ACADEMICS

HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

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

PROGRAM DETAILS

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 enrollment fee and a $15/transcript processing and handling fee to obtain a course transcript transferable to other colleges (see details below)


Courses Offered

Term 1 (Fall 2022):

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

Term 2 (Spring 2023):

  • Western Civilization II
  • Writing & Rhetoric II
  • Physics

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.

Writing & Rhetoric II

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Writing & Rhetoric I. The course studies classic examples of great writing and rhetoric and applies them to a variety of formats, including novels, poetry, plays, and essays. Students learn to recognize when research and the documentation of sources are necessary. Course work focuses on the discernment of important matters for consideration, logical thought development, and the truthful, credible, civil and persuasive communication of arguments and outcomes.

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.

Western Civilization II

Western Civilization II examines Western culture from the Renaissance to World War II, with particular attention to historical context. Beginning with the Italian Renaissance, the course traces the impact of major movements including the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. The course teaches Western culture via major historical events and the contributions of authors such as John Locke, James Madison, Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jane Austin, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Henry Newman, Sigmund Freud, Simone Weil, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Maritain.

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.

Physics

This introductory algebra-based physics course teaches introductory physics, emphasizing connections between theory and application. Topics include the nature of science and physics as one “way of knowing” among many, units and measurement, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion and their applications, work and energy, linear momentum and collisions, rotational motion, fluids, heat, vibrations, and principles of conservation. Physics sections for engineering majors emphasize the application of principles and methods while physics sections for non-engineering majors conclude with discussions of the implications of discoveries in physics for conducting business and for understanding the relationship between scientific, humanistic, and religious thought.


Term 2 Course Schedule

Western Civilization II

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    8:00am - 9:30am

Writing & Rhetoric II

  • Mondays
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Wednesdays
    9:00am - 10:00am

Physics

  • Monday & Wednesday
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday (Lab)
    9:00am - 12:00pm

Term 2 runs January 9, 2023 through April 21, 2023.


COURSE TRANSFER CREDIT

Academic content in Thales College dual enrollment courses is identical to Thales College undergraduate courses. Thus, all Thales College dual enrollment students fulfill course requirements that transfer directly into Thales College degree programs. All dual enrollment students receive an official Thales College transcript upon course completion at no charge.

Students who desire a transcript for other college applications that require proof of dual enrollment course accreditation may obtain an accredited transcript by paying a $195/course enrollment fee at the beginning of the term, plus a $15/transcript processing and handling fee at the time of transcript request (after final grades are complete). Accredited transcripts for the Thales College dual enrollment program are currently available through our partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), a not-for-profit institution accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools.

Due to name differences between the Thales College and SEBTS course catalogs, students who choose to obtain an accredited transcript from SEBTS will see some variation in the course names listed on their SEBTS transcript. Please contact admissions@thalescollege.org for more information.


Transfer Credit Naming Variations

Thales College Course Name SEBTS Transfer Credit Name
Writing & Rhetoric IEnglish Composition I
Writing & Rhetoric IIEnglish Composition II
Western Civilization I History of Ideas I
Western Civilization II History of Ideas II
Calculus ICollege Algebra
PhysicsNatural Science

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