課程科目

課程科目

 

2010-2011 学年度 初高中课程

科目范围:

科目领域一: English 英文

科目领域二: English as a Second Language 英文为第二外语

科目领域三: Social Studies 社会学

科目领域四: Math 数学

科目领域五: Science 自然科学

科目领域六: Fine Arts 艺术

科目领域七: Foreign Languages 外语

科目领域八: Physical Education 体育

 

科目领域一: English 英文

 

English 6

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, while beginning to attain an advanced vocabulary in English. Students will develop an appreciation for the basic genres of literature: short story, novel, drama, and poetry. Instruction will be provided in basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition and essay writing including focus on theme and the development of a central idea.

 

English 7

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will begin to gain an analytical understanding of literature, while improving their writing abilities and expanding vocabulary. Students will explore the four major literary genres: short story, novel, drama, and poetry. Reading and responding to works of fiction and non-fiction will emphasize the development and expression of individual ideas. Instruction will be provided in basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition and essay writing including focus on theme, development of central idea, exposition, and argumentation.

 

English 8

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will students will gain an analytical understanding of literature, while improving their writing abilities and expanding vocabulary. Students will explore the four major literary genres: short story, novel, drama, and poetry. Reading and responding to works of fiction and non-fiction will emphasize the development and expression of ideas that are connected to logical, concise thinking. Students will be introduced to research and varied writing techniques. The writing process will be further developed through practice writing formal and informal essays focusing on narrative and descriptive forms.

 

English 9: English Literature and Composition

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will explore the four major literary genres: short story, novel, drama, and poetry with a strong focus on different cultures, time periods, and styles. The close reading of literature will guide developing readers toward greater understanding and appreciation of different types of writing. When analyzing literary works, students will discuss symbolism, theme, character development, plot, narrative point of view, setting, foreshadowing, and tone. Topics covered include the study of the writing process, critical reading, research skills, and advanced vocabulary study. The writing process will include practicing descriptive, narrative, and explanatory styles with emphasis placed on the practice of expository writing techniques and the frequent writing of integrated paragraphs and essays, with the ultimate goal of writing an essay using and citing (APA) sources.

 

English 10: World Literature and Composition

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will acquire an analytical understanding of literature, while improving their writing ability and expanding their vocabulary. Students will explore the four major literary genres: short story, novel, drama, and poetry, also including some non-fiction. They will respond to these works of fiction and non-fiction in a variety of ways. The close reading of the literature will guide inexperienced readers toward greater understanding and appreciation of world literature, and provide more experienced readers with new perspectives through the analysis of the techniques and purposes of specific writers. Students will practice descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository forms of composition. In analyzing literary works, students will discuss symbolism, theme, character development, plot, narrative point of view, setting, foreshadowing, and tone.

 

English 11: American Literature and Composition

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will gain an analytical understanding of literature, while improving their writing ability and expanding their vocabulary. Students will explore the four major literary genres: short story, novel, drama, and poetry; while reading and responding to works of fiction and non-fiction emphasizing the development and expression of individual ideas. This course continues to develop students’ writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. In analyzing literary works, students will discuss symbolism, theme, character development, plot, narrative point of view, setting, tone, metaphor, foreshadowing, personification, and alliteration. All formal writing will conform to the standards of APA format. In addition, students will be expected to communicate ideas orally through a variety of discussion techniques and present papers using technology in creative and innovative ways.

 

English 12: British Literature and Composition

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will focus on developing college level vocabulary, reading, and writing skills appropriate for achieving success on the SAT exam. Students will survey a wide variety of literature and be expected to write analytical and persuasive essays as a response to these works. In analyzing literary works, students will discuss symbolism, theme, character development, plot, narrative point of view, setting, tone, foreshadowing, metaphor, personification, alliteration, irony, and epiphany. All formal writing will conform to the standards of APA format Speaking and communication skills will be emphasized through various forms of discussions and presentations in preparation for a successful first year of university education. . In addition, students will be expected to communicate ideas orally through a variety of discussion techniques and present papers using technology in creative and innovative ways. During the second semester of English 12, students will prepare senior exit projects.

 

Honors English: The Literature of Social Reform

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is designed to focus on preparing students for the rigors of college level literature and composition courses. Students will read numerous novels, short stories, plays, poems, and essays, both independently and as a class, and learn to closely analyze and criticize these works through the use of analytical and persuasive essays, discussions, debates, and projects. In analyzing literary works, students will discuss symbolism, theme, character development, plot, narrative point of view, setting, tone, foreshadowing, metaphor, personification, alliteration, irony, and epiphany Students will explore additional themes and ideas found in literature framed by a selected current social issue. Selected literature will present issues from a variety of perspectives and promote a historical, cultural, and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Through the writing process, students will refine topics, develop and support ideas, investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources, edit for effective style and usage, and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. During the second semester of Honors English, students will prepare senior exit projects. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)

 

AP English Literature or Language and Composition

1 学年, 1 学分

The focus of Advanced Placement English Language and Composition is rhetorical analysis and argumentative writing. Students will be trained in analyzing texts for tone, purpose, syntax, rhetorical strategies, diction, and figures of speech. At the same time, students will analyze persuasive speeches and essays for their validity in reasoning and effectiveness in persuasion. Student will become skilled synthesizers of information, utilizing a variety of sources to support an assertion. One of the benchmarks of the course is the researched argumentative research paper. The course will emphasize nonfiction, since this is the genre that appears on the College Board’s examination. However, novels will also be used to aid students in linguistic analysis. The desire to read and research current events will be helpful to any student enrolled in Advanced Placement Language and Composition. Advanced Placement Language and Composition is an intensive writing course that prepares students for the type of argumentative and analytical writing that is expected of them at the college level. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Creative Writing (选修)

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will focus on a wide variety of poetry and prose, fiction writing, and journaling. Students will be encouraged to interpret, critique, and analyze each other’s work, as well as work from outside authors. Various projects and recitations will be required to help refine students’ appreciation and understanding, as well as allow them to take pride in their work.

 

TOEFL Success (选修)

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will expand their English skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing as a means for success on the TOEFL test. Students will have numerous opportunities to take practice tests to familiarize them with the test’s design. The course is designed to assist students in achieving the highest possible results on the official TOEFL examination.

 

SAT Prep (选修)

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is designed to prepare students for the SAT exam. It has three components: verbal, writing, and math. Students will be exposed to numerous vocabulary building, composition development, and math activities intended to assist them in achieving the highest possible results on the exam.

 

科目领域二: English as a Second Language 英文为第二外语

 

ESL 1 Skills

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is designed to orient students to LAS, to prepare them in areas of grammar, reading, listening, and speaking in order to advance to higher ESL courses. Language skills will be taught through the study of topics including School Life, Experiencing Nature, Cultures of the World, Entertainment and Media, and others. Students will be encouraged to learn about other countries and cultures.

 

ESL 1 Writing

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will study and practice English writing skills needed for success in standard English classes. Students share ideas and information and will be encouraged to write on a regular basis. Skills taught include sentence construction, idea development, revision, self-editing, and peer editing. A number of different writing styles will be practiced. Students will create portfolios of their work for reference and display.

 

ESL 1 Integrated Science

1 学年, 1 学分

This course teaches students to develop the unique language of science. Students will increase their English language skills through an introduction to Earth, Life, and Physical sciences and the creation of individual projects using scientific readings.

 

ESL 1 Guided Reading

1 学年, 1 学分

This course provides individualized instruction utilizing independent readings, usually fiction, that students read at their own pace. Students will develop new vocabulary and practice summary writing on a daily basis with progress monitored by the instructor. Students learn library procedures, notebook organization, and dictionary skills. The content is designed to encourage reading for pleasure as a means of language acquisition.

 

ESL 2 Intermediate English Conversation

1 学年, 1 学分

The ESL 2 Intermediate English Conversation course emphasizes verbal communication as well as writing, listening, and reading comprehension. Reading and writing skills reinforce speaking and listening skills, while grammar skills will be integrated into all exercises and activities. Topics examined in the course include Education and Student Life, Culture, Business and Money, Trends/Fads, The Global village, and Religion and Culture.

 

ESL 2 Skills

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will begin the year by reviewing basic verb forms and then move on to grammar topics such as the further study of nouns, adjectives, articles and pronouns, the perfect tenses, phrasal verbs, and compound and complex sentences. Grammar structures will be taught using topics such as Education and Student Life, Business and Money, Global Connections, The Media, and others.

 

ESL 2 U.S. and World Geography

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is a survey of modern world geography for lower-level ESL students. Emphasis will be placed on physical, political, economic, and cultural geography. As in all our content area ESL courses, a dual emphasis is placed on content and English language skills. The course serves as an introduction to ESL World History.

 

ESL 2 Physical Science

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will introduce students to basic concepts in chemistry and physics. During the chemistry component, students will explore different chemical reactions and chemical bonding, atomic structure, and will work with acids, bases and solutions. In the physics component of the course, students will explore characteristics of waves and the electromagnetic spectrum and will examine properties of sound and light.

 

ESL 3 Skills

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will study and practice advanced English grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through content-based materials in order to advance to higher-level courses at the secondary or university level. Emphasis will be placed on teaching and reinforcing academic writing skills. Instruction will be provided in basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition and essay writing including focus on theme and the development of a central idea.

 

ESL 3 Literature

1 学年, 1 学分

The purpose of this course is to introduce non-native speakers to higher-level techniques of literary analysis and to expose students to classic literature. The course will parallel work done in standard literature courses but the pace is modified and vocabulary study is emphasized. Students gain exposure to different styles and genres of writing which serve as models for their own writing.

 

ESL 3 U.S. and World History

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will examine historical time periods from the Renaissance through the 20th Century and provides a general understanding of the major historical events in U.S. and Europe. This course is designed to improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of students, thus placing dual emphasis on language skills and content.

 

ESL 3 Biology

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will develop vocabulary specific to the biological sciences, learn major themes and concepts in biology, learn how to read scientific texts and articles, and be introduced to scientific writing and basic lab techniques. Topics include cell theory, genetics, evolution, human biology, ecology, and bacteriology. A major emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development, writing, oral presentation skills, and basic laboratory skills.

 

科目领域三: Social Studies 社会学

 

World History 6

1 学年, 1 学分

A thematic study of selected civilizations in the ancient world, this course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of ancient civilizations and how they have established important political, social, economic, and cultural foundations for our world today. Special attention will be paid toward developing the analytical and writing skills necessary for the study of history within the HS Program such as grouping human and natural events into broadly defined eras, comparing and contrasting information, analyzing causes and recognizing effects, and presenting the results of focused inquiries using demonstrations, drawings oral and written descriptions.

 

World History 7

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will survey Medieval and Early Modern Times by incorporating, lecture, film, writing, activities, and primary source analysis, with the goal of explaining how social, political, and economic changes occurred around the world during these dynamic centuries.

 

United States History 8

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will enable students to develop an understanding of the main themes of US history from the colonial period to the Civil War, in order to develop an appreciation of the diverse people who have created the history of the US, and to help understand how the history of the US has shaped the role America occupies today’s world.

 

Modern World History 10

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will be introduced to the following topics in European and world history: Renaissance Europe, Reformation Europe, the Westphalian Peace and the Modern State system, Exploration and the Commercial Revolution, the Age of Absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna and the Rise of Nationalism, the Industrial Revolution and Imperialism, the Road to World War One, the Effects of the Great War and the Treaty of Versailles, Democracy and Totalitarianism, World War Two, and the Cold War.

 

United States History

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is intended to enable students to develop an understanding of the main themes of US history from the colonial period to the present, to develop an appreciation of the diverse people who have created the history of the US, and to help understand how the history of the US has led to the role which the American nation plays in world affairs today.

 

United States Government and Economics

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will explore the US Constitution‘s origins, structure, and the civil rights’ guarantees. They will study the doctrine of “separation of powers” and the “equal protection” clause of the 14th Amendment. Students will also explore the evolution of the US capitalist economy with special attention paid to the industrial revolution, the history of corporations, anti-trust laws, and today’s information revolution.

 

AP World History

1 学年, 1 学分

The purpose of the Advanced Placement World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. There are six course themes to be covered:

·The impact of interaction among major societies and regions

·The relationship of change and continuity across the world history periods.

·The effects of technology, economics, and demography on people and the environment

·Systems of social structure and gender structure

·Cultural, intellectual and religious developments and interactions among and within societies

·Changes in functions and structures of states and attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emergence of the nation-state.

(Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP US History

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement U.S. History is designed to develop the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials concerning the history of the United States. The class prepares students for intermediate college courses by demanding skills equivalent to those acquired in a full-year introductory college program. Students will learn to assess historical material according to relevance, reliability, and importance by weighing the evidence presented in historical scholarship. Advanced Placement U.S. History develops the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions based on informed judgment and the ability to present evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. This course includes materials from discovery and settlement to present day America. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP Human Geography

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students will study diverse peoples and areas organized around concepts that include location and place, scale, pattern, spatial organization, and regionalization. They will also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP European History

1 学年, 1 学分

The study of European history since 1450 A.D. introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, goals of the course are to develop a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing. Summer assignments are required. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP Psychology

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Psychology provides an overview of current psychological theory and practice. Students will explore the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Students will be exposed to the principles, concepts and phenomena associated with major subfields within psychology, including biological bases of behavior, cognitive and emotional processes, and diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. In accordance with the driving principles of current psychological practice, this course will emphasize scientific method and procedure, ethical standards in research, and critical thinking skills. Student academic performance is expected to meet or exceed the rigorous requirements of an introductory-level college survey course. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP Government and Politics

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Government is designed to present students with an analytical perspective of government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. This course will include the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Learning Seminar

1 学年, 1 学分

The aim of the Learning Seminar program will be to engage students in reflection on, and in the questioning of bases of knowledge. Topics include personal and ideological biases, understanding the strengths and limitations of individual and cultural perspectives, and developing concern for rigor in formulating knowledge claims and intellectual honesty. (Successful completion of the Learning Seminar is required to graduate with the LAS diploma.)

 

科目领域四: Math 数学

 

Math 6

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is an introduction to secondary mathematics. It focuses on rational numbers, arithmetic operations, algebraic representations, equations and functions, geometry, square roots, and probability. Students will build their understanding of these concepts using models like number lines and data displays. Students will also apply their skills to problem solving situations using estimation to check reasonableness.

 

Pre-Algebra

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will give students a strong foundation in algebra while also preparing them for future study in geometry and data analysis. Students will become adept at manipulating numbers and equations and understanding the general principles of algebraic study.

 

Algebra 1

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and will be used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.

 

Algebra 2

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will begin with an overview of basic algebraic tools, students then develop a variety of techniques for solving systems of linear and quadratic equations and graphing different types of functions such as: quadratics, polynomials, radicals, exponentials, logarithms, and rationals. Students will be taught to use graphing calculators for solving statistics problems and for graphing. (Prerequisite: Geometry)

 

Geometry

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will provide students with a foundation in inductive reasoning and proof. Students will learn the basic tools of geometry as well as how to use them in calculating, measuring, and constructing. This course will include transformations, concurrency, and the similarity of triangles and quadrilaterals as well as calculating areas, surface areas, and the volumes of plane figures and polyhedrons. (Prerequisite: Algebra 1)

 

Math Analysis

1 学年, 1 学分

As a preparation for Calculus, this course will guide students through a number of fundamentally important concepts. Students will be taught how to analyze different types of functions and learn to write a summary of curve sketching. Students will be given a formal introduction to the concept of limits and its properties, derivatives and their applications, and indefinite and definite integrals as well as their use in solving area problems. (Prerequisite: Algebra 2)

 

Calculus

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will learn to work with functions represented in a variety of ways. The course starts with an overview of the concepts of derivatives and integrals and their applications. Students will be guided through an in-depth study of analytic trigonometry and its relationship to calculus as well as the study of parametric and vector equations and analysis, analytical geometry of conic sections, and sequences and series. The course concludes with an introduction to functions in several variables and the study of multiple-integration. (Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus)

 

AP Calculus (Section: AB)

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Calculus AB will develop students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and provide experience with its methods and applications. This course will emphasize a multi representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.

 

科目领域五: Science 自然科学

 

Earth Science 6

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will study Earth Science in four parts: Earth’s interior, its rocks and soil, its atmosphere, its oceans, and the physical processes that shape the physical world. An emphasis will be placed on the practical evaluation of the world’s energy and environmental problems. At the end of the school year students will have a better understanding of our planet.

 

Life Science 7

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is an introduction to the study of biology. Students will learn what life is and what conditions are necessary for life to exist and some of the ideas and discoveries throughout history and the tools and methods used to make those discoveries. They will learn how living things interact with each other and their environment.

 

Physical Science 8

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will outline the basic components of chemistry, astronomy, and physics. These topics include the study of atoms, molecules, compounds, chemical reactions, planets, the universe, energy, motion, and forces. In addition to traditional instruction, laboratory experiences are a major component of the course.

 

Earth Science 9

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will focus on energy in the Earth system and how it drives convection in our atmosphere and oceans, which in turn drives global climate conditions and local weather patterns. Students will learn about Earth’s interior heat that originated with the formation of the planet as well as the interior heat generated by the decay of radioactive nuclides. Students will also understand how life on Earth creates changes in the atmosphere, which in turn, affects conditions for life on Earth.

 

Biology

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is a general biology course based on the study of life. Students will learn what life is and what conditions are necessary for life to exist and some of the ideas and discoveries throughout history concerning these concepts. They will also examine the tools and methods used to make these discoveries. Students will learn how living things interact with each other and their environment and be introduced to many new vocabulary terms that are special to science.

 

AP Biology

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a first year introduction college biology course. Advanced Placement Biology is designed for students who have successfully completed foundation courses in biology and chemistry. This course aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Primary emphasis of the course is on developing an understanding of concepts rather than on memorizing terms and technical details. As part of the course work, students will participate in a variety of hands-on and virtual labs that meet the laboratory objectives for Advanced Placement Biology as required by the College Board.

 

Chemistry

1 学年, 1 学分

Chemistry is a science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter. Students will apply the scientific method: observation, data collection, analysis, hypothesis and conclusion. They will be encouraged to look at chemistry from both a personal and worldly perspective, and analyze the social implications of the topics covered. In this class students will learn how to solve problems in chemistry and apply them to real-world applications.

 

AP Chemistry

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the first year college course in Chemistry. Students will attain a depth of understanding in the fundamentals and competence in dealing with chemical problems. This course will contribute to a student’s ability to think clearly and express their ideas both orally and in writing with clarity and logic. The topics will emphasize chemical calculations and mathematical formulation of principles. The online laboratory experience will be equivalent to that of a typical college course. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Honors Physics

1 学年, 1 学分

Honors Physics will aid students in synthesizing the fundamental concepts and principles concerning matter and energy through the laboratory study of mechanics, wave motion, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Students will have opportunities to: (1) acquire an awareness of the history of physics and its role in the birth of technology, (2) explore the uses of its models, theories, and laws in various careers, and (3) investigate physics questions and problems related personal needs and social issues. Projects outside the classroom will be assigned each six weeks. Students taking Honors Physics should realize that there is an obligation to do a considerable amount of work outside the classroom, both in individual studies and in group-work. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP Environmental Science

1 学年, 1 学分

Advanced Placement Environmental Science is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Computer Applications (选修)

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is designed for students interested in mastering a wide array of useful software and web applications. Students will work in the Technology Classroom and be guided through the use of applications such as: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Premiere, and Dreamweaver. Students will create websites and develop projects utilizing each application.

 

AP Computer Science

1 学年, 1 学分

The purpose of AP Computer Science A is to lay the foundation for object-oriented programming. The course aims at teaching the students computer science concepts. Java is used as the vehicle to teach them. The focus is more on the concepts and abstract ideas rather than on the syntax. The course is about design of classes, algorithms, programming techniques and introduction to data structures like arrays and array lists.

 

科目领域六: Fine Arts 艺术

 

Photography

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of photography. Students will explore the technical side of this discipline (cameras, digital vs. film, aperture, shutter, exposure, depth of field, composition) and will spend an vast amount of time taking pictures, looking at other photographers’ work, and sharing impressions about it. Students will learn to take pictures, but more importantly, they will learn to use photography to express themselves visually and emotionally.

 

2D Art

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of two-dimensional media (painting, drawing, sketching, collage, illustration, photography). The main focus of this course will be on how we see the world and on how to translate that into images on a flat area. Originality will be valued. We will spend time understanding and criticizing the work of our classmates. In order to do so in a productive way, we will learn how to look at a piece of art and understand the meaning behind the works of major artists of our century to get a general understanding of art history and its repercussions on other disciplines.

 

3D Art

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of three-dimensional media (sculpture, installations of performance art, computer animated graphics, architecture, film and video art, pottery) as a vehicle for self-expression. This class will focus on we see the world. All media will be encouraged and introduced and students will get to choose the most suitable one for each particular project. Originality will be valued. We will spend time understanding and criticizing the work of our classmates. In order to do so in a productive way, we will learn how to look at a piece of art and understand the meaning behind the works of major artists of our century to get a general understanding of art history and its repercussions on other disciplines.

 

AP Art History

1 学年, 1 学分

The Advanced Placement offering in Art History is designed to provide the student with an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. While visual analysis is the fundamental tool of the art historian, art history also emphasizes understanding works in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions of and effects of works of art. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Music

 

Guitar

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will gain a working knowledge of basic chords, note reading, how to tune the instrument and care for it, learn to play and sing several songs. Advanced students will have the opportunity to compose music and choose individual pieces to work on and perform. Students will be assessed by their participation in class, preparation of assignments and their presentations in class and in school performances. Students will be invited to attend concerts inside and outside of school.

 

Choir

1 学年, 1 学分

Choir students will learn to sing a variety of songs and learn appropriate warm up and vocal development techniques. Class performances will be given during school music concerts and may include collaboration with other music students. Students will be assessed by their class participation and preparation of pieces being studied. The course will include studying about the history of lives of prominent vocal artists.

 

Music Appreciation/ Instrumental (Piano)

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is an introductory survey of music including the study of elements and forms of music, selected musical works, music terminology, important musical genres, periods, and composers, as well as an introduction to major musical instruments, especially the piano. Beginners will gain a working knowledge of the instrument and become able to perform pieces at the beginning level. Intermediate and advanced students will focus on their technique and development of their musical skills. All students will be assessed by the quality of their assignments, both written and performed. Students will have the opportunity to perform in school-wide concerts each semester. The course includes ample study of musical artists as well as music history. Students will be invited to attend concerts both inside and outside of school.

 

Music Appreciation/Instrumental (Band and Strings)

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is an introductory survey of music including the study of elements and forms of music, selected musical works, music terminology, important musical genres, periods, and composers, as well as an introduction to major musical instruments, especially band and strings. In this course students will study their instruments with guidance, how to collaborate in ensembles, and learn about music history and internationally acclaimed musical artists. Students may utilize our practice room facilities during an assigned class schedule, including use of amplified instruments within reasonable volume limits at assigned room. All students will be assessed by the quality of the preparation of their individual assignments and by their public performances. Students will be invited to attend concerts inside and outside of school.

 

Strings

1 学年, 1 学分

This course is designed for advanced, intermediate and beginner, violin, viola, cello, and bass musicians who comprise the LAS Orchestra Class. However, a few advanced pianists who are willing to accompany other music students may join this class. Also intermediate to advanced gu zheng, erhu, guitar, and harp musicians who want to study music history and make use of individual practice rooms are welcome to join.

(先决条件:受到老师核准)

 

科目领域七: Foreign Languages 外语

 

Chinese 1

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop basic communicative proficiency in Chinese language and provide an introduction to the study of Chinese culture. Major topics include developing communicative skills in the following situations: greetings, daily activities, ordering in restaurants, daily classroom conversation, discussing family relationships, professions and nationalities, shopping, domestic life, and health. Basic grammar topics will be introduced.

 

Chinese 2

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop communicative proficiency in Chinese language and enrich the students’ understanding of Chinese culture. Major topics include developing communicative skills in the following situations: discussing art and museums, comparing people and things, traveling by airplane or by train, eating in a restaurant, describing daily routines, congratulating someone, discussing sports and leisure activities, going to the bank, and staying in a hotel. Grammar topics from Chinese 1 will be reviewed and new topics introduced.

 

Chinese Language and Culture 1

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop oral and written communicative skills in Chinese through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films, with emphasis placed on developing oral communication skills and cultural understanding of Chinese culture. At the end of the course students will be able to express ideas and opinions both orally and in writing, and shall be able to read, understand, and interpret written language for a variety of purposes.

 

Chinese Language and Culture 2

1 学年, 1 学分

A continuation of Chinese Language and Culture 1, this course aims to continue in the development of oral and written communication skills in Chinese language through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films. A continued emphasis will be placed on oral communication and cultural understanding.

 

Advanced Chinese

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will continue to develop their skills in text handling (both written and spoken), written production (aiming to be able to write at least 400 words), and spoken interaction. To this end, students will be involved in comprehensive personal research and the study of literary texts. The coursework is much more systematic than in previous years enabling students to express more complex ideas in an even more varied number of situations and thus introducing them to new registers of language and vocabulary.

 

Chinese Literature (选修)

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will increase competence, handling a variety of texts including literary works. Students will study literary works and continue to develop their writing and oral communicative skills within the context of the study of Chinese culture. In addition to grammar reviewed in context, other grammar topics will be added. Topics of study vary each year but may include the following themes in relation to Chinese culture: the individual in society, world issues and current world events, and adolescent lifestyles.

 

Japanese 1

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop basic communicative proficiency in the Japanese language and provide an introduction to the study of Japanese culture. Major topics include developing communicative skills in the following situations: greetings, daily activities, ordering in restaurants, daily classroom conversation, discussing family relationships, professions and nationalities, shopping, domestic life, and health. Basic grammar topics will be introduced.

 

Japanese 2

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop communicative proficiency in Japanese language and enrich students’ understanding of Japanese culture. Major topics include developing communicative skills in the following situations: discussing art and museums, comparing people and things, traveling by airplane or by train, eating in a restaurant, describing daily routines, congratulating someone, discussing sports and leisure activities, going to the bank, and staying in a hotel. Grammar topics from Japanese 1 will be reviewed and new topics introduced.

 

Japanese 3

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop oral and written communicative skills in Japanese through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films, with emphasis placed on developing oral communication skills and cultural understanding of Japanese culture. At the end of the course students will be able to express ideas, opinions and emotions both orally and in writing, and shall be able to read, understand and interpret written language for a variety of purposes.

 

Japanese 4

1 学年, 1 学分

A continuation of Japanese 3, this course will continue the development of oral and written communication skills in Japanese language through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films. Emphasis will continue to be placed on oral communication and cultural understanding.

 

AP French Language

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will continue to develop their skills in text handling (both written and spoken), written production (aiming to be able to write at least 400 words) and spoken interaction. To this end, students will be involved in comprehensive personal research and the study of literary texts. Students will be expected to express more complex ideas in an even more varied number of situations. Students will continue to develop an appreciation of French-speaking cultures during the year. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

Spanish 1

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop basic communicative proficiency in Spanish language and provide an introduction to the study of Hispanic-speaking cultures. Major topics include developing communicative skills in the following situations: greetings, daily activities, ordering in restaurants, daily classroom conversation, discussing family relationships, professions and nationalities, shopping, domestic life, and health.

 

Spanish 2

1 学年, 1 学分

This course emphasizes effective communication in Spanish by way of activities that incorporate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will explore a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture, with vocabulary arranged according to themes including: the individual, leisure, food and drink, health, school, work, and the city.

 

Spanish 3

1 学年, 1 学分

This course will develop oral and written communicative skills in Spanish through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films, with emphasis placed on developing oral communication skills and cultural understanding of Hispanic-speaking culture. At the end of the course students will be able to express ideas, opinions and emotions both orally and in writing, and shall be able to read, understand and interpret written language for a variety of purposes.

 

Spanish 4

1 学年, 1 学分

A continuation of Spanish 3, this course will continue the development of oral and written communication skills in Spanish language through the study of a variety of authentic texts and films. Emphasis will continue to be placed on oral communication and cultural understanding.

 

AP Spanish Language

1 学年, 1 学分

In this course students will continue to develop their skills in text handling (both written and spoken), written production (aiming to be able to write at least 400 words) and spoken interaction. To this end, students will be involved in comprehensive personal research. The study of literary texts is much more comprehensive than in previous years enabling students to express more complex ideas in a varied number of situations. Students continue to develop an appreciation of Hispanic-speaking cultures during the year. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

AP Latin: Catullus and Ovid

1 学年, 1 学分

The Advanced Placement Latin Literature offering requires students to be able to translate accurately from Latin into English the poetry or prose they are reading and to demonstrate a grasp of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Stylistic analysis is an integral part of the advanced work in Advanced Placement Latin Literature. Students will study the poetry of Catullus paired with selections from Ovid. Students will be able to read and understand Latin poetry and prose at sight and will be able to understand and analyze passages from these authors. (Prerequisite: Departmental approval)

 

科目领域八: Physical Education 体育

Middle School Boys’ PE and Health

1 学年, 1 学分

During middle school boys’ P.E. and Health, students will learn and practice many different sports such as volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, table tennis, soccer, and softball. In addition, such topics as nutrition, communication, overall personal health maintenance will be explored. The year will be broken up into 3 specific blocks. Our first 12 weeks or Block 1 will be designated for PE. The next 12 weeks will be focused on Health, while Block 3 will bring our focus back to PE.

 

Upper School Boys’ PE and Health

1 学年, 1 学分

Throughout the course of the year students will participate in a wide variety of activities and course specific curriculum. Activities include such things as: soccer, volleyball, softball, track and field, fitness testing, flag/touch football, table tennis, floor hockey, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and kickball. In addition, such topics as nutrition, communication, overall personal health maintenance will be explored. The year will be broken up into 3 specific blocks. Our first 12 weeks or Block 1 will be designated for PE. The next 12 weeks will be focused on Health, while Block 3 will bring our focus back to PE.

 

Middle School Girls’ PE and Health

1 学年, 1 学分

Students will develop and practice different movement skills utilizing various forms of physical activities such as volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, table tennis, badminton, softball and ultimate Frisbee. They will learn and understand the rules, strategies, and appropriate behaviors of each activity. The main focus of the Health Education will promote health literacy and life skills in adolescents and young adults. It will include such topics as nutrition, communication, and overall personal health. Specific lessons include health-issues research, icebreakers, cooperative learning, and creative approaches to holistic wellbeing.

 

High School Girls’ PE and Health

1 学年, 1 学分

Students will develop and practice different movement skills utilizing various forms of physical activities such as: volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, table tennis, badminton, softball and Ultimate Frisbee. They will learn and understand the rules, strategies, and appropriate behaviors of each activity. The main focus of the Health Education will be to promote health literacy and life skills in adolescents and young adults. It will include such topics as nutrition, communication, and overall personal health.