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Courses at Humanex that sound cool

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The Female Archetype: Women’s Literature Across Cultures
Course #230
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 10 or equivalent
Grades: 11-12

In this course, we will study women and literature across cultures—which could range from Victorian America to Native American cultures, Nicaragua, China, and Arabic countries. Readings and discussion will revolve around essays, short stories, poems, novels, and movies. There will be in-depth discussions, several response papers, and a longer comparison essay required. We will also take a field trip (depending on the number of students). Students must possess good reading skills and willingness to discuss and argue issues.

Course #213
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English 9 or other equivalent
Grades: 9-12

There are several syllabi designed to focus on one’s particular interest. Those interested in the surreal may choose the macabre syllabus. The horror syllabus traces the history of the modern horror story as a genre. The women’s fiction syllabus surveys a variety of writers from different nationalities, encompassing humor, horror, feminism, suspense, and the macabre. Several thematic papers will be required based on reading. One compare/contrast paper is required.

Course # 292
Credit: 0.5-1.0
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Grades: 10-12

Our world is populated with heroes and heroines, both in fiction and in real life; their lives call to us with their examples of how to live. This class will explore the importance of heroes and heroines in history, different cultures, and our own personal lives. We will look at traditional as well as popular ones, including the anti-hero: why they attract us, what defines them (their qualities and attributes), and whether we would like to be/can be heroes and heroines ourselves.

Course #219
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Grades: 10-12

This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the various facets of the humanities as expressed through the medium of film. It will examine the components of the discipline of English (literature, drama, composition, and research) and the discipline of the social sciences (history, psychology, sociology, politics, and research methods). The methodologies presented will include critical thinking, analytical and evaluative composition, observation, discussion, lecture, note taking, and study guides.

Course #208
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
Grades: 9-12

We will explore and practice the basic forms of journalism in this class: newspaper writing, magazine/feature writing, and radio and television broadcasting. We will write different articles and may assemble a school newspaper or literary magazine and lay it out on computer. In addition, we will discuss current issues in the news and take a field trip to a newspaper. Students must be willing to work hard.

Course # 244
Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: English Department approval
Grades: 11-12

This course will examine themes in literature that are directly applicable to the modern world. The choice of literature will deal with realism, and the student will apply the themes to real-life situations, analyzing their causes, effects, and solutions. Some of the themes could include manipulation, crumbling American myths, gangs in America, and the rise in crime. The books used will be drawn from prize-winning adolescent literature in order to connect directly with adolescents and their world.

Mystery Fiction
Course #226
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: English Department approval
Grades: 11-12

Students will read various mystery and detective novels and short stories, tracing the development of this genre. Students may read works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Dorothy Sayers, Raymond Chandler, and mystery authors of their choice. Written work will include creative and critical pieces, interviews, and a review of literary terms. Other activities may be completed as desired, including movie criticism and theater work.

Course # 225
Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: English Department approval
Grades: 11-12

Mythology explores the myths of the ancient world. Areas of study may include Homer’s Odyssey and other works, including Greek mythology as well as myths of the Romans, Vikings, Native Americans, and other cultures. Students are expected to write essays and do standard work on the comprehension and discussion of their reading; creative projects will also be an important part of the syllabus. Folktales and other types of writing from different cultural origins can be included.

Course # 250
Credit: 0.5-1.0
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Grades: 11-12

Rebels, for good or ill, permeate our literature, revealing our fascination with those who act against the norms—whether they be social or personal standards of conduct. This class will examine the deeds of certain rebels along with their motivations, critiquing them for the positive or negative results and their rationales for behaving as they do. We will also look at the (potential) rebel inside ourselves, holding her/him up to as much scrutiny as we do the characters we read about. Some of the literature that might be included: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Catcher in the Rye, Rule of the Bone, Antigone, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, ’Night Mother, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, The Scarlet Letter.

Spiritual Literature
Course #220
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Grades: 10-12

In this class students will have the chance to read and study a variety of stories, novels, and films addressing spiritual journeys and to do a creative writing piece based on your new knowledge. You will read various explorations of modern and ancient religions and write your own research paper or film a documentary on a current religious movement. The course further addresses questions which have held people’s minds and imaginations since the beginning of human history—who are we? why are we here? what is the meaning of life? what greater forces may or may not be at work in the universe?

Course #406 Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: None Grade: 11-12

The course will help the student determine his or her career goals. Those students desiring to continue their education at the college level will be assisted in testing and the completion of applications. Those students desiring vocational training will be assisted in locating internship positions with local businesses in their desired fields.

Course #401 Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None Grades: 9-12

Business math provides an overview of mathematics as it appears in the business world. Some of the topics covered are purchasing, marketing, accounting, insurance, financing, inventory, and depreciation. A portion of the course involves learning computer math skills such as how to manage spreadsheets and databases. Business math is recommended for any student who plans to enter the workforce after graduation.

Course #434 Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: None Grades: 9-12

Yearbook is a challenging class that goes beyond journalism to teach students desktop publishing. The students become the creators of their own school’s yearbook, learning photo manipulation with Adobe Photoshop in addition to designing layouts using Quark Express. This class really allows students to use their creativity to put their own unique twist on the traditional yearbook.

Course #804
Credit: 0.25-1.0
Prerequisite: None
Grades: 8-12

Students who participate in sanctioned sports outside of school can receive credit. Students must discuss the sport with Humanex Academy’s counselor prior to participation. The proper forms must be filled and signed by both the coach and counselor. Weekly records must be maintained as to attendance, discipline, and participation. These reports must be filed weekly with the counselor. Students must participate for a minimum of nine weeks to receive a quarter credit.

Course #806
Credit: 0.25-0.50
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Grade: 8-12

Fitness is an elective course that focuses on physical fitness for the female body. Activities will include but are not limited to step aerobics, weightlifting, toning exercises, various field trips, and class discussions on the following topics: enhancing nutrition and building self-esteem. (This is a group class. Students must be within 3 points of being on track and must actively participate on a daily basis to remain enrolled in this class.)

Course #322
Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: Biology, Health, and Permission of Instructor
Grade: 11-12

Concepts of Human Development is an elective course that investigates an in-depth look at the reproduction and development of humans. Specific topics will include human development from conception to birth and through the first year of life, adoption, and abortion. This course is directed toward students who are interested in science and are willing to invest the time and effort in exploring human development in a deliberate fashion.

Course #317
Credit: 0.25-0.5
Prerequisite: Biology and Permission of Instructor
Grade: 11-12

Genetics is an independent study course that investigates an in-depth view of the major topics of both molecular and Mendelian genetics. Genetics is the study of how we inherit traits from our parents. Topics covered will include cellular reproduction, mitosis and meiosis, DNA, the chromosomal basis for inheritance, sex determination, genetic abnormalities, and mutations. This course is designed for the college-bound student who has a strong interest in science and is willing to invest more time and effort exploring genetics in a deliberate fashion.

Course #314
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisites: Biology and Permission of Instructor
Grade: 11-12

Human Anatomy and Physiology is an elective course that is designed to give a good foundation in and understanding of the human body. This course investigates the physical aspects of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. To better understand the human body, a dissection of a cat, closely guided by the instructor, will be required. This course is designed for the college-bound student who has a strong interest in science and is willing to invest more time and effort exploring anatomy in a deliberate fashion. (This is a group class with a maximum of four students. Students must be within 3 points of being on track to remain enrolled in this class.)


Course #121
Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Grades: 9-12

Algebraic Review is a one quarter course that covers all Algebra up to the beginning of Algebra II. Course is designed for students who have credit in Basic Algebra and Algebra I but are still not fluent in the usage of these principles.

Course # 118
Credit: 0.25
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Grades: 10 – 12

Statistics permeate our daily lives. Probabilities are used to study the distribution of these statistics. This mini-course will involve the study of averages, probabilities, and the related distributions. Not only will students spend time developing ways in which to calculate statistics, but they will also work on the correct interpretation of the graphs and resultant numbers.

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...his grandson's kind of cute. *slaps self*

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