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FALL SEMESTER
ENGL 101

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations; 9th EditionKate L. Turabian
The Elements of StyleWilliam J. Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at ColonusSophocles, trans. Robert Fagles
The Iliad of HomerHomer, trans. Richmond Lattimore
The OdysseyHomer, trans. Robert Fitzgerald
PoeticsAristotle, trans. S. H. Butcher
The OresteiaAeschylus, trans. Peter Meineck
The IliadHomer, translated by Richmond Lattimore
The OdysseyHomer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Antigone, Oedipus the King, ElectraSophocles, translated by H.D.F. Kitto

ENGL 201

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and DissertationsKate L. Turabian
Paradise LostJohn Milton, ed. Meritt Hughes
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeotrans. J. R. R. Tolkien
MacbethWilliam Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night´s DreamWilliam Shakespeare
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Playsed. Candace Ward
The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer, ed. A. Kent Hieatt
Immortal Poems of the English Languageed. Oscar Williams

FREN 101

VIS–VIS: Beginning French 4th Edition EditionEvelyne Amon

FREN 201
Greek 301

Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek. Workbook I. Revised Third Edition.Gilbert Lawall, James F. Johnson, Luigi Miraglia; edited by James Morwood

Greek 303

Greek GrammarHerbert Weir Smyth
Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and LatinRichard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Cebes’ Tablet & Prodicus’ “Choice of Heracles”: An Intermediate Greek ReaderC. T. Hadavas
Plato’s Euthyphro & ClitophonJacques A. Bailly

HIST 101

The Founding Of ChristendomCarroll, Warren
Plutarch’s Lives, Vol 1Plutarch
Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy NarrativesBenedict XVI
The Holy Bible
The Founding of ChristendomWarren Carroll
Plutarch’s LivesPlutarch
Cicero: Selected WorksMarcus Tullius Cicero
The Everlasting ManG.K. Chesterton
The Portable Greek HistoriansM. I. Finley, ed.
Ancient Rome: An Anthology of SourcesChristopher Francese and R. Scott Smith
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History, Third EditionJim Cullen

HIST 201

The West:  A Narrative History, 3rd EditionFrankforter and Spellman
Essaying the Past, 2nd editionJim Cullen
Christian LibertyMartin Luther
True ReformersJerome K. Williams
The West: A Narrative History, volume twoFrankforter & Spellman
Piers PlowmanWilliam Langland
The New AtlantisFrancis Bacon
The PrinceMachiavelli
The Dividing of ChristendomDawson
Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape our WorldGregory, Brad
The West: A Narrative History, Combined Volume, third editionFrankforter, A. Daniel and William M. Spellman
Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century FranceDiefendorf, Barbara
A Reformation DebateCalvin, John and Jacopo Sadoleto
Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary TudorDuffy, Eamon
Glory of ChristendomCarroll, Warren
Cleaving of ChristendomCarroll, Warren
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History, 2nd editionCullen, Jim

LATN 101

Learn Latin from the RomansEleanor Dickey

LATN 199

Sermones RomaniHans H. Ørberg
Ritchie’s Fabulae Faciles: Latin Text with Facing Vocabulary and CommentaryGeoffrey Steadman
Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et FelicitatisJames W. Halporn
Cassell’s Latin DictionaryD. P. Simpson
Wheelock’s Latin. 7th editionFrederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. Lafleur
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin GrammarJ. H. Allen, J. B. Greenough, et al.

LATN 201

Sermones RomaniHans H. Ørberg
Ritchie’s Fabulae Faciles: Latin Text with Facing Vocabulary and CommentaryGeoffrey Steadman
Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et FelicitatisJames W. Halporn
Cassell’s Latin DictionaryD. P. Simpson
Wheelock’s Latin. 7th editionFrederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. Lafleur
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin GrammarJ. H. Allen, J. B. Greenough, et al.
Finis Rei Publicae: Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman RepublicRobert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn
Finis Rei Publicae Workbook: Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman RepublicRobert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade MecumRichard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English- LatinS.A. Handford, ed.
Gildersleeve’s Latin GrammarBasil Gildersleeve and Gonzalo Lodge
Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello GallicoHans-Friedrich Mueller

MATH
Math 102

The Whole Truth About Whole NumbersForman and Rash

MATH 103

The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements, Vol. 1Euclid
The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements, Vol. 2Euclid

MATH 150

A First Course in Statistics, 11th ed.McClave and Sincich

 

MATH 201

Calculus, 10th ed.Larson and Edwards

MATH 244

Introduction to ComputingDavid Evans

PHIL 101

Five Dialogues (Crito, Euthyphro, Apology, Meno, Phaedo)Plato; translated by G.M.A. and John M. Cooper
The Basic Works of AristotleAristotle; edited by Richard McKeon
GorgiasPlato; translated by Donald Zeyl
Five DialoguesPlato
RepublicPlato
Being LogicalD.Q. McInerny
RepublicPlato
Socratic LogicPeter Kreeft

PHIL 201

Basic Works of AristotleEditor: McKeon

PHIL 302

Meditations on First Philosophy, 3rd editionRene Descartes; Trans. by Donald  A. Cress
An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, 2nd ed.David Hume; edited by Eric Steinberg
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, 2nd ed.David Hume; edited by Richard Popkin

PSAE 201

Two Treatises of GovernmentLocke, John
The PoliticsAristotle (Carnes Lord, trans.)
The PrinceNiccolo Machiavelli (Harvey Mansfield, trans.)
The First And Second DiscoursesJean-Jacques Rousseau (Roger and Judith Masters, trans.)
Democracy in AmericaAlexis de Tocqueville (Harvey Mansfield, trans.)
RepublicPlato
The Political WritingsSt. Augustine
On Law, Morality, and PoliticsSt. Thomas Aquinas
LeviathanThomas Hobbes
Second Treatise of GovernmentJohn Locke
The Basic Political WritingsJean-Jacques Rousseau
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844Karl Marx

SCIE 192

Principles of BiologyBrooker et al

SCIE 194

How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life 5th Ed.Lois A. Bloomfield

 

SPAN 101

Functionally Fluent Beginning Spanish CourseGruber, Diana Maria
Schaum’s Outline of Spanish GrammarSchmitt, Conrad

SPAN 201

Buen viaje! Level 2McGraw-Hill Education

 

THEO 101

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Revised in Accordance With the Official Latin Text Promulgated by Pope John II
Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
Theology for BeginnersSheed, F. J.

THEO 201

The Holy Bible, RSV Second Catholic EditionHoly Spirit
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Vol. 1 Old TestamentJohn Bergsma & Brant Pitre
The LordRomano Guardini
Bible Revised Standard Version Second Catholic EditionHoly Spirit
Christian Handbook of ApologeticsKreeft and Tacelli

THEO 301

Veritatis SplendorPope Saint John Paul II
The Sources of Christian EthicsServais Pinckaers, O.P.
Morality: The Catholic ViewServais Pinckaers, O.P.

SPRING SEMESTER

ENGL 102

The AeneidVirgil
Beowulf: Norton Critical Edition, 2nd Editiontrans. Seamus Heaney
InfernoDante, trans. Anthony Esolen
PurgatoryDante, trans. Anthony Esolen
ParadiseDante, trans. Anthony Esolen

ENGL 202

FrankensteinShelley, Mary
Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky, Fyodor
Complete StoriesO’Connor, Flannery
Brideshead RevisitedWaugh, Evelyn
Immortal Poems of the English LanguageWilliams, Oscar, ed.
Selected Short StoriesHawthorne, Nathaniel
Young Goodman Brown and Other Short StoriesNathaniel Hawthorne
Immortal Poems of the English LanguageOscar Williams, ed.
The Waste Land, Prufrock, and Other PoemsT.S. Eliot

FREN 202

VIS–VIS: Beginning French 4th Edition EditionEvelyne Amon

GREK 302

Athenaze, Book I. Revised 3rd EditionMaurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, et al.
Athenaze, Book II. Revised 3rd EditionMaurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, et al.
Athenaze, Workbook I. 3rd EditionMaurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, et al.
Athenaze, Workbook II. 3rd EditionMaurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, et al.
Thucydides Reader: Annotated Passages from Books I-VIII of the HistoriesBlaise Nagy

GREK 304

Lysias: Selected SpeechesJeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox
Greek Prose Reading Course for Postbeginners 3.  Political Oratory.  Demosthenes: Third PhilippicMalcolm Campbell
Intermediate Greek-English LexiconHenry George Liddell and Robert Scott
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade MecumRichard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Greek GrammarHerbert Weir Smyth and Gordon M. Messing

HIST 102

The West: A Narrative History (3rd edition, combined volume)A. Daniel Frankforter and William M. Spellman
Early Christian LivesCarolinne White, ed. and trans.
The ConfessionsSt. Augustine of Hippo
RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in EnglishSt. Benedict of Nursia
Two Lives of CharlemagneEinhard and Notker the Stammerer
The Song of RolandRobert Harrison, trans.
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History, 2nd EditionJim Cullen

 

Chronicles of the CrusadesVillehardouin & Joinville
Early Christian Lives
History of Christendom vol. I The Founding of ChristendomCarroll, Warren
History of Christendom vol. II The Building of ChristendomCarroll, Warren
History of Christendom vol. III The Glory of ChristendomCarroll, Warren

HIST 202

The West:  A Narrative History, Combined VolumeFrankforter and Spellman
The Gospel  of LifeJohn Paul II
Letters Concerning the English NationVoltaire
Communist ManifestoMarx and Engels
Catholicism:  Christ and the Common Destiny of ManHenri De Lubac
Catholicism:  Christ and the Common Destiny of ManHenri De Lubac
The Gods of RevolutionDawson
An Essay on the Development of Christian DoctrineNewman
The Tools of EmpireDaniel R. Hedrick
Five Days in London: May 1940John Lukacs

LATN 102

Learn Latin from the RomansEleanor Dickey
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade MecumRichard Upsher Smith, Jr.
English Grammar for Students of LatinNorma Goldman

LATN 202

Cassell’s Latin DictionaryD. P. Simpson
The Student’s Ovid: Selections from the MetamorphosesMargaret Worsham Musgrove
Wheelock’s Latin Reader (2nd Ed.)Richard A. LaFleur

PHIL 102

Book of Readings from St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature
Leisure: The Basis of CultureJosef Pieper
The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureLeon Kass
Aquinas on Human NatureThomas Aquinas
Discourse on Method and Meditations on First PhilosophyRene Descartes
Leisure: The Basis of CultureJosef Pieper

PHIL 202

MetaphysicsD. Flippen

PHIL 302

Meditations on First Philosophy, 3rd editionRene Descartes; Translated by Donald A. Cress
An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, 2nd editionDavid Hume; Editor Eric Steinberg
Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, 2nd editionDavid Hume; Editor Richard H. Popkin
Discourse on Method and Meditations on First PhilosophyRené Descartes
Socrates Children: The 100 Greatest Philosophers. Volume 3: Modern PhilosophersPeter Kreeft

PSAE 202

Papal Encyclicals of Leo XIII, Pius XI, Pius XII, St. Paul VI, St. John Paul II, Francis IVatican Website
The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human NatureJohn Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds
Pursuing the Common GoodMargaret S. Archer and Pierpaolo Donati, eds
Just War Theory RevisitedOliver O’Donovan
Vatican II: Renewal within TraditionMatthew L. Lamb and Matthew Levering, eds

Core Booklist_THEO 102

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Aquinas CatechismThomas Aquinas
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition USCCB
Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas AquinasPeter Kreeft

THEO 202

The LordRomano Guardini
Bible Revised Standard Version Second Catholic EditionHoly Spirit

THEO 302

Handbook of Christian ApologeticsPeter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli

 

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