(10th-12th grade) September 5-December 23; Live class meets Thursdays at 3:30 pm ET.
Instructor: Kenneth Rolling. This course uses the wonderful book by Sr. Miriam Joseph, The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric: Understanding the Nature and Function of Language, to thoroughly invigorate the study of language. This class will explore the very nature of language, progress through the construction of propositions and arguments, consider the various fallacies, and inquire into the art of persuasion, all while keeping the goal of language firmly in mind: truth. Homework will include weekly readings, memorization, worksheets, and quizzes. There will be a final test and a paper dealing with a predetermined topic, which will be submitted in two drafts.