fellows will be their own “class”. You will not be taking any regular CSU classes during your gap year and there will not be any regular CSU students in your cohort. It will be a small and close setting.
The two-semester program is 36 credits. Credits are issued by CSU and are regionally accredited.
Here is a sample of some of the classes you will be taking:
- Introduction to Christian Thinking
- Church History
- Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
- Introduction to Epic Literature
and other classes reading many other classics and important texts
Contact Andy Giessman for a complete list of courses and books.
Most of your books are covered in your tuition.
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