CS Lewis Literature with Composition

Survey of CS Lewis Literature with Composition (High School English*)

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth. ” ~ C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is considered one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the 20th Century. This survey of his literature includes Christian apologetics, science fiction, children’s fantasy, autobiography and allegory. Class discussion will be conducted in a Socratic seminar style that challenges students to examine and evaluate powerful truths.

During first semester, students will write two literary analysis essays. During second semester, they will write a research paper. Students will learn how to use multiple sources, properly cite sources, develop a bibliography, and organize research.

*Meets the literature and composition requirements for the mandatory High School English credit (if approved by your cover school); parents must add grammar. 

Required materials:
    Surprised by Joy 
    The Magician’s Nephew
    The Screwtape Letters
    Out of the Silent Planet
    The Great Divorce
    Mere Christianity
    The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing by Lesha Myers
[Published by the Institute for Excellence in Writing]

Additional textbook may be required: To be determined
Internet access and computer (all essays must be typed)

Day/Time: 9:00-10:30
Grades: 10-12 (Pre-requisite: English I, Introduction to Literary Analysis, or comparable coursework.)
Class Fee: $400
Supply Fee: $50
Tutor: Kim Erickson