Year 2

 

Term 1:

Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises
Gold: the Monetary Polaris, by Nathan Lewis
The Story of Civilization, Volume 1: Our Oriental Heritage, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 2: the Life of Greece, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 3: Caesar and Christ, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 4: The Age of Faith, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
The Second Treatise on Government, by John Locke
Ethics, by Aristotle
Politics, by Aristotle
Harvard Classics vol. 40: English Poetry #1, Chaucer to Gray (spread throughout the year)
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, by Adam Smith (optional)
The Histories, by Herodotus (optional)

Individual study.

Term 2:

We continue with the Harvard Classics, vols 21-30.

Volume 21:
I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni

Volume 22:
The Odyssey, by Homer

Volume 23:
Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Volume 24:
On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A Letter to a Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke

Volume 25:
Autobiography and On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, and Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

Volume 26:
Life Is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Blanca
Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
Phedre, by Jean Racine
Tartuffe, by Moliere
Minna von Barnheim, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
William Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

Volume 27: English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay

Volume 28: Essays, English and American

Volume 29:
Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin

Volume 30:
The Forces of Matter and The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday
On the Conservation of Force and Ice and Glaciers, by Hermann von Helmholtz
The Wave Theory of Light and The Tides, by Lord Kelvin
The Extent of the Universe, by Simon Newcomb
Geographical Evolution, by Sir Archibald Geikie

The Story of Civilization, Volume 5: The Renaissance, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 6: The Reformation, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 7: The Age of Reason Begins, by Will and Ariel Durant

Individual study.

Term 3:

The Story of Civilization, Volume 8: The Age of Louis XIV, by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 9: The Age of Voltaire,
by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 10: Rousseau and Revolution,
by Will and Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume 11: The Age of Napoleon,
by Will and Ariel Durant
Politics, by Cicero
For Good and Evil: the Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization, by Charles Adams
Principles of Political Economy, by John Stuart Mill
The Theory of Money and Credit, by Ludwig von Mises
The Seven Fat Years, by Robert Bartley
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, by Charles Mann

Individual study.