Enrollment Deadline: August 31, 2011.
Description: Using the popular Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle text by Martin Cothrin, as well as Aristotle’s Rhetoric itself (available here) this class covers the basic concepts of Aristotelian rhetoric. The class will go beyond Cothrin’s text to explore more of the Rhetoric and will also spend some time looking at competitive debate as it is practiced by the National Catholic Forensics League. Our focus will be on speech rather than writing. More than just a course on speaking technique, this class is a study of what a person is and why he does things. Great emphasis will be placed on drill, exercises, and discussion during class times, which helps fix the concepts in the students’ memories and habituate them to their use.
(This is a Language Mastery course. For an explanation of the course concept, click here.)
Instructor: Kenneth Rolling
Age Range: 10th–12th grade
Live Class Time: Thursdays 5:00 pm ET
Course Information Packet: Rhetoric (updated 08/17/2011)
NEW! Pre-requisites: The capacity to follow an argument and age-appropriate writing abilities; familiarity with basic logic is definitely a plus, but is NOT required.
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