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    Sept. 20, 2017 NOTE: Given the amount of work in all the section reviews as well as the questions about the various parts of the Constitution, we will NOT require that students complete anything but the Chapter Review questions this week. In addition, for the remainder of the semester students need not answer the Section Review questions as required homework, although reading and thinking through those questions will prove helpful in the long run. The only required assignments will be the Chapter Review questions. The Syllabus below has been modified to reflect these changes.   Civics Fall 2017 Steve Crampton In this class, we will be studying the foundations of…

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    Classical Rhetoric — Syllabus

    SYLLABUS 2016 Jan. 8                                      Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 157-173. Jan. 15                                    Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 173-195. Jan. 22                                    Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 197-205. Jan. 29                                    Presentation of speeches. Feb. 5                                      Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 205-end. Feb. 12                                    Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 229-247. Winter Break Feb. 26                                   Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 247-269. March 4                                 Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 269-289. March 11                                Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 315-325. Spring Break March 25                               Presentation of speeches. April 1                                    Continue speeches. April 8                                    Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 289-301. April 15                                  Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 301-315. April 22 Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 315-327. April 29                                 Mock Trial. May 6                                     Summary review. May 13                                   Final Exam.

  • Rhetoric

    Classical Rhetoric

    SYLLABUS 2015-2016 Date Assignment Aug. 28                      Introduction and overview. Read Introduction to Rhetorica ad Herennium (esp. pp. xviii-xxi). Sept. 4                        Read Rhetorica, Book I, pp. 3-23 (through para. VII).  Outline and be prepared to discuss the five canons of                                                                    rhetoric (p. 7), means by which they may be attained, the six parts of a discourse (p. 9), the four types of cause, the two  …

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    Classical Rhetoric

    RHETORIC 2014-2015 Syllabus Second Semester Jan. 5-9 Begin Lesson VIII. Read Aristotle, Bk. I, ch. 15 (pp. 83-88). Jan. 12-16 Continue Lesson VIII. Read Aristotle, pp. 88-90. Jan. 19-23 Begin Lesson IX. Read Aristotle, Bk. II, ch. 1 (pp. 90-95). Jan. 26-30 Continue Lesson IX. Read Aristotle, pp. 95-100. Feb. 2-6 Begin Lesson X. Read Aristotle, pp. 100-105. Homework:                                                                      Assignment 10-1. Be prepared to discuss. Feb. 9-13 Continue Lesson X. Read Aristotle, pp. 105-111. Review  …