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Core Courses – Booklist
FALL SEMESTER
ENGL 101

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations; 9th Edition Kate L. Turabian
The Elements of Style William J. Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles, trans. Robert Fagles
The Iliad of Homer Homer, trans. Richmond Lattimore
The Odyssey Homer, trans. Robert Fitzgerald
Poetics Aristotle, trans. S. H. Butcher
The Oresteia Aeschylus, trans. Peter Meineck
The Iliad Homer, translated by Richmond Lattimore
The Odyssey Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra Sophocles, translated by H.D.F. Kitto

ENGL 201

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Kate L. Turabian
Paradise Lost John Milton, ed. Meritt Hughes
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo trans. J. R. R. Tolkien
Macbeth William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night´s Dream William Shakespeare
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays ed. Candace Ward
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. A. Kent Hieatt
Immortal Poems of the English Language ed. Oscar Williams

FREN 101

VIS–VIS: Beginning French 4th Edition Edition Evelyne 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 Grammar Herbert Weir Smyth
Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Cebes’ Tablet & Prodicus’ “Choice of Heracles”: An Intermediate Greek Reader C. T. Hadavas
Plato’s Euthyphro & Clitophon Jacques A. Bailly

HIST 101

The Founding Of Christendom Carroll, Warren
Plutarch’s Lives, Vol 1 Plutarch
Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives Benedict XVI
The Holy Bible
The Founding of Christendom Warren Carroll
Plutarch’s Lives Plutarch
Cicero: Selected Works Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Everlasting Man G.K. Chesterton
The Portable Greek Historians M. I. Finley, ed.
Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources Christopher Francese and R. Scott Smith
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History, Third Edition Jim Cullen

HIST 201

The West:  A Narrative History, 3rd Edition Frankforter and Spellman
Essaying the Past, 2nd edition Jim Cullen
Christian Liberty Martin Luther
True Reformers Jerome K. Williams
The West: A Narrative History, volume two Frankforter & Spellman
Piers Plowman William Langland
The New Atlantis Francis Bacon
The Prince Machiavelli
The Dividing of Christendom Dawson
Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape our World Gregory, Brad
The West: A Narrative History, Combined Volume, third edition Frankforter, A. Daniel and William M. Spellman
Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century France Diefendorf, Barbara
A Reformation Debate Calvin, John and Jacopo Sadoleto
Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor Duffy, Eamon
Glory of Christendom Carroll, Warren
Cleaving of Christendom Carroll, Warren
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History, 2nd edition Cullen, Jim

LATN 101

Learn Latin from the Romans Eleanor Dickey

LATN 199

Sermones Romani Hans H. Ørberg
Ritchie’s Fabulae Faciles: Latin Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary Geoffrey Steadman
Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis James W. Halporn
Cassell’s Latin Dictionary D. P. Simpson
Wheelock’s Latin. 7th edition Frederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. Lafleur
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar J. H. Allen, J. B. Greenough, et al.

LATN 201

Sermones Romani Hans H. Ørberg
Ritchie’s Fabulae Faciles: Latin Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary Geoffrey Steadman
Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis James W. Halporn
Cassell’s Latin Dictionary D. P. Simpson
Wheelock’s Latin. 7th edition Frederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. Lafleur
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar J. H. Allen, J. B. Greenough, et al.
Finis Rei Publicae: Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman Republic Robert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn
Finis Rei Publicae Workbook: Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman Republic Robert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade Mecum Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English- Latin S.A. Handford, ed.
Gildersleeve’s Latin Grammar Basil Gildersleeve and Gonzalo Lodge
Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico Hans-Friedrich Mueller

MATH
Math 102

The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers Forman and Rash

MATH 103

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

MATH 150

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

 

MATH 201

Calculus, 10th ed. Larson and Edwards

MATH 244

Introduction to Computing David Evans

PHIL 101

Five Dialogues (Crito, Euthyphro, Apology, Meno, Phaedo) Plato; translated by G.M.A. and John M. Cooper
The Basic Works of Aristotle Aristotle; edited by Richard McKeon
Gorgias Plato; translated by Donald Zeyl
Five Dialogues Plato
Republic Plato
Being Logical D.Q. McInerny
Republic Plato
Socratic Logic Peter Kreeft

PHIL 201

Basic Works of Aristotle Editor: McKeon

PHIL 302

Meditations on First Philosophy, 3rd edition Rene 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 Government Locke, John
The Politics Aristotle (Carnes Lord, trans.)
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli (Harvey Mansfield, trans.)
The First And Second Discourses Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Roger and Judith Masters, trans.)
Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville (Harvey Mansfield, trans.)
Republic Plato
The Political Writings St. Augustine
On Law, Morality, and Politics St. Thomas Aquinas
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
Second Treatise of Government John Locke
The Basic Political Writings Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Karl Marx

SCIE 192

Principles of Biology Brooker et al

SCIE 194

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

 

SPAN 101

Functionally Fluent Beginning Spanish Course Gruber, Diana Maria
Schaum’s Outline of Spanish Grammar Schmitt, Conrad

SPAN 201

Buen viaje! Level 2 McGraw-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 Beginners Sheed, F. J.

THEO 201

The Holy Bible, RSV Second Catholic Edition Holy Spirit
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Vol. 1 Old Testament John Bergsma & Brant Pitre
The Lord Romano Guardini
Bible Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition Holy Spirit
Christian Handbook of Apologetics Kreeft and Tacelli

THEO 301

Veritatis Splendor Pope Saint John Paul II
The Sources of Christian Ethics Servais Pinckaers, O.P.
Morality: The Catholic View Servais Pinckaers, O.P.

SPRING SEMESTER

ENGL 102

The Aeneid Virgil
Beowulf: Norton Critical Edition, 2nd Edition trans. Seamus Heaney
Inferno Dante, trans. Anthony Esolen
Purgatory Dante, trans. Anthony Esolen
Paradise Dante, trans. Anthony Esolen

ENGL 202

Frankenstein Shelley, Mary
Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Complete Stories O’Connor, Flannery
Brideshead Revisited Waugh, Evelyn
Immortal Poems of the English Language Williams, Oscar, ed.
Selected Short Stories Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories Nathaniel Hawthorne
Immortal Poems of the English Language Oscar Williams, ed.
The Waste Land, Prufrock, and Other Poems T.S. Eliot

FREN 202

VIS–VIS: Beginning French 4th Edition Edition Evelyne Amon

GREK 302

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

GREK 304

Lysias: Selected Speeches Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox
Greek Prose Reading Course for Postbeginners 3.  Political Oratory.  Demosthenes: Third Philippic Malcolm Campbell
Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade Mecum Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Greek Grammar Herbert 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 Lives Carolinne White, ed. and trans.
The Confessions St. Augustine of Hippo
RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English St. Benedict of Nursia
Two Lives of Charlemagne Einhard and Notker the Stammerer
The Song of Roland Robert Harrison, trans.
Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History, 2nd Edition Jim Cullen

 

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

HIST 202

The West:  A Narrative History, Combined Volume Frankforter and Spellman
The Gospel  of Life John Paul II
Letters Concerning the English Nation Voltaire
Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels
Catholicism:  Christ and the Common Destiny of Man Henri De Lubac
Catholicism:  Christ and the Common Destiny of Man Henri De Lubac
The Gods of Revolution Dawson
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine Newman
The Tools of Empire Daniel R. Hedrick
Five Days in London: May 1940 John Lukacs

LATN 102

Learn Latin from the Romans Eleanor Dickey
A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin: A Vade Mecum Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.
English Grammar for Students of Latin Norma Goldman

LATN 202

Cassell’s Latin Dictionary D. P. Simpson
The Student’s Ovid: Selections from the Metamorphoses Margaret 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 Culture Josef Pieper
The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature Leon Kass
Aquinas on Human Nature Thomas Aquinas
Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy Rene Descartes
Leisure: The Basis of Culture Josef Pieper

PHIL 202

Metaphysics D. Flippen

PHIL 302

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

PSAE 202

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

Core Booklist_THEO 102

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Aquinas Catechism Thomas 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 Aquinas Peter Kreeft

THEO 202

The Lord Romano Guardini
Bible Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition Holy Spirit

THEO 302

Handbook of Christian Apologetics Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli

 

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