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Days: Monday - Thursday 

Times (Pacific Time): 

7:00am - 7:50am

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Class Description: Definitions of rhetoric vary in the classical writers, but adapting 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 lining up of ethos, pathos, and logos. Besides these three, this book 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.

Credits: 1 (Elective)

Prerequisite: none

Required Materials: 

The Rhetoric Companion

Rhetorica Ad Herennium (Cicero)

The Rhetoric and Poetics of Aristotle

The Orator's Education, Volume I: Books 1-2 (Quintilian)