Dr. Gotcher teaches literature, theology, and logic.
Robert Gotcher graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in the Program of Liberal Studies. He received his MA in Theology of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and his PhD from Marquette University. Dr. Gotcher is an independent educator and scholar who has taught graduate and undergraduate students, lay ministry students, diaconal candidates, and high school students, both online and in the classroom. Dr. Gotcher has taught Latin, literature, physics, astronomy, writing, and religion to homeschooled students. He has a special devotion to the classical trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, especially as they pertain to the written arts. Dr. Gotcher and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin. He has been actively involved in the homeschooling of his children, especially in the junior and high school years.
Dr. Robert Gotcher teaches the following courses:
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Literature: Chesterton; Man of Letters
Literature: The Space Trilogy of C. S. Lewis
Literature: Tolkien and Fairy Stories
Literature: Beyond Lord of the Rings
Logic: Formal Logic I; Introduction to Logic
Logic: Formal Logic II; Advanced Logic
Theology: Catholic Spiritual Writers
Theology: Introduction to the Bible; New Testament
Theology: Introduction to the Bible; Old Testament
Theology: The Mass Explained
Theology: Sacred Scripture
Theology: The Trinity
Theology: World Religions
"You are all doing an excellent job! I had an amazing time in this class, my classmates were all really cool, Dr. Gotcher kept us all on track and helped us with our homework, and the hosts were helpful and kind. One more thing. The last homework assignment was to write our own Fairy Story. I had the most fun on that assignment than any other that I have ever had, and now, thanks to Homeschool Connections and Dr. Robert Gotcher, I want to write fiction, if not for an actual job than for a hobby. God bless you all!"
"Professor Gotcher, thank you so much for including this 45 minute essay in the course. I just went to orientation at Siena Heights and took a writing assessment test. I used all of the tips you suggested and scored a 30/30 on the 'test.' This means that I qualified to begin Writing II as a freshman this fall. Thank you so much!"
"Dr. Gotcher and the other students had lots of great insights and perspectives on the stories. This class was about 95% discussion. This made for very engaging, interactive sessions that made me really think about what we were reading."