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Trivium

TRV 101

Logic I: Grammar and Language

(1 credit)

Studies grammar as the basis for clarity in language.  Topics include  a review of all parts of speech; phrase, sentence, and paragraph construction (syntax); morphology, and etymology.  Students will work in different written and oral forms.

TRV 201

Readings in Written Rhetoric

(1 credit)

Builds on TRV 101 and TRV 102 by analyzing examples of rhetorical writing.  Students will analyze examples ranging from classical Roman rhetoric to contemporary political speeches.

Prerequisite: TRV 102 or permission.

TRV 301

Oral Rhetoric I (3 credits)

Builds on TRV 101, TRV 102, TRV 201, and TRV 202 by delivering prepared examples of assigned forms using various techniques studied in earlier semesters.

Prerequisite: TRV 202 or permission.

TRV 402

Senior Thesis (3 credit)

The Senior Thesis project includes research, studies and analysis/synthesis of an approved topic. The final project will include an oral presentation and a written document. The Senior Thesis project is guided and completed with individual faculty supervision.

TRV 102

Logic II: Socratic Logic

(3 credits)

Continues to develop fluency with the knowledge base of TRV 101 using the Socratic method in various topics.  Students will work in different written and oral forms.  Prerequisite: TRV 101 or permission.

TRV 202

Written Rhetoric II:

Composition (3 credits)

Develops composition skills through writing examples of assigned forms using various compositional techniques and styles.

TRV 302

Oral Rhetoric II (1 credit)

Continues the process started in TRV 301 with students delivering both prepared and extemporaneous examples of assigned forms using various techniques studied in earlier semesters. 

Prerequisite: TRV 301 or permission.

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