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Literature and Poetry (Rhetoric Stage)

Masterpieces and Eloquence: Unveiling Classics

  • Starts 29 July
  • 525 Australian dollars
  • Online Class

Available spots

Service Description

Description: In this semester length course, students will undertake an in depth study "The Scarlett Pimpernel" (Baroness Orczy) and "Pride and Prejudice"(Jane Austen). Rhetoric-level literature study in classical education hones advanced analysis, interpretation, and persuasive communication, fostering profound insights and effective discourse. Beyond delving into these timeless texts, our course inspires students to appreciate the good, true, and beautiful aspects of literature. Memorising poetry and enhancing oratory skills is an integral part. This course will focus on allowing students to contemplate the great ideas of the past. Students will be required to commit to memory poetry, and to develop their oratory skills. The grade for this course will be based on class participation (reading, comprehension questions and socratic discussion), submitted coursework questions, and a final examination. Prerequisites: For this course students need a strong foundation in literature study, proficiency in critical thinking, and the ability to articulate reasoned interpretations. Students should have previously engaged with the basics of literary analysis, preparing them for deeper exploration at the rhetoric level. Required Materials: Students must have their own copy of "The Scarlett Pimpernel" (Baroness Orczy) and "Pride and Prejudice"(Jane Austen). Currently Via Classic does not stock any novels/ plays, these will need to be purchased elsewhere. Students will need a headset microphone. Students will use Microsoft Teams and Microsoft One Note to submit work and for live classes. Course sessions: This course will commence in the week starting 29 July. There are two one-hour sessions each week. These sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am (AEDT/AEST). There will be a term break from 30 September until 11 October. Classes resume in the week commencing 14 October. The final week of classes for this course will commence on 9 December. Classes will not run on Tuesday, 24 September, and Monday, 11 November. Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Matheson

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