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(Creative) Writing Lab--Spring 2012Creative WritingLWC 521HumanitiesHumanitiesnone
$0.00
(Creative) Writing Lab--Spring 2012  This is an introductory creative writing class where you will experiment with different genres (types) of creative writing. The focus will be on starting to find your voice and style as a writer and developing foundational skills necessary for all creative people--giving and receiving feedback, revision, and sharing work aloud. We will also spend some class time reading samples of fiction, plays, poetry and essays and analyzing these as "writers" as opposed to "readers" for style, voice, character development and mood. You will keep a writer's process journal, a writing experiment portfolio, and create at least 1 fully polished creative piece of writing. The class will ideally culminate in a performance/public reading at a local bookstore.  This course is taught by Praxia Apostle.
Inactive7/16/2014 7:25 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALMELISSA MOFFETT 24/04/2014 10:22
  
Actor's StudioTechnical Theatre ProductionATP401Performing ArtsTechnical Theatrenone
$0.00
Students will learn to present themselves effectively using mind, body and voice. Students will work on presentation skills through scene work and speech making.
Active7/16/2014 7:49 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALR PAUL ELIOT 04/05/2011 13:00
  
Advanced PaintingAPT 439Visual ArtsPaintingFoundations, Illustration I and II, Painting I
$0.00
Course Available for College Credit.
 
This course will expand upon the concepts and skills accrued in Painting I, allowing students to use a variety of painting mediums, approaches and techniques. Advanced students will focus on in-depth color theory to enhance knowledge of color properties and provide project-based opportunities to hone color mixing skills. Assignments will include art historical approaches to color palettes, as well as contemporary applications in mixed media.  Students will be encouraged to identify and develop their personal style while solving academically driven painting problems given during the course.  Class critiques will be ongoing, in both written and oral formats in order to facilitate the development of critical visual arts vocabulary essential in the assessment of fine art.  Final projects will be designed to reflect the culmination of skills practiced throughout the semester, and will be graded both formatively and summatively.  (See Grading)  *Students may repeat this course for advanced credit, as individual skill levels are taken into account.
Active7/16/2014 7:49 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALTERESA PLACENTIA 24/04/2014 10:34
  
Digital Media TeamBPH522Visual ArtsFilm & Videoby invitiation only
$0.00
 This is a senior or junior level class with entry through invitation only by Doris or Zach. The team works with photo, audio, video and written content creation to manage the elements of education blog and create and manage content for social sites. Students must be excellent communicators, work well with a team, and be able to contribute specific skills and work very independently, managing tight deadlines and media-rich content creation. We will use the adobe creative suite along with final cut pro, wordpress, lightroom, pro tools and wavelab.
Inactive7/17/2014 9:11 AMR PAUL ELIOTZACHARY VARNELL 26/04/2013 14:00
  
Advanced Guitar CitHSMusic IndustryUBG405Performing ArtsInstrumental Musicby audition only
$0.00
 ​This is an advanced performing arts class focused on Classical Guitar technique and repertoire. Students will work on the fundamentals of classical guitar and toward college preparedness in solo and small ensembles. Students should own a classical nylon string guitar, although one will be provided for classroom use if necessary.
Active7/17/2014 9:15 AMR PAUL ELIOTDERRICK ROBINSON 12/05/2014 10:54
  
ADV Illustration CitHSIllustrationAAA 426Visual ArtsDrawingFoundations, Illustration I and II
$0.00
​This course is available for college credit.
 
This course will expand upon the foundational skills learned in Drawing I/II, in both depth and breadth of drawing mediums. Students are encouraged to recognize and explore personal style and individual expression as they work to solve visual problems. Assignments begin with a series of skill building exercises and culminate with projects designed to implement acquired competencies. Students will employ a wide variety of drawing mediums with a solid emphasis on observational drawing. Class critiques will be ongoing, in both written and oral formats in order to facilitate the development of critical visual arts vocabulary essential in the assessment of fine art. Final projects will be a culmination of skills practiced throughout the semester, and will be graded both formatively and summatively.  *Students may repeat this course for advanced credit, as individual skill levels are taken into account.
 
Active7/16/2014 7:49 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALTERESA PLACENTIA 24/04/2014 10:40
  
Advanced Video 1Video ProductionVPR202Visual ArtsFilm & Video*Prerequisite is successful completion of Video II
$0.00
 This class is a core requirement for students continuing to major in video production and will focus on advanced-level instruction in the process and technique of video production. Focus will be placed on strengthening editing skills using Final Cut in order to achieve professional-level results. The goal of the class is to help students identify and master specific practices and techniques that they need in order to become proficient storytellers in all fields of video production (including documentaries, commercials, or narrative films). Final projects will follow specific video production standards and will be organized around a central genre or theme, while at the same time allowing student's the choice in determining the overall content and scope of the film. Periodic evaluations of works in progress will be held in class, focusing specifically on peer-to-peer assessment and revision. By taking this class an advanced student in video will have the opportunity to complete a substantial body of work for their portfolio.
Active7/17/2014 8:53 AMR PAUL ELIOTAARON SHAMP 31/01/2014 09:50
  
Advanced Video 2Video ProductionVPR202Visual ArtsFilm & Video*Prerequisite is successful completion of Advanced Video I
$0.00
 This class is a core requirement for students continuing to major in video production and will focus on advanced-level instruction in the process and technique of video production. Focus will be placed on strengthening editing skills using Final Cut in order to achieve professional-level results. The goal of the class is to help students identify and master specific practices and techniques that they need in order to become proficient storytellers in all fields of video production (including documentaries, commercials, or narrative films). Final projects will follow specific video production standards and will be organized around a central genre or theme, while at the same time allowing student's the choice in determining the overall content and scope of the film. Periodic evaluations of works in progress will be held in class, focusing specifically on peer-to-peer assessment and revision. By taking this class an advanced student in video will have the opportunity to finalize their portfolio to fulfill their major.
Active7/17/2014 8:53 AMR PAUL ELIOTLUKASZ SIECZEK 13/04/2012 09:07
  
Algebra 1Algebra 1MAL321MathematicsMathematicsnone
$0.00
All students are required to successfully complete 1st year Algebra (Algebra 1 and 2) as a requirement for high school graduation. Note this course is a blocked course, it will meet each day Monday -Thursday  Algebra 1 is the first semester of Algebra.  Topics studied include 1-Language of Algebra 2-Introduction to Functions 3-Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities 4-Linear Equations and Functions.     We will start with what we know and push for deep understanding of each topic and a sense of how each fits into the bigger picture of mathematics.  Although that is a great start, we will also explore how mathematics, including the topics above, define the world around us and how we perceive that world.  Algebra is a tool.  Algebra is an art.  We will discover and pursue both as we build an understanding of the basis of algebra, learn to manipulate equations with ease, and lay the foundation for the study of functions.     Please note, a REAL understanding of Algebra does not happen in a vacuum.  Be prepared to be a part of a COMMUNITY of mathematical learners as you learn to THINK independently, work cooperatively (EMPATHETICALLY), communicate your learning in the “typical” mathematical ways as well as through writing and art (even dance and theatre), and look for and make connections across other disciplines including the “real” world (BALANCE).    FYI: Though a graphing calculator would be helpful, it is not required.  The calculator APPS for phones, I-pods, etc. are amazing, but you cannot use these on standardized tests, therefore a  Scientific Calculator is required for the course.
Active7/17/2014 9:33 AMR PAUL ELIOTTERESA WAITS 04/05/2011 19:19
  
Algebra 2Algebra 2MAL322MathematicsMathematicsSuccessful completion of Algebra I (grade C or better) or its equivalent.
$0.00
Algebra 2 All students are required to successfully complete 1st year Algebra (Algebra 1 and 2) as a requirement for high school graduation.  Note this course is a blocked course, it will meet each day Monday -Thursday   Algebra 2 is the second semester of Algebra.  Topics studied include 5-Systems of Equations and Inequalities 6-Exponential Expressions, Equations and Expressions 7-Sequence 8-Data Analysis 9-Polynomials and Factoring 10-Quadratics Equations and Functions.     Starting where we left off in Algebra 1 we will continue to push for deep understanding of each topic and a sense of how each fits into the bigger picture of mathematics and connects to what we studied first semester.  We will continue to explore algebra as a tool and as an art that allows and helps us to define our world as we continue the process of building the foundations of algebra and the study of functions and relations.       Once again, REAL understanding of Algebra does not happen in a vacuum.  Be prepared to be a part of a COMMUNITY of mathematical learners as you learn to THINK independently, work cooperatively (EMPATHETICALLY), communicate your learning in “typical” mathematical ways as well as through writing and art, and look for and make connections across other disciplines including the “real” world (BALANCE).    FYI: Though a graphing calculator would be helpful, it is not required.  The calculator APPS for phones, I-pods, etc. are amazing, but you cannot use these on standardized tests, therefore a  Scientific Calculator is required for the course.
Active7/17/2014 9:33 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 19/04/2012 09:35
  
Algebra 3Algebra 3MAL403MathematicsMathematics*Prerequisite is successful completion of Algebra I/II and Geometry (grade C or better) or their equivalents
$0.00
2nd year Algebra (Algebra 3 and 4) is recommended for all students planning to continue their education after high school; it is required by most colleges and universities.  For the class of 2012 and beyond it is one of the classes that satisfies the requirement of the third year of high school math.   Algebra 3 is the third semester of Algebra.  Topics studied include  1-Numbers, Expressions, and Operations 2-Linear Functions, Equations, and Systems 3-Quadratic Functions and Equations  At this point it sounds a lot like the topics studied the 1st year of Algebra.  We will start with that knowledge and push for deep understanding of each topic and a sense of how each fits into the bigger picture of mathematics.  Although that is a great start, we will also explore how mathematics including the topics above, define the world around us and how we perceive that world.  Algebra is a tool.  Algebra is an art.  We will discover and pursue both as we further our abilities to manipulate equations, introduce imaginary numbers (Yes, they really do exist!!) and present the idea of a parent function.  REAL understanding of Algebra does not happen in a vacuum.  Be prepared to be a part of a COMMUNITY of mathematical learners as you learn to THINK independently, work cooperatively (EMPATHETICALLY), communicate your learning in the “typical” mathematical ways as well as through writing and art (even dance and theatre), and look for and make connections across other disciplines including the “real” world (BALANCE).    FYI: Though a graphing calculator would be helpful, it is not required.  The calculator APPS for phones, I-pods, etc. are amazing, but you cannot use these on standardized tests, therefore a  Scientific Calculator is required for the course.
Active7/17/2014 9:21 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 19/04/2012 09:36
  
Algebra 4Algebra 4MAL404MathematicsMathematics*Prerequisite is successful completion of Algebra III (grade C or better) or its equivalent.
$0.00
2nd year Algebra (Algebra 3 and 4) is recommended for all students planning to continue their education after high school; it is required by most colleges and universities.  For the class of 2012 and beyond it is one of the classes that satisfies the requirement of the third year of high school math.   Algebra 4 is the fourth semester of Algebra.  Topics studied include  4-Polynomial, Square Root, Cubic, and Reciprocal Functions  5-Exponential and Logarithmic functions and Equations  6-Data, Statistics, and Probability  Starting where we left off in Algebra 3 we will continue to push for deep understanding of each topic and a sense of how each fits into the bigger picture of mathematics and connects to what we studied first semester.  We will continue to explore algebra as a tool and as an art that allows and helps us to define our world.  As we encounter increasingly complex situations we will continue to come back to the basics of algebra deepening our understanding of functions and their inverses, and the importance of domain and range in describing functions and relations.       Once again, REAL understanding of Algebra does not happen in a vacuum.  Be prepared to be a part of a COMMUNITY of mathematical learners as you learn to THINK independently, work cooperatively (EMPATHETICALLY), communicate your learning in “typical” mathematical ways as well as through writing and art, and look for and make connections across other disciplines including the “real” world (BALANCE).    FYI: Though a graphing calculator would be helpful, it is not required.  The calculator APPS for phones, I-pods, etc. are amazing, but you cannot use these on standardized tests, therefore a  Scientific Calculator is required for the course.  
Active7/17/2014 9:22 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 19/04/2012 09:37
  
American PoetryOffered Spring 2012HumanitiesHumanitiesan adventurous interest and a hardworking attitude about literature
$0.00
Love poetry—don’t fear it! American poetry is rich, complex, and diverse in styles and subjects: there’s truly something for everyone to love. In this one-semester humanities elective course you’ll develop some basic tools for understanding how poetry means, learn how to make the most of poems, and try making some of your own.  You’ll also explore the lives and works of some major figures responsible for shaping a uniquely American poetry. By the end of the term you will better appreciate both the complexity and the pleasure of reading and living with poetry.   
Inactive7/16/2014 6:47 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALMELISSA MOFFETT 18/04/2012 09:07
  
Anatomy and Physiology 1 (CitHS)Anatomy and Physiology 1SBI420ScienceScience*Prerequisite is successful completion (grade C or better) of Biology I/II AND Chemistry I/II (grade C or better)  This course is available for college credit.
$0.00
 ​This advanced course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body.  It will appeal to scientists and artists alike. For those interested in the health science field you will enjoy studying medical case studies through an inquiry approach to learn how to recognize symptoms that occur when a body system doesn't work correctly. Visual artists will benefit from pairing this course with Life Drawing, to integrate learning about what's on the inside as you try to draw it from the outside. Performing artists will benefits from pairing this course with choreography and dance to understand the intricate connections between the brain, nervous, skeletal and muscular system.
 First semester will include in-depth study of the level of organization of the body, from cells to tissues to organs and organ systems.  We will build a foundation of vocabulary that will be used throughout the course.  As a class we will study the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems of the body.  The skeleton project is a major assessement first semester.
 
 
 For the 2014-15 school year, this course will be offered as a College in the High School course through Tacoma Community College.  Students who would like a college credit will be able to register through TCC and earn a credit.  This is an opportunity, not a requirement.
Active7/17/2014 9:23 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 25/04/2014 08:51
  
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (CitHS)Anatomy and Physiology 2SBI422ScienceScience*Prerequisite is successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology I (grade C or better)  This course is available for college credit.
$0.00
This advanced course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body.  It will appeal to scientists and  artists alike.  For those interested in the health science field you will enjoy studying medical case studies through an inquiry approach to learn how to recognize symptoms that occur when a body system doesn't work correctly.    Visual artists will benefit from pairing this course with Life Drawing, to integrate learning about what's on the inside as you try to draw it from the outside.   Performing artists will benefits from pairing this course with choreography and dance to understand the intricate connections between the brain, nervous, skeletal and muscular system.
 
 
 Second semester will include in-depth study of various systems of the body.  Unit topics include the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems.  As a class we will study various systems of the body both individually and collectively; building understanding for how the body functions as a whole.
 
 
 For the 2014-15 school year, this course will be offered as a College in the High School course through Tacoma Community College.  Students who would like a college credit will be able to register through TCC and earn a credit.  This is an opportunity, not a requirement.​
 
Active7/17/2014 9:23 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 25/04/2014 08:51
  
Animation 1Video ProductionVPR201Visual ArtsFilm & VideoDrawing
$0.00
 It's time to Animate! This class will provide an introduction to a variety of animation processes, including 2-dimensional drawing, manipulation of 3-dimensional objects, live-action stop photography, and more advanced digital animation techniques using Photoshop and Flash. We will build upon the concepts learned in Basic Elements and Principles of Design to help us transform ideas and stories into dynamic animated forms.
Active7/17/2014 8:53 AMR PAUL ELIOTLUKASZ SIECZEK 13/04/2012 09:14
  
Animation 2Video ProductionVPR202Visual ArtsFilm & VideoDrawing 1 & Animation 1
$0.00
 More time to Animate! This class will build upon concepts learned in Animation 1, focusing on pixiliation, rotoscoping, and more advanced digital animation techniques using Photoshop and Flash. We will build upon the concepts learned in Basic Elements and Principles of Design to help us transform ideas and stories into dynamic animated forms.
Active7/17/2014 8:54 AMR PAUL ELIOTLUKASZ SIECZEK 13/04/2012 09:15
  
Audio Recording 1Audio Recording 1UAR521Performing ArtsSongwriting & Audio RecordingSuccessful completion of Songwriting II
$0.00
 Students will work in SOTA’s recording studio learning the basics of digital audio recording.  Topics include:  the physics of sound, electricity, signal path, microphones and microphone placement, understanding hardware, using digital multi-track editors, using effects and mastering.  Students will record student musicians for hands-on experience.
Active7/17/2014 9:25 AMR PAUL ELIOTDERRICK ROBINSON 28/04/2014 12:42
  
Audio Recording 2Audio Recording 2UAR522Performing ArtsSongwriting & Audio Recording*Prerequisite is successful completion of Audio Recording I
$0.00
 Students will explore advanced concepts in digital audio recording and mixing in the SOTA studio and audio lab. Concepts covered will include: advanced situational recording techniques, studio signal flow, engineering studio equipment, managing cable patches, digital mixing and post production using Pro Tools and more.
Active7/17/2014 9:25 AMR PAUL ELIOTDERRICK ROBINSON 12/05/2014 10:25
  
Ballet 1Ballet DBA421Performing ArtsDanceDance Major inModern II or higher
$0.00
Ballet is taught by an Adjunct Artist from the Tacoma Community.  This is an upper level dance class and students must be a dance major in Modern II or higher to be in this class.  Focus will be on technique with proper alignment and execution of movement. Class will consist of barre, center and across the floor exercises. Students will be tested on vocabulary with an emphasis on anatomy and proper technique.  A piece will be created by the students with the assistance of the teacher, to be performed at the end of the semester concert.
Active7/17/2014 9:27 AMR PAUL ELIOTROBIN JAECKLEIN 13/04/2012 08:45
  
Ballet 2BalletDBA501Performing ArtsDanceTeacher Permission
$0.00
 ​This is an advanced ballet class for students with multiple years of ballet experience.  It is taught by an adjunct artist and focus will be on strengthening technical skills while enhancing performance style.  Teacher Permission is required to enroll in this class.
Active7/17/2014 9:29 AMR PAUL ELIOTROBIN JAECKLEIN 24/04/2014 10:51
  
Biology 1Biology 1SB1401ScienceSciencenone
$0.00
 Students in this class study the living world in a manner that will prepare them for college science study.  Students address a variety of concepts, including molecular and cell biology, genetics and inheritance, ecology, biological diversity and biological evolution.  Student work involves laboratory activities, group activities, presentations and lectures.
Active7/17/2014 9:23 AMR PAUL ELIOTKEVIN HUMPHREY 02/02/2010 08:01
  
Biology 2Biology 2SB1402ScienceScience*Prerequisite is successful completion of Biology I or equivalent.
$0.00
 Students in this class study the living world in a manner that will prepare them for college science study.  Students address a variety of concepts, including molecular and cell biology, genetics and inheritance, ecology, biological diversity and biological evolution.  Student work involves laboratory activities, group activities, presentations and lectures.
Active7/17/2014 9:24 AMR PAUL ELIOTKEVIN HUMPHREY 02/02/2010 08:01
  
BRIDGECDO406/CDO407Student ServicesStudent Servicesnone
$0.00
BRIDGE is all about the community.  Learning is not an isolated experience; we learn as a community.  We develop relationships and support one another in order to become a stronger whole.  We all have something to offer, something to contribute.  BRIDGE is your opportunity to give back to the community.    Students may sign up to BRIDGE for a variety of reasons: each must have a desire to help others.  Program facilitators make an effort to place BRIDGEs based on interests, preferences, and strengths.  By signing up to be a BRIDGE, students are making a commitment to the BRIDGE Program and not to a specific teacher or subject.  The primary focus of the BRIDGE Program is to support the needs of the community.  Placement decisions are always made with the best interest of the community in mind.  Teachers are involved in the placement process through the BRIDGE Draft. Students are asked to participate in at least one semester of BRIDGE before graduating from SOTA. BRIDGE is required for students who are interested in participating in the Internship Program.   BRIDGE is also a requirement for many pathways.    Students learn to develop their leadership and employability skills.  BRIDGEs work with program facilitators and classroom teachers to effectively support learning in the classroom.  The majority of the BRIDGE’s time is spent supporting students and teachers in their classroom.  BRIDGEs also participate in a variety of skill development experiences.   
Active7/16/2014 7:25 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALJENNIFER KOENIG 24/04/2014 12:41
  
Business of ArtTBDVisual ArtsDrawingAAA423, APT437
$0.00
 This course is designed for advanced art students who are interested in exploring career opportunities and practices in the field of Visual Art. Classes are held at the Tacoma Art Museum, and taught by museum staff, business owners, legal experts and educators. Guest lecturers, local art experts and museum visits form the basis for critical analysis of job availability, entree, growth and sustainability.  Students receive training in the TAM Youth Connect Program, created to bridge the gap between community art resources and the public school system. Youth Connect participants develop lesson plans and have the opportunity to deliver them to participating elementary school students in the classrooms during the semester.
 Pre requisite:  Students must be Seniors or alternately may petition for special permission to enroll.
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Active7/17/2014 9:04 AMR PAUL ELIOTTERESA PLACENTIA 10/03/2014 20:09
  
Business Writing for the New WorldCreative WritingLCW521HumanitiesHumanitiesnone
$0.00
 This  class will introduce students to the theory, strategic planning and  writing processes involved in creating news releases, newsletters,  marketing  copy, brochures and web content for both internal and external  audiences. Students  will work individually and in teams, and will learn to edit their own and others’ writing for grammar, accuracy and clarity.
 
 PLEASE NOTE: This course is offered 7th period in Fall and Spring.
Inactive4/22/2015 12:34 PMR PAUL ELIOTMICHELE SHEPARD 25/04/2014 14:36
  
Calculus 1: College in the High SchoolCalculus 1MCA501MathematicsMathematicsSuccessful completion of the Pre-Calculus sequence (grade C or better).
$0.00
This is the first semester in the Calculus series. Students will have the option obtain college credit in this class if they: 1)  earn a C or better in the class; 2) Pay for the college credit. Students will learn to merge their skills in Geometry and function behavior to explore the properties of functions at a fundamental level. Through the development of differentiation, students will gain a richer understanding of slope and discover its far reaching capabilities.    This course is best suited for students who were successful in the Pre-Calculus sequence and have a mastery of their algebraic skills.
Active7/17/2014 9:22 AMR PAUL ELIOTCYRUS BROWN 25/04/2014 06:29
  
Calculus 2: College in the High SchoolCalculus 2MCA502MathematicsMathematicsSuccessful completion of Calculus I (grade C or better)
$0.00
 This is the second semester in the Calculus series. Student can obtain college credit for this class by: 1) Earning a C or better in the class; 2) Pay for the credit. Students will extend their knowledge of derivatives from Calculus I to study the area underneath curves and develop the Fundamental Theory of Calculus. Students in Calculus II will have the tools to model complex processes such as infectious diseases, radioactive decay, and volumes of 3-D objects.  
Active7/17/2014 9:22 AMR PAUL ELIOTCYRUS BROWN 25/04/2014 06:32
  
Chamber ChoirChamber ChoirUCC401Performing ArtsVocal MusicSinging experience is required, and students must audition or obtain permission from Mr. Kloepper before registration.
$0.00
 Chamber Choir is an advanced choir with a focus on performing challenging literature at a high artistic level. Members of Chamber Choir collaborate with each other to refine their choral technique and musicianship. Emphasis is on developing musicianship, sight-singing, vocal skills, and collaboration. Repertoire will include a wide variety of styles. Participation in the performances is mandatory. Admission to the class is by audition and/or permission of Mr. Kloepper.  Singing experience is required.
Active7/17/2014 8:39 AMR PAUL ELIOTMARK KLOEPPER 20/04/2012 11:48
  
Chamber Ensembles CitHSChamber OrchestraUCO405Performing ArtsInstrumental Music*Prerequisite successful audition
$0.00
 Students must audition each Spring to be in Chamber Ensembles the following Fall .  Beginning in 2014, this will be a College in the High School Course.  Chamber Ensembles will be devoted primarily to small ensemble musicianship.  Students will work to raise their level of tone production, technique and musicianship through the performance of traditional literature for their instrument in small ensembles.  Though the regional solo & ensemble contest occurs in the Spring, students taking this course will prepare for the contest.  This course is central to the philosophy of the music program at SOTA:  students will develop their music skills faster when they play "one to a part".  
Active7/17/2014 8:40 AMR PAUL ELIOTR PAUL ELIOT 24/04/2014 08:03
  
Chamber String Ensemble CitHSChamber Orchestra CitHSUCO406Performing ArtsInstrumental Music*Registraion by audition only.  This is an advanced course.
$0.00
 This will be a small class of approximately 9-16 string players who will perform music of the highest quality and difficulty each Spring semester.  Auditions will occur prior to registration each spring.
Active4/22/2015 12:56 PMR PAUL ELIOTR PAUL ELIOT 24/04/2014 08:03
  
Chemistry 1Chemistry 1SCH501ScienceScience*Prerequisite is successful completion of Biology II (grade C or better) and Algebra I/II (grade C or better)
$0.00
 This college preparatory course involves a more in-depth study of chemistry using math and computer skills.  Students will study a variety of topics including chemical names and formulas, stoichiochemistry, chemical reactions, equilibrium, chemical periocity, bonding, acids and bases, and atomic structure.  All of theses areas will be studied in the lab using macro and micro lab techniques.
Active7/17/2014 9:24 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 25/04/2014 08:15
  
Chemistry 2Chemistry 2SCH502ScienceScience*Prerequisite is successful completion of Chemistry I (grade C or better)
$0.00
 This college preparatory course involves a more in-depth study of chemistry using math and computer skills.  Students will study a variety of topics including chemical names and formulas, stoichiochemistry, chemical reactions, equilibrium, chemical periocity, bonding, acids and bases, and atomic structure.  All of theses areas will be studied in the lab using macro and micro lab techniques.
Active7/17/2014 9:24 AMR PAUL ELIOTABBIE BROWN 19/04/2012 09:13
  
Dance ChoreographyChoreographyDCH421Performing ArtsDanceComposition in Dance
$0.00
Students will create their own work on Independent Study students in the class. (DIS601)  Students are responsible for the Creating, Performing and Responding process from start to finish.  Focus will be on form, music analysis, developing movement through choreographic devices and staging techniques.  Choreographers must be dance majors who have taken Composition.  Any SOTA student may enroll in this course as a dancer (independent study) to be in the choreographers work.  We will make dances in collaboration with the Museum of Glass.    We will analyze the visual arts elements and design principles, using these as inspiration for our work.  We will also perform our dances at the end of the semester Choreography concert and to a few local Elementary Schools.
Active7/16/2014 6:47 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALROBIN JAECKLEIN 04/05/2011 11:25
  
Choreography IIChoreographyDCHPerforming ArtsDanceComposition and Choreography
$0.00
Make work on fellow students (Independent Study students DIS601) to be performed at the Museum of Glass and the end of the semester dance concert.  Students in this course must have taken Composition and Choreography.  Students will enter the semester prepared with music and movement phrases to develop and analyze over the course of the semester.  Focus will be on design principles and movement intention, layering work while expanding the boundaries of individual style and choreographic intention.
Inactive7/16/2014 6:47 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALROBIN JAECKLEIN 24/04/2014 10:45
  
Voice ClassClass VoiceUST401Performing ArtsVocal MusicA strong interest in working to become a better singer.  Singing experience is preferred.
$0.00
 This class is for all students who want to learn good fundamental and/or advanced singing technique.  Emphasis here is on the individual voice.  We give soloists appropriate exercises and repertoire to develop strong performance skills, both in class and on stage.
Inactive4/22/2015 12:57 PMR PAUL ELIOTMARK KLOEPPER 20/04/2012 14:29
  
Composition in DanceComposition in Dance 1DAC421Performing ArtsDanceDance major
$0.00
In this course, students will work on creating their own solo compositions. Emphasis will be on movement invention utilizing the elements of dance. Focus will be on expanding dynamic range and increasing movement vocabulary, identifying habits and personal movement preferences. Students will respond to other students work, learning to critique dance.Students are also expected to perform at the end of the semester concert. It is strongly recommended to take this course your senior year and not earlier.
Active7/16/2014 6:47 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALROBIN JAECKLEIN 24/04/2014 10:46
  
Concert OrchestraUCO401Performing ArtsInstrumental MusicPrerequisite is that you play band/orch instrument at high school level
$0.00
 This is anon-auditioned large ensemble made up of strings, winds and percussion performers..  This group will perform a concert at the end of each semester.
Active7/17/2014 9:11 AMR PAUL ELIOTR PAUL ELIOT 24/04/2014 08:04
  
Creative WritingCreative WritingLCW521HumanitiesHumanitiesnone
$0.00
 This course provides the student with opportunities to write in a variety of genres, such as short story, poetry, drama, essays, descriptive writing and children’s writing.
Active4/22/2015 12:35 PMR PAUL ELIOTMICHELE SHEPARD 25/04/2014 14:37
  
Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking WorldFSP601Foreign LanguageForeign LanguageSuccessful completion of Spanish 1/2 (1st-year Spanish)
$0.00
 This course is new for 2011-2012.  It is open to all students who have finished one year of Spanish.  
  
 It is offered both Fall and Spring semesters and may not be repeated for credit.  This class is an elective and DOES NOT count toward meeting college foreign language requirements.  
  
 There is too little time in Spanish class to learn in-depth about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries.  Plus, our goal in Spanish class is to stay in Spanish, so often we can't talk with a lot of complexity about these rich and diverse cultures.  This class is intended to fill in those gaps.
  
 The class will be conducted in Spanglish  -- thus the requirement that you've completed at least one year of study.  However, all readings, tests, projects, and papers will be written in English.  We will explore the history and culture of Spain, the people's of the America's before 1492 (more emphasis on all the peoples you've never heard of -- just a quick review of the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas), and how the colonization of the Spanish mixed with indigenous and imported cultures is reflected in the the cultures of those countries today.  We'll look with most detail at Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.  
  
  
 The class will be a mixture of lecture, readings, discussion, geography, presentation of student research, music analysis, arts activities, dancing and cooking.  
  
 The course fee covers costs for in-class cooking and art projects.
Inactive7/17/2014 9:01 AMR PAUL ELIOTDAWN WEBSTER-WILLIAMS 13/04/2012 08:53
  
Dance Company/Modern IVDance CompanyDAC601Performing ArtsDanceTeacher Permission only
$0.00
 ​This course is by teacher permission only.  Students with a Modern IV  technique level will be asked to register for this course.  Focus will be on creating and learning reperatory work to be performed for SOTA concerts and outside performances.
Active7/17/2014 9:04 AMR PAUL ELIOTROBIN JAECKLEIN 13/04/2012 09:00
  
Digital Audio ProductionDigital Audio ProductionUMI522Adjunct ArtistSongwriting & Audio RecordingAudio Recording 1 and 2
$0.00
 This course is an upper level survey course in audio recording to learn the digital tools availabe to compose full productions inside the computer. Students will use Ableton, Reason, Pro Tools and a variety of NI virtual instruments to create original compositions, add production elements to existing recordings and create productions to accompany video projects. ​
Inactive7/17/2014 9:07 AMR PAUL ELIOTR PAUL ELIOT 24/04/2014 08:00
  
Digital CompositionMusic IndustryUAR522Performing ArtsSongwriting & Audio RecordingAudio Recording II
$0.00
 ​Digital Composition is a required course for all Audio Recording/Songwriting majors for the class of 2016 and beyond. This course covers the basics of MIDI composition utilizing digital platforms such as Pro Tools, Reason, and Logic Pro. This course is intended to provide students with vocational music skills regularly practiced by commercial songwriters including creating original music and arranging Foley audio for video application, mixing audio and samples, creating bed music for radio and podcast application, and creating shorts/jingles for commercial use.​
Active7/17/2014 9:15 AMR PAUL ELIOTDERRICK ROBINSON 12/05/2014 10:54
  
Directing the ScreenplayVideo ProductionVPR201Visual ArtsFilm & Videonone
$0.00
Directing the Screenplay is open to students of all majors, and will offer a solid introduction in the step-by-step process of brainstorming, writing, and producing scripts for completion on video. The goal is to create a great story, memorable characters and a visually engaging film writing style. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning through in-class projects and exercises that include: brainstorming, script formatting, the shooting script, storyboarding, staging, directing actors, crew management, and post-production editing. The class will place particular focus on writing, organization, public presentation, collaborative group work, creative problem solving, and time-management skills.
Active7/16/2014 7:24 AMJUSTIN KURAVACKALLUKASZ SIECZEK 13/04/2012 09:13
  
Drawing 1Applied Commercial Drawing 1AAA422Visual ArtsDrawingnone
$0.00
 Drawing is a learned skill, and this course is designed to help students develop the observational techniques required for successful visual communication. Specific exercises in proportion, scale, perspective and value studies will help to build the basis for development of personal style.  Students will participate in class critiques, acquiring the visual vocabulary necessary to assess individual and class work.  Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills using the urban environment, visiting local businesses and museums as inspiration and enrichment for their work.  
Active7/17/2014 8:54 AMR PAUL ELIOTTERESA PLACENTIA 05/03/2012 08:15
  
Drawing 1Applied Commercial Illustration 1AAA422Visual ArtsPhotographyNone
$0.00
Drawing is a learned skill, and this course is designed to help students develop the observational techniques required for successful visual communication. Specific exercises in proportion, scale, perspective and value studies will help to build the basis for development of personal style. Students will participate in class critiques, acquiring the visual vocabulary necessary to assess individual and class work. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills using the urban environment, visiting local businesses and museums as inspiration and enrichment for their work.
Active7/10/2015 10:36 AMR PAUL ELIOT
  
Drawing 1Applied Commercial Illustration 1AAA422Visual ArtsFilm & Videonone
$0.00
Drawing is a learned skill, and this course is designed to help students develop the observational techniques required for successful visual communication. Specific exercises in proportion, scale, perspective and value studies will help to build the basis for development of personal style. Students will participate in class critiques, acquiring the visual vocabulary necessary to assess individual and class work. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills using the urban environment, visiting local businesses and museums as inspiration and enrichment for their work.
Active7/10/2015 10:37 AMR PAUL ELIOT
  
Drawing 2Applied Commercial Drawing AdvAAA423Visual ArtsDrawingsuccessful completion of Drawing I
$0.00
 The focus of this class is to enhance and strenghthen the development of personal style through a wide variety of exercises. Assignments are designed to develop and familiarize students with new and mixed media techniques, as well as build narrative work for inclusion in their portfolios.  Students will use local businesses and partnerships in the downtown urban environment to provide real world applications toward the development of unique ideas, and to provide the basis for personal visual voice.  
Active7/17/2014 8:54 AMR PAUL ELIOTTERESA PLACENTIA 03/05/2011 13:51
  
English 11/12 Heaven and Hell in the European Imagination: Renaissance to Enlightenment ENGLISH 11/12LEN530/630-LCL522/622HumanitiesHumanitiesnone
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Students in this English 11/12 course will explore the literary and artistic representations of heaven and hell--and of human beings along their earthly pilgrimage toward them--produced by Europeans during the 14th through the 18th centuries. Our literary texts will include parts of Dante’s Inferno and Paradiso, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. We’ll also study the art and architecture that formed and framed popular images of divine order from the Gothic, through the Italian Renaissance, the Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, and the Baroque. (Michele Savage)
Active4/22/2015 1:51 PMR PAUL ELIOTMELISSA MOFFETT 24/04/2014 10:25
  
English 11/12 Russia:  Power, Prestige and PerilENGLISH 11/12LEN530/630 - LCL522/622HumanitiesHumanities11/12 grade standing
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 ​Russia: Power, Prestige and Peril - Russian enthusiasts have long been intrigued by the similarities between contemporary Russia and the society that existed before the Revolutions of 1917. Why 
and how did
 autocracy emerge
 as
 the
 form
 of 
rule in
 Russia?
 How did power and expansionist thinking both lead to the growth of the Russian empire, as well as it’s demise? In this course, students will use Russian literature and primary sources to explore the bizarre and often perilous history of the Russian Empire as it changed from the medieval period to the modern day. Lucie Kroschel
Active4/22/2015 12:40 PMR PAUL ELIOTDEBRA SHAPIRO 24/04/2014 12:18
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