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High school juniors and seniors: Join us for our unique dual enrollment program, offering selected courses at Thales College


Thales College Dual Enrollment students will experience a unique opportunity to learn challenging concepts in a college setting. These courses will better prepare students for the rigors of college, strengthen their college resumes, and provide them a sample of what to expect as a full-time Thales College student should they decide to enroll at the College following high school graduation.

  • FREE college courses with transferable college credit offered to high school upperclassmen
  • Courses taught by Thales College faculty using a Socratic seminar style teaching model
  • Tuition is free, but students must pay a $195/course transcript processing fee to obtain a course transcript transferable to other colleges

Courses Offered

Term 1 (Fall 2022):

  • Western Civilization I
  • Writing & Rhetoric I
  • Calculus I
  • Philosophy

Term 2 (Spring 2023):

  • Western Civilization II
  • Writing & Rhetoric II
  • Physics
  • Foundational Economic Concepts

Course Descriptions

Writing & Rhetoric I

Using examples from exceptional writers in the liberal arts tradition, this course fosters an appreciation of great writing and develops the student’s ability in grammar, composition, rhetoric, and critical thinking. The course ends with instruction in advanced composition and rhetorical techniques applied to the classic essay and everyday forms of communication such as e-mails, memos, letters, presentations, and reports.

Western Civilization I

Taken in successive terms, the courses Western Civilization I & II help students to understand the arc of human history and Western culture from ancient through medieval to modern eras. Western Civilization I surveys Western culture from ancient Sumer through the Middle Ages, with particular attention to historical context. The course examines some key texts of Western civilization and the cultures that these seminal texts helped to shape. Readings include selections from the Hebrew Scriptures (The Old Testament) and the New Testament, ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, dramatists, and historians, and Christian writers through the Middle Ages. Students explore fundamental questions confronting the human condition, deepen their understanding of the Western tradition, and appreciate the contributions of these writers to the world we live in today.

Calculus I

This course teaches the key concepts, methods, and applications of single-variable calculus including functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will become familiar with concepts, results, and problems expressed in multiple ways including graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The course teaches applications of the integral, like arc length and volumes of solids with rotational symmetry and relates them to the physical sciences and engineering. Technology will be used to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.


This course introduces philosophy as the search for wisdom and raises fundamental questions about being human: Who are we? What makes us happy? What do we need in order to pursue happiness? What is good for us? What are freedom, knowledge, emotions, habit, identity, and love? What is the meaning of work? What is the meaning of the human body? How should we have good relationships? Students encounter responses from the Ancient Greek philosophers to 21st century thinkers and become well-versed in a variety of attempts to define the human being and their practical implications for how people behave and view themselves.

Term 1 Course Schedule

Western Civilization I

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Writing & Rhetoric I

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
  • 8:00 am - 8:50 am


  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Calculus I

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
  • 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Mondays & Fridays)
  • 9:00 am - 10:50 am (Wednesdays)

Term 1 runs September 6, 2022 through mid-December.
Term 2 course schedule to be announced this fall.

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