Through this course, students will gain a foundation of the skills needed for college accounting courses, office work, and managing their own businesses. These skills are necessary for any student planning to major in Business in college. 
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American Literature is a semester long course in which students will explore the creation of a uniquely American voice in literature by studying themes, forms, and writing styles across literary periods.  They will read speeches, essays, short stories and poems online from the Colonial Period, the Romantics, the Realists, the Moderns, and contemporary American Writers.   Central themes that travel across all of these literary periods are the American dream, nature, religion, war and death.  The course also includes several online videos, discussion forums, multimedia projects, and short writing assignments. Students will consider these essential questions:  What makes a literary voice uniquely American?  How have generations of American writers influenced each other?

This Literature course covers various types of writing such as: Short Stories; Poetry; Comic Books; Novels; Media Coverage and various other types of expression that impact American Culture such as video games; television and movies.

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This Advanced Placement Human Geography course will introduce students to the study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of Earth's surface. In-depth units include topics of population, political organization, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use.

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This Advanced Placement Human Geography course will introduce students to the study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of Earth's surface. In-depth units include topics of population, political organization, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use.

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This Advanced Placement Human Geography course will introduce students to the study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of Earth's surface. In-depth units include topics of population, political organization, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use.

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Astronomy is a course designed to give students a broad overview of the most interesting aspects of the study of the Universe. Since current research is proceeding faster than textbooks can keep up, this course is designed to be as flexible as possible, and it changes every term. The course covers the history of Astronomy (the oldest science) from the ancient Greeks to Einstein, Hubble, and Hawking; Space Race; Laws that govern the Universe; the Solar System with our Sun, the planets, and their moons; stars; galaxies; and Cosmology. We even take time to look at the possibility of alien lifeforms. The course is fun, current, and filled with lots of really interesting things for your enjoyment.

This course is an opportunity to look at your own unique set of interests, aptitudes, skills, values and personality as they relate to this career exploration experience. The requirement for this particular credit is that you: determine your personal interests, abilities, values and personality type, you investigate three career clusters, and that you evaluate that experience as it relates to your own personal life goals and attributes. The work you do should be your own; it is your own personal profile that matters, not what you think others expect of you. Be honest in answering the questions and surveys and have fun exploring the wonderful world of careers.

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Criminal Justice OperationsThe criminal justice system offers a wide range of career opportunities. In this course, students will explore different areas of the criminal justice system, including the trial process, the juvenile justice system, and the correctional system.

Chinese 1B Spring 2015 for CL, K-W, Z-M, CF.

Civics is the study of the right and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the foundations of American Citizenship, the national government, political parties and interest groups, and the state and local government.

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CosmetologyStudents will explore career options in the field of cosmetology. Research into some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology-related businesses will also be presented.

This course is intended for students who have an undeniable interest in learning to write poetry, description, and narration for an audience of both peers and the public. It includes a rigorous study of the qualities of good writing, including figurative language, content, focus, organization, and style as well as the reading and interpretation of various types of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that are considered models of good writing. The students will also read pieces that will be modeled in writing creatively. Students will make their work public through oral reading in class and are encouraged to submit work to our school newspaper on-line publications.

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criminologyIn today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

criminologyIn today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

An overview of the elements and principles of design that can apply to graphic design, interior design, architecture, fashion design, and engineering. And some fun design projects!

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Learning to draw is like learning to see in a whole new way. Drawing helps you see the big picture when problem-solving. In this class, you'll do a daily visual journal as well as exercises that will help you draw well, and complete finished portfolio pieces.

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Want to have an impact on the most important years of human development? Students will learn how to create fun and educational environments for children, how to keep the environment safe for children, and how to encourage the health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.

This course is designed for high school students looking to individualize an English credit. There are three sections in this course: To Kill a Mockingbird, Punctuation & Grammar, and Heroes & Archetypes. The type of credit you need (quarter, trimester, semester) will determine how many sections you will need to complete.

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Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

Students in Environmental Science will be studying the interaction between humans and their environment. This will include looking at the cycling of nutrients, and how living and nonliving things work together.

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The core Spanish 1 grammar will meet Academic Standards so the students can enter Spanish 2 confidently. Much of the vocabulary will be similar, but the activities and readings will focus on an immigrant’s life either in their home country or Minnesota. As with the typical Spanish 1 program, readings will be in Spanish and English.

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Spanish 1 grammar will meet Academic Standards so the students can enter Spanish 2 confidently. In this class students follow the story of an illegal immigrant in Minnesota while also learning Spanish. Much of the vocabulary will be similar to the typical Spanish 1 class, but the activities and readings will focus on an immigrant’s life either in their home country or Minnesota. As with the typical Spanish 1 program, readings will be in Spanish and English.

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Spanish 3 has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme. 

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This fourth year of Spanish is a continuation of the first three years.  The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.  Throughout the five units of material, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

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This fourth year of Spanish is a continuation of the first three years.  The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.  Throughout the five units of material, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

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In Film Studies, the student will learn how to appreciate movies in depth and on a variety of levels. To accomplish this, students will develop criteria for aesthetic awareness. They will increase their vocabulary and their understanding of the language of films. These goals will be accomplished by studying: film terminology, art direction, sound and music, animation, genres, and directors.

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Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Functions are correspondences or mappings that relate variables.  Functions could be considered the most important topic in secondary school mathematics.  Statistics and trigonometry are natural applications of functions that help students extend their mathematical skills and maturity as well as prepare them for future study in mathematics.  The purpose of this course is to study many types of functions in great detail with a strong emphasis on statistics and trigonometry.

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Functions are correspondences or mappings that relate variables.  Functions could be considered the most important topic in secondary school mathematics.  Statistics and trigonometry are natural applications of functions that help students extend their mathematical skills and maturity as well as prepare them for future study in mathematics.  The purpose of this course is to study many types of functions in great detail with a strong emphasis on statistics and trigonometry.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using map, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources. The student will learn about various regions including human population; regional pattern of culture groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements; and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using map, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources. The student will learn about various regions including human population; regional pattern of culture groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements; and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using maps, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources.  The student will learn about various regions including human popuations, regional patterns of culture groups and political units; present patternds of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements, and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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Civics is the study of the right and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the foundations of American Citizenship, the national government, political parties and interest groups, and the state and local government.

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Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the individual, the law, and the internet, the economy and the individual, the free enterprise system, and the United States and the world.

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Health Prep is intended for students who need two semester credits of Health to graduate from high school. It can be taken in middle school or early high school in preparation for Health Science. Students who need only one credit of Health should register for Health Science, but the enrolling school district must make the final determination on which course meets their graduation requirements.

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The objective of this course is to provide students with a study of topics for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students will be exposed to the latest information from the health field. Students will be expected to process and apply information in order to help develop healthy life plans.


Course Syllabus

The objective of this course is to provide students with a study of topics for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students will be exposed to the latest information from the health field. Students will be expected to process and apply information in order to help develop healthy life plans.


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History of the HolocaustHolocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics. Through this in-depth, semester-long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government-supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times.

Independent Living will cover the basic skills and information needed to live on your own: Decision Making; Economic Systems; Managing your Money: taxes, banking and consumer credit; Building Financial Security: savings, investment, insurance; Making Spending Decisions; Housing, transportation and food.

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Introduction to Business is designed to show what businesses are, how they are operated and how they are managed. You will explore business opportunities and learn how to make informed economic decisions in our global economy.

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Welcome to a great introduction course for everyone living in our technological world today. We will be introducing HTML, PHP and Linux as our developmental environment.

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Social MediaHave a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you’ve already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You’ll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit—personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

This course examines the history, principles, and practices of varied genres of journalism with emphasis on writing news, features, interviews, and editing.

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law and orderEvery society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are regulated and guided by the laws of our society. Consumer laws help to protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. Understanding the ways in which our court systems work and how the laws are carried out helps make us better citizens of the government that we live under.

law and orderEvery society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are regulated and guided by the laws of our society. Consumer laws help to protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. Understanding the ways in which our court systems work and how the laws are carried out helps make us better citizens of the government that we live under.

Young people consume hundreds of images daily -- advertisements, memes, videos, games, websites and more. Media Literacy encourages students to examine these images critically and to develop a greater awareness of the way we are rhetorically influenced.

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Health SciencesWill we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

This course will educate students about sound money management planning and decisions. Students will develop positive behaviors that are necessary to attain a secure future. They will also learn how to apply these same behaviors if they become an entrepreneur and start a business.

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During this course students will enhance their personal fitness through Individual & Team Sports and Aerobic Activities. Students discover their prefered way to exercise and learn what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you discover health-related fitness as it pertains to YOU!
Note: Phy Ed 1: Skill-Related Fitness is NOT a pre-requisite for this course.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you discover health-related fitness as it pertains to YOU!
Note: Phy Ed 1: Skill-Related Fitness is NOT a pre-requisite for this course.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you create and implement your own Fitness Plan.
Note: Phy Ed 1 and 2 ARE NOT pre-requisites for this course.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you create and implement your own Fitness Plan.
Note: Phy Ed 1 and 2 ARE NOT pre-requisites for this course.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you create and implement your own Fitness Plan.
Note: Phy Ed 1 and 2 ARE NOT pre-requisites for this course.

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During this course students will enhance their personal fitness through Individual & Team Sports and Aerobic Activities. Students discover their prefered way to exercise and learn what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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During this course students will enhance their personal fitness through Individual & Team Sports and Aerobic Activities. Students discover their prefered way to exercise and learn what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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This course focuses on two main area of Mathematics:
1. Probability

  • The basics of probability.
  • Use organizational strategies to calculate possible outcomes for events.
  • Use mathematical methods to solve number of outcomes and probabilities.
  • Learn about expected value and how it relates to our world today.

2. Statistics

  • Learn the vocabulary of statistics
  • Understand and use proper techniques and data analysis methods to conduct a statistical study.
  • Use different methods to display data.
  • Draw conclusions and identify significant trends using data.

 

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This course serves as a basic introduction to the field of psychology. Topics include: Scientific methods; Biological psychology Perception; Altered States; Learning; Memory; Cognition; Intelligence; Human Development; Motivation; Emotions; Personality; Social psychology; Abnormal psychology and Therapy

This course focuses on the major world religions as practiced in America. The study of the world's religions is a lifelong journey. This course is designed to give you structure to help you organize your thoughts and enable you to make intelligent assessments about religion. You will be introduced to each faith by leading advocates of the tradition. Religion is a basic building block for society worldwide, and this course will enable you to grow in understanding and appreciation of the many faith communities around the world.

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The core Spanish 1 grammar will meet Academic Standards so the students can enter Spanish 2 confidently. Much of the vocabulary will be similar, but the activities and readings will focus on an immigrant’s life either in their home country or Minnesota. As with the typical Spanish 1 program, readings will be in Spanish and English.

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Spanish 1 grammar will meet Academic Standards so the students can enter Spanish 2 confidently. In this class students follow the story of an illegal immigrant in Minnesota while also learning Spanish. Much of the vocabulary will be similar to the typical Spanish 1 class, but the activities and readings will focus on an immigrant’s life either in their home country or Minnesota. As with the typical Spanish 1 program, readings will be in Spanish and English.

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Profesor: Tim Owen

Email: timowen.nsospanish@gmail.com


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Spanish 3 has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme. 

Course Syllabus

Spanish 3 has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme. 

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This fourth year of Spanish is a continuation of the first three years.  The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.  Throughout the five units of material, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Course Syllabus

This fourth year of Spanish is a continuation of the first three years.  The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.  Throughout the five units of material, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

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Speech Communications is an elective course that will provide students with the basic skills needed in a variety public and daily interaction within society. We will study historical and famous speeches, types of speeches, and speech skills. Students will learn the essentials parts of speech. Students are expected to deliver speeches to the instructor via various modes every week. Students may use: http://screencast-o-matic.com, Skype, Face Time, Google vtalk, Yahoo Messenger, or recording yourselves with a video camera or phone.

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Do you enjoy sports? Do you enjoy traveling? Do you enjoy finding out the latest trends from Hollywood? Then this is the class for you. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of economics, marketing, and merchandising through two growing and unique areas; SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT. Learn how markets use sports agents, sponsorship, and public relation tools to capture the American audience.

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This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of American history. The course consists of two semester classes.

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This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of American history. The course consists of two semester classes.

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Veterinary Science: The Care of AnimalsAs animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times…we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Students in this course will explore the literature of world cultures through short stories, epic poetry and novel forms. The course will explore universal themes and work to foster an understanding of the commonalities shared by all people as well as differences created by cultures. Students will hone critical thinking skills through analytical assignments as well as compare and contrast writing.  In addition, they will make and support assertions about different texts and extend their thinking to related ideas.

 

Students will complete coursework in an online community and will have scheduled online meetings with the instructor as needed.

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World Studies students investigate areas of the world both past and present using interdisciplinary approaches. Concepts and methods from history, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, and economics are used to learn about cultures other than our own. Students will learn important lessons from the past. Students will also be encouraged to analyze current international issues from a variety of viewpoints using skills learned and practiced in the course.