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I have a quick question for the CLRC Great Books parents on this board. I am wondering whether you are planning to assign 2 credits (English and History) or 3 (Literature, History, Composition/Rhetoric) to this class? This isn’t a question about how to transcript integrated great books classes generally, but specifically the GB classes taught by Mrs. Turscak via CLRC. 

I’m on the fence. Mrs. T argues it could justifiably earn 3 credits, but I definitely want to avoid looking like I’m padding the transcript. It is a lot of work and it is high-level work, but for some reason I’m uncharacteristically indecisive on this point. Counting hours doesn’t really work IMHO because people read/write at such different speeds. Curious to hear how others are handling this.

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My dd is taking that class for one semester this year and I think I’m going to give her one credit for English Composition and then give her half of a Greek History credit.  So, basically, 1.5 credits for one semester of work.  I’m going to clear that with Sue Ellen to see if she thinks it’s valid to give a full English credit, but honestly, my dd is doing far more writing during this semester than she’s done in any other class other than AP Lang and she’s done 4 years of other (not CLRC) GB-type classes prior to this.

I agree with you that you simply can’t base it on time spent.  My dd has been in a number of classes that have been a normal load or light for her where I’ve heard people complain about the many, many hours it was taking their children.  When my dd took AP Lang, she was on the young side and it took her forever to get the assignments done.  In the end, everyone gets the same credit for the class, no matter how long it takes.  The material in the CLRC GB class is at a level that I think the additional credit is fair.

ETA:  I think if I was going to give 3 credits, I would just call the third one “Rhetoric”.  

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I’ve used it for two and even that because I need the history credit (I double on English/ lit elsewhere). I will continue to do that. 

I think you’d  be justified in doing what you want and it would not be padding. The reading load for this class is like nothing I’ve seen. 

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On 3/25/2019 at 4:01 PM, Mom0012 said:

My dd is taking that class for one semester this year and I think I’m going to give her one credit for English Composition and then give her half of a Greek History credit.  So, basically, 1.5 credits for one semester of work.  I’m going to clear that with Sue Ellen to see if she thinks it’s valid to give a full English credit, but honestly, my dd is doing far more writing during this semester than she’s done in any other class other than AP Lang and she’s done 4 years of other (not CLRC) GB-type classes prior to this.

I agree with you that you simply can’t base it on time spent.  My dd has been in a number of classes that have been a normal load or light for her where I’ve heard people complain about the many, many hours it was taking their children.  When my dd took AP Lang, she was on the young side and it took her forever to get the assignments done.  In the end, everyone gets the same credit for the class, no matter how long it takes.  The material in the CLRC GB class is at a level that I think the additional credit is fair.

ETA:  I think if I was going to give 3 credits, I would just call the third one “Rhetoric”.  

Hi,

Did you end up counting 1.5 credits for one semester of GB? I'm thinking of enrolling my daughter in GB1 next year and that sounds like something that would work fabulously for us.

Thanks!

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On 12/30/2019 at 11:47 AM, BrittiBop16 said:

Hi,

Did you end up counting 1.5 credits for one semester of GB? I'm thinking of enrolling my daughter in GB1 next year and that sounds like something that would work fabulously for us.

Thanks!

I gave her an English credit and half of a history credit. My dd had audited Mrs, Barr’s Román history class and then participated in GB I, so I combined them and gave her one credit in Greek and Roman history.

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On 12/30/2019 at 2:37 PM, Roadrunner said:

2 credits; one for Greek Lit and one for Greek History. 

And I would have felt comfortable with this as well. I just didn’t feel my dd needed two full credits based on other things I was already including on her transcript. She took 4 years of Omnibus classes prior to Great Books and she’d already taken AP English Lang and Literature.

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