Curriculum

READING PROGRAM

This program introduces students to Socrates and the primary Stoic Philosophers: Musonious Rufus, Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Through this program you will:


  • Learn about the philosophy directly from the authors
  • Be able to confidently discuss, examine and share the ideas with others.
  • Create a Meditations journal of wisdom, thoughts and ideas that resonate with you.
  • Work with other students and mentors in a supportive community environment
  • Acquire certificates and a transcript documenting your achievements
  • Be introduced to the Stoic concepts of rationality, the dichotomy of control, good-bad-indifferent, living according to nature, Logic, Ethics, Physics, and Virtue

Available Texts

  • Socrates Memorabilia by Xenophon
    • Intergalactic's Favorite Pick: Translator: Penquin Classics, translation by Hugh Tredennick and Robin Waterfield
  • Lectures and Sayings – Musonius Rufus
    • Intergalactic's Favorite Pick: Translator: Cynthia King and William B. Irvine
  • Discourses – Epictetus
    • Intergalactic's Favorite Pick: Translator: Robert Dobbin


  • Letters - Seneca
    • Intergalactic's Favorite Pick: Translator: Robin Campbell
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
    • Intergalactic's Favorite Pick: Translator: Maxwell Staniforth

CURRICULUM

Upon enrollment, students choose one text to read during the term (Mar-Oct). If they finish, students may move on to the other texts, one at a time and in any order they choose, going at their own pace. Credit for the term will be given for all work completed by Oct. 31.


Reading progress will be reviewed after reaching certain milestones within the text. Students will then share with the Guide the answers to the following questions:


  1. What resonated with you?
  2. What was challenging?
  3. How can you apply what you have learned?
  4. What did you add to your "Meditations" journal

In person reviews will be held in the Silicon Valley area, and Online students may complete the program via email.


As part of the program, students will be encouraged to participate in the monthly school discussions, connect with other students and to keep a personal Meditations journal to capture the ideas that resonate with them during their reading and study.

SUPPLIES

Each student will be provided with:

  • Citium Reference Card
  • Daly practice card
  • Student handbook
  • A study guide for the text they have chosen

Students will need to purchase:

  • A notebook (any style of their choosing)