Constitutional Literacy

9/5/16

Fall 2016

Week 1– Read and be prepared to discuss Introduction, How to Use This Workbook, and Episode 1: Introduction to the Constitution.

Week 2 — Episode 2: Article I, Section 1

Week 3 – Episode 3: Judicial Review and Original Intent.
Remember to turn in your homework, one paragraph each on any two of the four options set out in the “Probe” section of your workbook on p. 37.

Week 4 — Episode 4: The Powers of Congress

Week 5 — Episode 6: The Powers of the President

Week 6 — Episode 8: The Establishment of Religion

Week 7 – Episode 9: The Free Exercise of Religion

Week 8 — Episode 11: Freedom of Speech and Press

Week 9 — Episode 13: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Week 10 — Episode 14: The Fourth Amendment

Week 11 — Episode 15: Due Process

Week 12 — Episode 17: Equal Protection

Week 13 — Episodes 18 and 19: Abortion Rights and Homosexual Rights

Week 14 — Review

Week 15 — Final Exam

Classical Rhetoric — Syllabus

1/26/16

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.

Classical Rhetoric

9/3/15

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                                              kinds of introduction, etc.

Sept. 11                      Read Rhetorica, Bk. I, pp. 23-29. Outline and be prepared to discuss narration, three types of statement of facts, three         qualities a statement of facts should possess, etc.

Sept. 18                      Read Rhetorica, Bk. I, pp. 31-43. Outline and be prepared to discuss the division of the cause, distribution, exposition,          proof and refutation, the three types of issues, and the six subtypes of legal issues. Note: We will review your                                                           outlines in class, so be sure they are up to date.

Sept. 25                      Presentation of first speeches (Introduction and Statement of Facts).

Oct. 2                          Read Rhetorica, Bk. I, pp. 43-end. Outline and be prepared to discuss juridical issues, acknowledgements, the shifting of                                         the question of guilt, rejection of the responsibility, comparison, the justifying motive, the question of decision,                                                             and the points to adjudicate.

Oct. 9                          Review Bk. I; finish speeches as necessary. Overview of Bk. II.

Oct. 16                        Read and outline Rhetorica, Bk. II, 59-81 (through para. VIII).

Oct. 23                        Presentation of second speeches (motive and manner of life of the defendant).

Oct. 30                        Continue speeches.

Nov. 6                          Read and outline Rhetorica, Bk. II, pp. 91-105.

Nov. 13                      Read and outline Rhetorica, Bk. II, pp. 105-121 (through para. XXII).

Nov. 20                      Read and outline Rhetorica, Bk. II, pp. 121-141 (through para. XXVIII).

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Dec. 5                         Summary Review.

Dec. 11                       Mid-Term Exam.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Jan. 8                         Rhetorica, Bk. II, pp. 141-end.

Jan. 15                       Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 157-173.

Jan. 22                       Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 173-195.

Jan. 29                        Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 197-205.

Feb. 5                          Presentation of speeches.

Feb. 12                        Continue speeches.

Winter Break

Feb. 26                        Rhetorica, Bk. III, pp. 205-end.

March 4                     Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 229-247.

March 11                   Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 247-269.

Spring Break

March 25                   Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 269-289.

April 1                        Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 315-325.

April 8                       Presentation of speeches.

April 15                     Continue speeches.

April 22 Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 289-301.

April 29                     Rhetorica, Bk. IV, pp. 301-315.

May 6                         Summary review.

May 13                       Final Exam.

SUMMER!

Classical Rhetoric

8/21/11

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                                                                          Figures of Speech.

Feb. 16-20 FIRST SPRING BREAK

Feb. 23-27 Begin Lesson XI. Read Aristotle, pp. 111-115.

Mar. 2-6 Continue Lesson XI. Read Aristotle, pp. 115-120.

Mar. 9-13 Begin Lesson XII. Read Aristotle, pp. 120-125.

Mar. 16-20 SPRING BREAK.

Mar. 23-27 Begin Lesson XII. Read Aristotle, pp. 120-125.

Mar. 30-Apr. 2 Continue Lesson XII. Read Aristotle, pp. 125-128.

Apr. 6-10 Begin Lesson XIII. Read Aristotle, pp. 128-132.

Apr. 13-17 Continue Lesson XIII. Read Aristotle, pp. 133-135.

Apr. 20-24 Begin Lesson XIV. Read Aristotle, pp. 135-139.

Apr. 27-May 1 Continue Lesson XIV. Read Aristotle, pp. 139-142.

May 4-8 Review.

May 15 FINAL EXAM.