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Summer Program


Learn how to be a master communicator like C. S. Lewis in this course.  Lewis is one of the most widely read 20th Century authors including The Narnia Chronicles, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and dozens of other books. The second course examines the worldview of Sigmund Freud and compares and contrasts that view with that of Lewis. In both courses rather than sitting in a classroom, you will participate in city walks, excursions, and hear exciting guest speakers that make the work of Lewis and Freud come alive!


C.S. Lewis:  Chronicles C.S. Lewis
of a Master Communicator

Dr. Steven A. Beebe
HONORS 1390 G or
COMM 4315 / 5315 
9:00 am - 10:45 am
May be used for COMM 1310 or other upper-level elective
The focus of this course is on the communication principles and rhetorical strategies embedded in the works of famed Oxford University professor C. S. Lewis. Using Oxford as classroom, you will walk where Lewis walked and sit where Lewis sat when discussing his works about Narnia, literature, philosophy and religion. The course emphasizes communication applications of Lewis’s celebrated writing and speaking career.

Communicating Worldviews: Civilization through Dr. Sigmund Freud
Travel: Science, Religion and the Quest for Meaning

Dr. Steven A. Beebe
Dr. Chris Frost

HONORS 1390G or
COMM 4315 / 5315

11a.m.-12:45 pm
May be used as upper-level elective

This experiential course includes readings by and about C. S. Lewis, Sigmund Freud and other authors. Each day, instructors will present a common experience connected to the program themes and readings of psychology and communication. Excursions include a visit to Lewis’s home and Freud’s home in London, and walks around Oxford and area historical sites, including Stonehenge and the Isle of  Wight.