Thomas Aquinas College — The Curriculum

Liberal arts college in Santa Paula, California


Thomas Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college offering a single integrated academic program. It is located in Santa Paula, California in Ventura County, with a second campus opening in Northfield, Massachusetts in 2018. Wikipedia

Freshman Year

Seminar

Homer Iliad, Odyssey Plato Ion, Republic, Symposium Aeschylus Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides Sophocles Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone Herodotus Histories Aristotle Poetics, Rhetoric Plutarch Lives (Lycurgus, Pericles, Alcibiades, Aristides, Alexander) Euripides Hippolytus Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War Aristophanes The Birds, The Clouds

Language

Wheelock Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors Nesfield Aids to the Study and Composition of English

Mathematics

Euclid Elements

Laboratory

Aristotle Parts of Animals DeKoninck The Lifeless World of Biology Fabre Souvenirs Entomologiques Galen On the Natural Faculties Harvey On the Motion of the Heart and Blood, On Animal Generation Linnaeus Systema Naturae Pascal On the Equilibrium of Liquids Archimedes On Floating Bodies Mendel Plant Hybridization various authors Scientific papers of Driesch, Gould, Marler, Tinbergen, Goethe, Virchow, von Frisch, et alia Measurements Manual

Philosophy

Plato Meno, Protagoras, Gorgias, Apology, Crito, Phaedo Porphyry On the Predicaments (Isagoge) Aristotle Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics St. Thomas Aquinas Proem to the Posterior Analytics

Theology

The Holy Bible


Sophomore Year

Seminar

Vergil Aeneid Lucretius On the Nature of Things Cicero Offices Livy Ab Urbe Conditia Plutarch Lives(Marcellus, Tiberius & Caius Gracchus, Marius, Sylla, Caesar, Cato the Younger, Brutus) Tacitus Annals Epictetus Manual St. Augustine Confessions, On the Teacher Boethius Consolation of Philosophy Dante Divine Comedy Chaucer Canterbury Tales Spenser Faerie Queen St. Thomas Aquinas On the Teacher

Language

Wheelock Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors Martin of Denmark Tractus De Modis Significandi Horace, Cicero Selections St. Thomas Aquinas Selections
Canon of the Mass

Mathematics

Plato Timaeus Ptolemy Almagest Copernicus Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres Apollonius On Conic Sections Kepler Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Astronomia Nova Archimedes On Conoids and Spheroids

Laboratory

Aristotle On Generation and Corruption St. Thomas Aquinas On the Principles of Nature, On the Combination of the Elements Lavoisier Elements of Chemistry Avogadro Masses and Proportions of Elementary Molecules Dalton Proportion of Gases in the Atmosphere Gay-Lussac Combination of Gaseous Substances Pascal Treatise on the Weight of the Mass of the Air various authors Scientific papers of Berthollet, Couper, Lavoisier, Mendeleev, Richter, Wollaston, Cannizzaro, et alia Atomic Theory Manual

Philosophy

Pre-Socratic Philosophers Fragments Aristotle Physics On the Soul Theology St. Augustine On Christian Doctrine,On the Spirit and the Letter, On Nature and Grace, On the Gift of Perseverance, On the Predestination of the Saints, City of God St. Athanasius On the Incarnation Gaunilo On Behalf of the Fool St. Anselm Proslogion, Reply to Gaunilo St. John Damascene An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith


Junior Year

Seminar

Cervantes Don Quixote St. Thomas Aquinas On Kingship, Summa Theologiae Machiavelli The Prince, Discourses Bacon The Great Instauration, Novum Organum Shakespeare Julius Caesar, King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth: Part One, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Sonnets Montaigne Essays Descartes Discourse on Method, Meditations, Rules for the Direction of the Mind Pascal Pensées Hobbes Leviathan Locke Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Second Essay on Civil Government Berkeley Treatise Concerning Human Understanding Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Swift Gulliver’s Travels Milton Paradise Lost Gibbon Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Corneille Le Cid Racine Phaedre Rousseau Social Contract, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Spinoza Theologico-Political Treatise various authors Articles of Confederation Declaration of Independence U.S. Constitution Hamilton, Madison, Jay Federalist Papers Smith Wealth of Nations Kant Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, Critique of Pure Reason, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals Leibniz Discourse on Metaphysics

Music

Plato Timaeus Boethius On Music Mozart Sonatas Gustin Tonality

Mathematics

Viete Standard Enumeration of Geometric Results, Introduction to the Analytic Art Descartes Geometry Archimedes Quadrature of the Parabola Griffin Mathematical Analysis various authors Mathematical works of Hippocrates, Archimedes, Cavalieri, Pascal, Leibniz, Bernoulli, Newton, Berkeley, Bolzano, et alia

Laboratory

Descartes Principles of Philosophy Galileo Two New Sciences Newton Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Philosophy

Aristotle Nicom. Ethics Politics

Theology

St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae:
On Sacred Doctrine On God On Law


Senior Year

Seminar

Tolstoy War and Peace Goethe Faust Hegel Phenomenology of Mind, Philosophy of History Flaubert Three Tales Feuerbach Essence of Christianity J. S. Mill Utilitarianism Marx Capital, Communist Manifesto, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, German Ideology Melville Billy Budd Willa Cather My Antonia Engels Quantity and Quality, Negation of the Negation Darwin Origin of Species Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil, Use and Abuse of History Twain Huckleberry Finn Austen Emma Freud General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Jung Analytical Psychology Newman Development of Christian Doctrine Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments Ibsen A Doll’s House Dostoyevski Brothers Karamazov Eliot Ash Wednesday, Journey of the Magi, The Waste Land St. Pius X Pascendi Dominici Gregis Leo XIII Aeterni Patris, Rerum Novarum Pius XI Quadragesimo Anno Pius XII Humani Generis Vatican II Lumen Gentium Plato Phaedrus Vico The New Science Tocqueville Democracy in America, The Old Regime and the French Revolution Husserl The Idea of Phenomenology Lincoln and Douglas Debates Flannery O’Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find, The Enduring Chill St. Thomas Aquinas The Division and Method of the Sciences

Mathematics

Pascal Generation of Conic Sections Taylor Integral Calculus Dedekind Essay on the Theory of Numbers Lobachevski Geometrical Researches on the Theory of Parallels

Laboratory

Einstein Relativity: The Special and General Theory Huygens Treatise on Light Newton Optiks Maxwell A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism Gilbert De Magnete Ampere Papers various authors Mechanics, Waves, and Optics ManualElectricity and Magnetism Manual

Philosophy

Aristotle Physics, Metaphysics St. Thomas Aquinas On Being and Essence

Theology

St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae: On the Trinity, On the Sacraments, On the Passion of Christ


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