Civics

9/5/16

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 American Government and tracing its roots historically.  Our text book is American Government, published by Bob Jones University.  We will also explore the making of our Constitution, the interaction of the three branches of government, the bureaucracy, public policy and politics, and our responsibilities as Christian members of the body politic.

Students will need to read the assignments, complete any assigned activities in a timely manner, and be prepared to discuss the materials in class.  While we will generally follow the plan set out below, students should check this website for any revisions to the schedule.

The Section and Chapter Reviews are found at the end of the chapters. Note that we will be skipping some of the chapters due to time constraints, so please be sure to follow along on the syllabus.

Date

8/18                                            Read Chapter   1.                          Do Section and Chapter Review.

8/25                                            Read Chapter   2.                         Do Section and Chapter Review.

9/1                                              Read Chapter    3.                         Do Section and Chapter Review.

9/8                                             Read Chapter    4.                          Do Section and Chapter Review.

9.15                                             Read Chapter  5.                          Do Section and Chapter Review.

9/22                                            Read Chapter  6.                         Do Chapter Review.

9/29                                            Read Chapter  7.                          Do Chapter Review.

10/6                                            Read Chapter  10.                         Do Chapter Review.

10/13                                           Fall Break

10/20                                          Read Chapter 11.                          Do Chapter Review.

10/27                                          Read Chapter 12.                          Do Chapter Review.

11/3                                             Read Chapter 14.                          Do Chapter Review.

11/10                                          Read Chapter 15.                           Do Chapter Review.

11/17                                          Read Chapters 17-18.                    Be prepared to discuss. NO CHAPTER REVIEW.

11/24                                     Thanksgiving Break

12/1                                                 Review

12/8                                           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.