Logic and Rhetoric 

is a one-semester course which examines the fundamental issues of rhetoric and argumentation. Considerable attention is paid to the rhetorical features and rhetorical strategies of a variety of texts, primarily non-fiction. Topics such as exigence, audience, purpose, appeals, schemes, and tropes form the foundation of the first half of the course. The remainder of the course delves into methods of argument, logical fallacies, philosophical issues, and the relationship of language and thought. Close reading of texts and frequent writing assignments occur throughout the course. This course earns either honors or AP credit and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam in Language and Composition.