What is Omnibus?

Regents’ humanities program in the Logic/Rhetoric School is called the Omnibus, a Latin term meaning “concerning all the things.” It is a Great Books course that integrates history, literature, writing, philosophy, and theology. The course consumes four 80-minute periods and one 40-minute period each week for all six years of upper school and spans ancient, medieval, and modern time periods. The course is taught at or above honors level course work and emphasizes analytical thinking, interpretation of written texts, and written and oral expression. All students must complete this core curriculum. In addition, students also read classics (see our Logic/Rhetoric Scope & Sequence) and exemplary readings from an approved reading list.