Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Regular price $710.00

Course Description: This course is designed as a capstone to the student’s overall academic work. This is done through a final persuasive project about the good, the true, and the beautiful. The instructor will guide the students through the process of developing a thesis topic, carrying out academic research, writing a large paper, and delivering a speech. Students will hone their critical thinking and presentation skills through written and oral assignments. These conversations and activities aim to help the student develop a biblical worldview of rhetoric.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Name and define the six parts of discourse.
  2. Identify and illustrate the six types of introductions and conclusions.
  3. Name, define and illustrate Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion.
  4. Draft three examples of four figures of speech.
  5. Compose a Works Cited and annotated bibliography.
  6. Write a 4000-word thesis project (rubric provided by the teacher).
  7. Deliver a speech based on their thesis project.

Credits: 1 (Elective); Honors

Prerequisite: Must be in 12th grade

Mtg. Days:  Monday & Wednesday (two days each week)

    Required Materials: 

    • How to Read a Book, Mortimer J. Adler
    • Rhetoric, Aristotle 
    • Greek and Roman Oratory, Bob Blaisdell 
    • Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, Ward Farnsworth
    • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Kate L. Turabian (7th-edition or newer)


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