Classes by Carla Müller


American Literature - English 11 College Prep

Carla Muller

  This course will lead students through a study of Colonial-Revolutionary, Romantic, Realistic/Naturalistic and Modern American literature while examining the impact of such issues as Darwinism and religious liberalism on these periods. The students will strengthen their understanding of the proper construction of the essay and continue to build their vocabulary through a supplemental Latin course. The class format will include lecture, discussion and reading, as well as audio/visual teaching aids. A year-long syllabus will be sent home to ensure communication between parent/teacher, student and class/instructor. Curriculum Required: American Literature for Christian Schools Bob Jones University Press, any edition 1992 and newer (a few are available from HERC library or $19.99 on amazon.com), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. (Supplies fee includes class notebook, all homework sheets and Latin packet)

  • When: Thursdays, Period Two, 9:25am - 10:45am
  • Cost: Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee=$475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in grade 10, 11 or 12

Beginning French--CANCELLED

Carla Muller

Why learn French?? Hmmmm...It's a really pretty language.  But beyond the aesthetic, our own English language is replete with French cognates.  Studies show that students who have taken French score markedly higher on the verbal section of the SAT.   This course will introduce your student to the French language using the “comprehension” method.  It will be a relaxed and fun class with lots of activities including music, role playing, art and audio/visual---but will include regular testing to assess your student’s progress.  The textbook and audio materials are available at <www.learnables.com> for $139.  This course constitutes one semester of High School French.  If students are interested in continuing, I am willing to offer another semester which would provide a year’s worth of High School credit.   Please note:  This course is being offered to a younger audience because learning a foreign language is easier before the teenage years.  

  • When: Thursdays, Period 5 1:45 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. FIRST SEMESTER
  • Cost: $205 + $20 HERC fee + $10 Supplies fee = $235
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: none

British Literature - English 12 College Prep

Carla Muller

Grade: 10-12 full year This course is a survey of British literature from the Middle Ages through the Modern Era. However, our second semester will be a study of the works and life of C.S. Lewis. We will be reading a selection of his works covering some of his novels for children, science fiction, fantasy, myth and various essays. The first semester will include an overview of four major literary periods: The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Age of Revolution and The Age of Reform. This Christian historic approach to British literature will concern itself with the political and historical ideas and their influence upon the authors. The class format will include lecture, discussion and reading, as well as audio/visual teaching aids. Most of the homework assignments will focus on essay responses to the reading. A year-long syllabus will be sent home to ensure communication between parent/teacher, student and class/instructor. Curriculum Required: British Literature for Christian Schools Bob Jones University Press (1992 and newer editions). Available for order from : www.bjupress.com or amazon.com.  A few copies are available in the HERC library.  The second semester, students will need the following works by C.S. Lewis. The Magician’s Nephew, Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Out of the Silent Planet and Till We Have Faces.  NO ELECTRONIC TEXTS PLEASE. Many texts are available from the Public Library. Supplies fee includes a class notebook with all homework pages and assignments

  • When: Thursdays Period 4 (12:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.)
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade

National Beta Club

Carla Muller

BETA CLUB The National BETA Club is the largest independent non-profit youth organization in America.  For more than 80 years it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.  The BETA Club motto is, “Let us lead by serving others.” This is a club that recognizes that true leadership is developed by serving others.  As a club, we will meet to discuss service opportunities (inspired and presented by the members). Each meeting will be run by members according to "Robert's Rules of Order" This is a national honor society that is recognized by secular universities.  A one-time membership fee is required---BETA is a lifetime membership.    For more information: <www.betaclub.org>

  • When: First Thursday of each month 3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 one-time fee for BETA Membership plus Club fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: n/a
  • Prerequisite: Membership in National BETA Honor Club

Philosophy 1 (College prep)

Carla Muller

  This class is comprised of two semesters. The first semester the students will be able to identify the four major competing worldviews: Biblical Christianity, Marxism/Leninism, Secular Humanism, and Cosmic Humanism. They will also obtain a working knowledge of philosophical terms and their meanings. The second semester will focus on these four worldviews within each of the ten disciplines of theology, ethics, psychology, sociology, biology, philosophy, history, law, politics, and economics. A wide variety of teaching techniques and experiences will be implemented, such as videos, skits, artwork and discussions. Recorded readings of the text will be made available if needed. Required text: The Battle for Truth by David Noebel copyright 2001 ONLY (PLEASE NOTE:  This text is out-of-print, but available online www.amazon.com for $0.01 and up--used. A few texts available in HERC library) Supplies fee includes class notebook, all homework pages and supplementary materials.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 1 8 a.m. -9:20 a.m.
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee + $25 Supplies fee= $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: none

Philosophy 2

Carla Muller

   This class will focus on taking the knowledge from Philosophy 1 to an expressive level.  Class lectures will focus on “tension points” within the competing worldviews and on a variety of subjects intended to underscore the veracity of the biblical worldview. Regular testing will be given on these “tension points.” “Islam” and “Post-Modernism” will be introduced as two new worldviews. Several research assignments will require access to the worldwide web.  PLEASE NOTE: This class requires more independence and self-motivation than Philosophy 1. Required: Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews by David Noebel & Dr. Jeff Myers 2015 $23.99 new hardback--used also available at amazon.com (Please, no KINDLE or electronic books). 

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee + $25 Supplies fee = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Philosophy 1 with a grade of 90% or higher---or, a 90% or higher on final Manifesto