Year Long Course.
Cost: $75.00 Registration Fee, $647 (Billed through FACTS Management System)
Informing the approach to rhetoric, but only read in excerpt, will the be Scott F. Crider’s book The Office of Assertion and the concept of rhetoric and writing as the art of “soul shaping.” Students will learn to move restfully and purposefully towards the complete persuasive essay, drawing on their collections and imitations of the poetry and craft of Milton, one of the the most effective poets and rhetoricians in the English language. Students will come to understand the purpose of invention, arrangement, and elocution–along with some practice in the arts of memory and delivery–in sound decision-making and deliberation that seeks to inculcate within the self the good life that in the only source of any goodness that manifests itself, by God’s grace, in the political sphere. Students will also know, not only the parts of the classical oration found in LTW level one, but that these tools are manifestly and coherently essential to the art of reading well; cultivating wisdom and virtue in their souls by nurturing them on goodness, truth, and goodness. By taking this course students will be engaging in the classical tradition that ultimately is one of inquiry into and engaging with great minds in order to “justify the ways of God to men.
– Recommended Texts –
Though not required, Scott F. Crider’s The Office of Assertion, is a worthy book to have and will be excerpted. ISBN-10: 1932236457