Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Regular price $139.00

  • $695 (à la carte  tuition per class)
  • - $139 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
  • = $556 balance of tuition (invoiced as 12 monthly payments, June thru May*)

Course Description:  Definitions of rhetoric vary in the classical writers, but adopting one of them, with a peculiarly Christian backdrop and understanding, provides us with our working definition of rhetoric: "the art of a good man speaking well." In this class, students learn the "art" of using ethos, pathos, and logos effectively in their writing and speaking. Besides these three, the textbook for this class also covers the five canons of rhetoric, fallacies, the composition of arguments, copiousness, and presentation, along with readings from the classical masters of the art of rhetoric. Using what they've learned, the students write a paper taking a position on a controversial topic, either current or historic, and defend it from a biblical worldview. Once the paper is completed, they give defenses of their papers in front of their peers and guest judges. This experience prepares students to tackle difficult subjects with integrity, intelligence, confidence, and grace. 

Credits: 1 (Elective); Honors

Prerequisite: 11th or 12th grade (10th graders with instructor or admin permission)

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur. (4 days each week)


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    *Registration & Payment Plans: Upon registration, Logos Online will create a monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition, paid in monthly installments with the first payment due June 1 and the final payment in May. Families who register after June 1 will be invoiced immediately for the months that have transpired at the time of registration. For example, if a student registers on August 25, the family will pay the 20% deposit as well as the monthly payments for June, July, and August. They will then continue forward with the monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition.