Valerie Otheim, Instructor
Students will be introduced to Homer’s epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey, by Wesley Callihan in this DVD-based course. A veteran teacher of the classics, Callihan “steers the reader through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and beauty of the poems, as well as how we should approach these monuments of Western culture from a Christian perspective.” Students will have the opportunity to see over a hundred exhibits, ranging from historical artifacts to famous renditions of Homeric scenes in classical painting. This course includes a selection of writing lessons from Classical Rhetoric through Structure and Style by Adam Muller. Muller’s approach to composition “emphasizes the classical method of building up the student’s reasoning and articulation skills through a series of rhetorical exercises.”
Parents must attend at least one Sound Learning composition course orientation and be available to work weekly as a parent-editor with their student.
Maximum Class Size: 8
Prerequisites: Successful completion (80% or above) of Literature and Composition and Composition 3, or equivalent, and instructor permission
Please visit Sound Learning English Department Sequence for more information.
Text: Roman Roads – The Greeks Students do not need to purchase DVD program.
Materials to be purchased: TBA
Time: Mondays 8:30-9:45