The Upper School Humanities courses are designed to facilitate the integration of knowledge from the various Humanities disciplines. Our ninth graders take coursework in World History, World Literature, and Bible which is chronologically organized to reinforce the study of concepts and cultures from the ancient world.
Tenth graders study World History and Literature from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Renaissance/Reformation; this is integrated with Music and Art Seminars spanning this same time period.
Our juniors focus on the study of the United States, with coordination between the U.S. History and Literature classes; coursework in Government and Economics explores these topics in more depth as they have impacted American culture. Seniors at Hill Country Christian School prepare for college through the integrated study of Philosophy, British Literature, and Modern European History and Literature; these subjects are pursued with a focus on worldview analysis.
Students in the Classical Academy study the Latin language and literature which corresponds to their study of ancient cultures and history. Spanish courses in the Contemporary Academy prepare students to become effective communicators for the cause of Christ. Educational trips abroad reinforce the integration of these language skills into the students’ academic program.
In addition, the composition and oral presentation of the capstone Senior Thesis is predicated on the introduction and review of MLA formatting and classical rhetorical skills in the previous years’ English classes. Our graduates, through their experiences with our integrated Humanities curriculum, have the necessary knowledge, understanding, and facility of expression to pursue their college studies and represent Christ’s kingdom to the world.