Explanation of the Omnibus Program
Omnibus courses integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Christian Theology into one cohesive program. The purpose is to have students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge. When studying a particular period of history students will also be reading the literature of that period and learning what events and movements in the Judeo/Christian faith were occurring at that time.
Omnibus 2a History, English/Literature (2 credits)
Course Scheduling Time: 8:30 – 9:20 MTThF
This course covers history from the birth of Jesus through the Reformation, teaching with the emphasis on ideas, not simply information. While studying this period of history students will read literature from the time period including many by the early church fathers as well as novels written in modern times but set in the past.
(See the Reading List for full list of books covered.)
Omnibus 2b Theology (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 9:20 – 10:00 T-F
The theology component of Omnibus 2 begins in the Old Testament with a study of the writings of the prophets and then moves into the New Testament gospels and epistles. Students will study under the guidance of Pastor James Woelmer.
Omnibus 4 Government/Economics, English/Literature, Theology (3 credits)
Course Scheduling Time: 10:00 – 11:20 T-F
First semester of year four contains many books on government, such as Plato’s Republic, Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers. It also contains many books on ethics, morality, and religious thought. A separate government textbook is used to help round out our study. Second semester contains books on economic thought, Christian apologetics, changes in the worldview of a typical American over the last century, and novels from the last century. A traditional economics textbook is used to help round out our study. (See the Reading List for full list of books covered.)
Rhetoric I (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 1:25 – 2:25 MWF
This course guides students into an in-depth study of Aristotles` classic work on rhetoric and communication. In it he emphasizes the character and motive of the speaker and the content of the communication over the technique used to convey it. This is an essential counterbalance to the typical modern text on rhetoric. Students consider the Ethos, Pathos, and Logos and study many figures of speech which will enhance both their writing and their speaking. They will do a writing assignment every other week and will present many of them orally to the class.
Logic I (0.5 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:05 – 2:45 TTh
In this course, student learn how to define terms and how to relate terms to one another in genus and species charts. They learn how to determine the truth of given statements, how to test the validity of syllogisms as well as learn the informal fallacies, truth tables, and formal proofs.
TUITION and FEES
New student one-time application processing fee: $150
(New student application form available here.)
Re-enrollment fee for returning students: $50
(Student re-enrollment form available here.)
Tuition for Omnibus Courses: $1,320.00 per 3 credits
Tuition for single courses: $660 per credit
TEXTBOOKS Reading list books and hardcover textbooks may be ordered through the school office or you may choose to purchase books on your own. Please call the school office at (972) 423-7448 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for current pricing plus the cost of shipping. This will provide all the books for one year of History, English/Literature, and Theology. Please note, you may keep all the reading list books. The hardcover textbooks are available for purchase or rental.
OVERVIEW OF BENEFITS
Students interact with the teacher and one another via two way Live/HD video and audio streaming. The most exciting aspect is that the teacher will be able to see the student. This is vital to verifying understanding, as body posture and facial expressions are half of all human communication.
- Students may view archived lectures in case a class is missed
- Classes taught by experienced Lutheran pastors and teachers
- Combined with RenWeb you will have access to handouts, grades, and other resources and be able to submit assignments as well.
- Teacher availability for parental communication.
- Four progress reports plus four official report cards (quarterly).