This capstone course is for students to use as a culmination of all their learning. Students will prepare an extensive paper on a topic carefully selected by them and agreed on with the instructor. They will defend their positions orally before a panel of experts. Class size is considerably smaller to allow more extensive presentation time and individual attention. Consequently, the course price is higher. This course is eligible for dual enrollment credit for junior and senior students. Homework will average 2 - 3 hours per week.
Minimum age of 16 on the first day of class. Successful completion of VSA Rhetoric I or comparable course in the previous 24 months is strongly encouraged.