Arete West students were required to study with Mr. Taylor for a year prior to the trip where they met Sunday's at Mr. Taylor's home. These posts describe some of the curriculum covered during these teaching sessions. The material covered was often reviewed and advanced by the students though presentations and exercises during the trips themselves.
Curriculum - Florence
Arête Ponders Florence Reference Books * Paul Tillich by Wilhelm and Marion Pauck * Athenian Odyssey by William M. Taylor * The End of Faith by Sam Harris * The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong Study and Discussion Assignments with Comments from WMT (2007) Arête students were asked to memorize a verse from
Curriculum - Switzerland
Arête & the Intellectual Giants of Switzerland “Nietzche put it this way – ‘that your very self be in your actions, as the mother is in the child’; the self which is arete (virtue), is the self which surpasses itself.” -William Taylor Study and Discussion Assignments with Comments from WMT When Sheehan
Curriculum - Prague
Prague, Czech Republic Reference Materials Books: * The Castle by Franz Kafka * The Trial by Franz Kafka * Testaments Betrayed by Milan Kundera * Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt Documentary Film: Conspiracy Study and Discussion Assignments Students were assigned different topics relating to the territory that they will cover while in Prague.