SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG

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Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP English Language and Composition

This is an accelerated course designed to increase students’ abilities as skilled readers of prose in a variety of genres. Students will write narrative, expository, and argumentative papers. The course emphasizes nonfiction reading and writing and is a good companion class to AP US History. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP English Literature and Composition

This is an accelerated course designed to increase students’ abilities as skilled readers of literary text and poetry in a variety of genres. Students will critically read literature selections and write analytically about what they have read. The course emphasizes literary analysis of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Basic Writing

This course is designed for students who have been identified as requiring basic instruction in writing skills. This course will develop sufficiency in reading skills and assist in preparing students to master the Utah State Language Arts core as demonstrated by passing the Utah Common Core State Standards.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Compelling Nonfiction

This course will focus, first, on the reading of nonfiction texts, ranging from written, to visual, to audio texts. Second, the course will focus on the broad theme of decision making. Third, in this course, students will engage in the reading and writing of nonfiction texts, as well as, discussion about these texts, and will become more effective ELA students by engaging in various activities.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Creative Writing 1

This course is an introduction to imaginative writing aligned with the Utah State Standard Core for writing and reading. The study and writing of personal experiences, poetry, character sketches, and short fiction are emphasized along with an analytical study of contemporary and classical literature to model and support student development in the creative process. Students have the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Creative Writing 2

This course is advanced practice in imaginative writing aligned with the Utah State Standard Core for writing and reading. The study and writing of personal experiences, poetry, character sketches, and short fiction are emphasized along with an analytical study of contemporary and classical literature to model and support student development in the creative process. Students have the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

Cultural Mythology

This course is designed to examine the similarities and differences among the creation and hero myths of various cultures of the world. This is a continuing study of classical and contemporary mythology. Extensive reading and writing assignments focus on cultural applications.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Debate 1

This course is designed to help students develop debate, analysis, reasoning, delivery skills, organization, writing techniques, and research skills. The course also provides opportunities for impromptu speaking, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, Policy debate, Public Forum debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, and student congress.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

Debate 2

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the areas introduced in Debate I. Students have the opportunity to participate in competitive debate.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

Debate 3

This course is designed to cover advanced research skills and argumentation theory. Students have the opportunity to participate in competitive debate and other competitive speaking events and are expected to assume a leadership position in the debate program.
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