Introduction to The Quadrivium

The four liberal arts of the Quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music, have
been central to the Western vision of education since the time of Plato and Aristotle. They provide crucial tools of learning for many other areas of study later in the curriculum. They historically undergirded the birth of modern science and had preserved a vision of the cosmos as an ordered whole for millennia. Yet they are little understood and perhaps their centrality to classical education is underappreciated. This seminar will explore how to recover a vision for these four liberal arts within our curriculum and how they can provide a rich vantage point for the recovery of wonder, wisdom, and worship in our math and science classes.