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Fall Courses 2019

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College courses begin August 12 and run through October 3. Enrollment begins March 15 and lasts through August 20.

 

Summer Courses 2019

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College courses begin June 3 and last eight weeks. “Let’s make a movie” goes for eight weeks. Enrollment starts March 15 and goes through June 10.

 

Spring Courses for 2019

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Enrollment goes November 16 through December 14 (after that is late enrollment).
Spring courses begin January 16 and go through May 22. 

 

Fall Courses 2018

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Enrollment begins June 1.
Fall courses begin August 27 and go through December 14. 

Composition 1

A class about making arguments, well. This class focuses on thetic writing – that is, defining and arguing a specific point through the tools of argumentation. In this class we’ll be looking at writing techniques, arguments, and how they are presented. Students will be asked to write a series of assignments integrating theses in different ways. To assist us in this practice, this class will examine a portfolio of essays about fairy tales and fantasy.

TWTh at 1:00 – 2:45

Class charge: $184 /credit hour (total 3 hours)

Non credit class charge: $84(total 3 hours)

Use code RCL101419 when you register.

Rhetoric & Composition 2

A class about making arguments, well. This class focuses on thetic writing – that is, defining and arguing a specific point through the tools of argumentation. In this class we’ll be looking at researching and integrating sources into your argumentation, as well as reviewing some of the lessons learned from composition 1. We’ll use technology and relationships as our guiding theme. College credit through Saint Louis University.

MW 9:30 - 10:50

Class charge: $550 for whole class

Use code RCL102119 when you register.

Classics of Western Literature

This course examines some of the most influential pieces of literature from the early medieval period through to the 21st century. Rather than stick to the “canon” of great works, this class will explore how many of the representative pieces from history have been affected by technology, and/or have in turn influenced cultural perceptions of literature. Examples include History of the Kings of Britain, Chaucer and Malory, Sherlock Holmes, Dickens, Pope, Johnson, Shakespeare, Tolkien, and some examples from videogames. College credit through Saint Louis University.

TTh 11:00 - 12:20

Class charge: $500 for whole class

Use code RCL202119 when you register.

History of the West 1

The first in a sequence of three classes following the history of Western Civilization. This course will concentrate on the rise of the mediterranean civilizations (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome) and follow the development of "Christendom" through the high Middle Ages. Discussion will rely heavily on the meaning of history and the role that mythology plays in it, and will include discussions of representative literature from the periods. College credit through Saint Louis University.

TWTh 8:00 - 9:45

Class charge: $184 /credit hour (total 3 hours)

Non credit class charge: $84(total 3 hours)

Use code RCL401419 when you register.

History of the West 2

The second in a sequence of three classes following the history of Western Civilization. This course will concentrate on the rise of national states in the late Middle Ages, the disruption of the Renaissance, the redevelopment of national politics and religion through the Protestant Reformation and Print Revolution, and the role of Reason and empiricism in the Enlightenment. Discussion will rely heavily on the meaning of history and the role that mythology plays in it, and will include discussions of representative literature from the periods. College credit through Saint Louis University.

TTh 9:30 - 10:50

Class charge: $550 for whole class

Use code RCL401119 when you register.

Youth Salle Saint Louis

An introduction for youth to martial arts. In this class, which is adapted from the adult course, we’ll look at basic self-defense techniques, stretching and breathing exercises, offensive, and some weapons-based techniques. This is a great class for students to learn about martial arts and how to stay safe in dangerous situations. The class does require physical activity, and does require a uniform, which can be purchased through the school.

Fridays at 5:00 – 6:30 (ongoing)

Recommended for ages 8-15 years old

Class charge: $85 per month

Use code SSL402119 when you register.

Salle Saint Louis

The Salle Saint Louis teaches the Medieval System of Martial Arts, a comprehensive style of self-defense and weapon-based fight styles. We work from historical sources informed by modern martial arts practice, and learn how to utilize fundamental techniques of movement, breathing, generating power, defense, and of course the medieval fundaments of time, measure, and proportion. This is a great class for anyone interested in starting up martial arts and learning self-defense. Note, we do use weapons in this class. Uniform is required, which can be purchased through the school.

Fridays at 6:45 – 8:15 (ongoing)

Recommended for ages 15 years and older

Class charge: $85 per month

Use code SSL102119 when you register.

Music Courses at Riverwell

Riverwell offers instruction in both piano and guitar. We are happy to work with brand-new students who have no experience, to those returning to the instruments after many years away. Private sessions are available, and are held on-site at Riverwell. These sessions will be scheduled with an instructor for a time when the school is available.

Per scheduling

Recommended for ages 6-90 years old

Class charge: $80 per month (4 lessons) or $25 per lesson

Use code RCM400119 when you register.

Introduction to Koine Greek

Introduction to Koine Greek will begin with the alphabet, basic vocabulary, and verb conjugation of the Greek language spoken and written at the time of Christ. The goal will be to start translating verses from the book of John by the end of the semester. (Not available for college credit.)

Sundays 5:00 - 6:30

Recommended for ages 15+ years old

Class charge: $50 per class.

Use code RCL321119 when you register.

Riverwell College: Public Speaking

An introductory course for learning to address an audience. We will talk about scripting for reading and presenting, posture, vocal styles, appearance, and presentation accessories (including Powerpoint and props). No pre-requisites: class requires a minimum enrollment of 6 students. College credit through Saint Louis University.

MTWThF 9:00 - 10:15 am

Recommended for ages 16 years or older

Class charge: $550

Use code RCL103218 when you register.

Intermediate Spanish (2)

An intermediate study of the Spanish language and culture. This class focuses on past-tense verb forms, intermediate vocabulary and grammar, and speaking practice. Students should have successfully completed Spanish 1. College credit is available through Saint Louis University.

WThF 10:00 - 11:45

Class tuition: $184/credit hour (3 credit hours total)

Non-credit class tuition: $82/credit hour

Use code RCL302319 when you register.

Introduction to Literature

This class is about understanding storytelling and literature. We’ll be selecting important narratives from across history and media forms to see how they present us with different meanings and different experiences. Our samples will be drawn from medieval romances to Victorian detective fiction to radio dramas to movies to novels to videogames. This class is intended to transition to the following class, Historical Precedents, in the Spring.

WThF at 1:00 – 2:45

Class tuition: $184/credit hour (3 credit hours total)

Non-credit class tuition: $82/credit hour

Use code RCL201319 when you register.

Spanish 1

The first class of the study of Spanish language and culture. Spanish 1 is about learning basic conversational skills and vocabulary: we will be focusing on basic phrases, present-tense verb conjugations, and basic grammar. We will also look at various Spanish cultures and see how they represent one of the many Hispanic cultures of three continents. College credit through Saint Louis University.

TWTh at 10:00 – 11:45

Class charge: $184 /credit hour (total 3 hours)

Non credit class charge: $84(total 3 hours)

Use code RCL301419 when you register.

A Short History of the Bible

Ever wondered where the Bible comes from? We’ll look at its long history and examine how it has been used in the past 2000 years. This class – meeting once a week for four weeks, will each night look at one of four periods of history: The Early Church; The Middle Ages; Post-Reformation; and Modern Era, and examine how the Bible looked different in each, and how people came together differently to read and study it. This is a Family College class: it is directed for parents and children to come study it together, and conversation will be light.

Sundays at 5:00 starting September 9

Recommended for ages 14 years and older

Class charge: $50 per person

Use code RCL292318 when you register.

Working with Watercolor

This is a superb class for those artists already familiar with some principles (of both watercolor and design) but would like to boost their proficiency. We will work on individual projects which will require students to come with their own ideas. Meets Tuesday evenings in November, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. $96 for the class, including the use of an easel and some basic watercolor supplies.

Tuesdays in November, 6:00 - 8:00.

Recommended for ages 14 years and older

Class charge: $96 per person

Use code MCS102318 when you register.

Learning to Draw

Learn the fundamentals of designing and detailing your ideas onto paper, [etc]. Tuesday evenings in October, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. $95 for the class, including basic supplies. (Some extra supplies may not be included in the charge.)

Tuesday evenings in October, 6:00 - 8:00

Recommended for ages 14 years and older

Class charge: $95 per person

Use code MCS101318 when you register.

Using Mixed Media

Many artists specialize in oil, acrylic, or watercolor: why not learn how to work with all of these, and other media. This class is a great way to expand your artistic range. Meets Tuesday evenings in December, except for Christmas, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. $95 for the class, including some introductory materials (students who would like a larger set of materials may expect a modest extra charge)

Tuesdays in December, 6:00 - 8:00

Recommended for ages 14 years and older

Class charge: $95 per person

Use code MCS103318 when you register.

Let's make a movie!

We all love movies, but how much do we know about how they are made? This Young Learners class will look at the different jobs that are part of the movie industry. Then we will try many of them out! Students will work with script review, storyboarding, production design, light, camera, rigging, set, audio, and costumes, casting, and editing. The students will produce a short (3-minute) film of their own design by the end of the class. Minimal required enrollment: 8.

Recommended ages: 12-18

The class begins June 3 and goes through August 2, with breaks for July 4.

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30, although some extra days may be needed.

Class charge: $184 for whole class

Use code RCL281319 when you register.