E-LEARNING COURSES

Department Overview

Below are AUHSD e_Learning Courses.


0706E BUSINESS SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
This course will sunset June 2018. Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.


This computer course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the business industry through the use of technology in a project-based learning environment. Literacy standards are integrated through projects in order to increase student achievement in relevant contexts. BST is an introductory level CTE course. This course fulfills a portion of the career education requirement for graduation.



0714E CAREERS, FINANCE, & TECHNOLOGY
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
This course satisfies the Digital Literacy requirement. It replaces the previous BST (0706) courses as of 2018-19.


The purpose of the Careers, Finance, and Technology class is to assist students in creating a college, career, and life plan for success as they learn critical financial and digital literacy skills. Following the creation of a life plan, students will explore various careers and post-secondary education and training aligned with their career choice. Students will also learn financial literacy as they create a personal budget based on the average salary of their chosen career. In addition, students will explore the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways available at their school and learn to use technology to support lifelong learning as well as college and career success. Digital literacy skills are embedded throughout the course.



0742E GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will learn the principles of graphic design while creating both digital and print graphics. Students will create logos and design a variety of design projects. Students will learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, and Macromedia Freehand and/or open-source graphics software. This is a concentration level CTE course.



0851E ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 1 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning Accounting Principles 1 course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

Accounting Principles 1 introduces students to the concepts and theory of accounting in the double entry accounting system. It provides a strong foundation of the basic accounting principles and applications for students entering college and majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Students are required to think critically and problem solve as they analyze transactions, complete steps in the accounting cycle and correct errors. Students will learn the accounting practices for both a proprietorship and partnerships in the service and merchandising business. Accounting 1 teaches the accounting cycle including analyzing business transactions using journals, ledgers, worksheets, financial statement preparation and interpretation, payroll procedures, banking and the petty cash system. Accounting software used in industry, such as QuickBooks and Excel will be used to introduce and train students in current accounting practices.



0901E AP COMP SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Successful completion of Exploring Computer Science(P). Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

This Code.org course is more than a traditional introduction to programming. It is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course designed to teach students how computer science is transforming the world we live in and how they can use computer science in their own lives, studies, and in collaboration with others. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



0908E EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

Exploring Computer Science is the Code.org introductory level course in a sequence of courses designed to introduce students to the field of computer science. Rather that focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on computing ideas such as: interface design, limits of compters, problem-solving, web pages, programming, robotics, as well as societal and ethical issues. Students will also learn to understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems and when to use them.



1512E SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR-ENG 9 HP
9th
10.0 credits
Concurrent enrollment in an business pathway course. Satisfies the Digital Literacy Requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

Reading, Writing and Research in Social Entrepreneurship is a college preparatory 9th grade English course integrated with the entrepreneurship and self-employment pathway standards of the marketing, sales, and services CTE sector. In Entrepreneurs as Researchers, students read and write about who they are and what they believe in relation to their families and their communities. The Entrepreneurs as Researchers course uses the Common Core’s attention to multi-media, argumentation and informational text as an opportunity for students to explore their experiences, define ethics, analyze social responsibility, and create an action plan for community change. Woven throughout these units of study is an exploration of the characteristics of entrepreneurs including integrity, risk-taking, creativity, curiosity, determination, discipline, empathy, flexibility, and responsibility. Entrepreneurs as Researchers will engage students in questions of who they are, how ethics impact choices, what it means to be a socially responsible entrepreneur, what assets and issues exist in their communities, and how they can galvanize those assets to create a more sustainable community. The course has been approved through the UCCI program in conjunction with the UC designed to integrate innovative learning with the A-G requirements and real-world applications. Students will work through identifying their ethics and beliefs and move to examining local businesses practices, ultimately proposing a plan of social responsibility to the community. The students will practice the skills of reading, writing and researching through the lens of a social entrepreneur and present information through various modes, including but not limited to, video, audio, photos and written documents and reports.



1536E DSGN AMERICAN DREAM-ENG P
11th
10.0 credits
Students should also be enrolled in a Media Arts Pathway course. Satisfies the Digital Literacy requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

The Designing the American Dream - English 3 P course is an University of California Curriculum Integrated (UCCI) course. Students analyze a diverse collection of American voices in literature and film as they relate to manifestations of "The American Dream" across time, regions, and cultures. Students think critically about how depictions of "The American Dream" have evolved and been perpetuated by literature and the media, and use this understanding to create textual and visual responses, which reflect a deeper understanding and personal perspective on "The American Dream." Students integrate this extensive literary knowledge with a mastery of video production technical skills. Throughout the course, students develop as critical thinkers, writers, and filmmakers in the analysis and design of their own American Dreams.



1553E AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE/COMP
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP English Language & Composition course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

The AP Language & Composition course develops the reading and writing skills that students need for college and life success and for intellectually responsible civic engagement. The course guides students in becoming curious, critical, and responsive readers of diverse texts, and becoming flexible, reflective writers of texts written for diverse audiences for diverse purposes. The reading and writing students do in the course should deepen and expand their understanding of how language functions rhetorically: to communicate writers’ intentions and elicit readers’ responses in particular situations. Reading and writing activities in the course deepen students’ knowledge and control of formal conventions of written language (e.g., vocabulary, diction, syntax, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, genre). While the course serves to prepare students to meet the literacy challenges of college-level study, the course also helps develop the literacy skills practices for responsible engagement in civic life.



1555E AP ENGLISH LITERATURE/COMP
12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP English Literature & Composition course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

Emphasis in this class is on world literature and an intensive college-level study of reading and composition. This course is the equivalent to a first-year college course. The AP Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and enjoyment to their readers. Writing assignments focus on the critical analysis of literature and include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. This course meets the approved "B" requirement of UC A-G.



1563E DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE P
12th
10.0 credits
eLearning Dystopian Literature course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will use dystopian literature (including novels, short stories, and essays) and current films and news programs as a springboard for examining contemporary issues. Skills are developed through critical reading, analysis, and synthesis of fiction and non-fiction texts. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative texts. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement. This course meets the approved "B" requirement of UC A-G.



1565E MYTH/HERO'S JOURNEY (P)
12th
5.0 semester credits
eLearning Myth and the Hero's Journey course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will introduce students to selected literature of mythology and the journey of the hero. Literature will include stories, essays, films, and poems. Students explore the connections between ancient and modern ways of seeing oneself in the world. Students will read, analyze, and synthesize text and film. Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. Students will further develop communication skills by writing and delivering presentations, using media and technology as appropriate. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1567E MEDIA LITERACY
12th
5.0 semester credits
eLearning Media Literacy course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.


This one-semester course will explore the key questions concerning critical analysis of media. This course will help students develop the critical lens necessary to sift through the messages, expressed and implied, from modern media sources.Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. Students will further develop communication skills by writing and delivering presentations, using media and technology as appropriate. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1573E SCIENCE FICTION P
12th
5.0 semester credits
eLearning Science Fiction course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will introduce students to a brief history of science fiction with an eye toward developing a definition of science fiction over the course of the class. Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1574E WHY SHAKESPEARE? P
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.


Why Shakespeare is designed to explore the significance of Shakespeare’s contributions to literature through close analysis of three of his plays and selected sonnets. This course has been developed for high school seniors based on the Grades Eleven and Twelve English Language Arts Content Standards developed by the California Department of Education. Students will read, analyze, and synthesize text and film; and will write in a variety of discourses, deliver speeches, and create dramatic and multimedia presentations. Course Goals and Expected Student Outcomes: A. Students will become familiar with Shakespearean writing and will develop and understanding of selected Shakespearean plays and sonnets. B. Students will utilize supplementary texts and other media. C. Students will demonstrate an ability to compare, analyze, and synthesize a variety of texts, and will demonstrate critical thinking through completion of challenging group and individual projects and assignments. D. Students will use a variety of reading, writing, and speaking strategies and techniques as appropriate for a variety of assignments. E. Students will make connections between course content and why Shakespeare still matters in modern society. Course Objectives: A. Students will read three complete Shakespearean plays and selected sonnets, and will view select films, through scene selection or complete films. B. Students will conduct performances of scenes from plays. C. Students will analyze and compare texts and films to find common and contrasting ideas, themes, and philosophical assumptions. D. Students will write a variety of assignments for a variety of purposes: writing to learn; and writing using elements of discourse for specific rhetorical purposes, including narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive writing assignments. E. Students will create a multimedia, performance-based presentation as a culmination of the course.



1671E READING MOVIES: FILM LIT P
12th
10.0 credits
eLearning Reading Movies: Film Literacy course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "B" Approved

Reading Movies: Film Literacy is an integrated class that develops communication skills through the critical study of literature and film. Students will analyze traditional literature-based topics (plot, character development, point of view, etc.); in addition, students will analyze film production techniques (framing, focus, lighting, sound, etc.) and understand how these techniques contribute to a filmmaker’s purpose. Students will create film reviews, soundtracks, screenplays, and multimedia adaptations and presentations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help students become critical and confident viewers, listeners, readers, and writers.This course satisfies the English 4 graduation requirement. This course meets the approved "B" requirement in UC A-G.



1676E INTRO TO PHOTO JOURNALISM
10th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
Application process.


This is a summer academy course. In Intro to Photo Journalism, students will work towards developing their voice using different writing styles and digital media techniques. Here they will be reflective and evaluative of their own work, as well as, of their peers' in order to improve their journalistic skills and editing techniques. During the summer, the first half of the course will include theory and application of digital media techniques, such as cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and narrative through lectures, exercises, and real-world assignments. The second half will be dedicated to storyboarding, prepping, filming, editing, and archiving AUHSD summer programs/events. There will also be opportunities to visit college campuses/film schools and view film screenings at local theaters. This course is meant to prepare students to be District photojournalists who document District events through writing and video. This group of students will create personal, in-depth documentaries on people, topics, classes, or events at his/her school and will also film, edit, and archive major events/programs for AUHSD during the regular school year. Students will understand the importance of journalism in a democratic society and discuss ethical issues that can arise while covering topics in the community. Digital journalism opens our reporting up to a worldwide public audience and can take many forms such as text, podcasts, videos, discussion threads, and blogs. Students will report on stories that recognize the diversity of their community.



1677E JOURNALISM/DIGITAL AGE (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Participation in the Intro to Photo Journalism Summer Academy. Satisfies the Digital Literacy requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

In Journalism in the Digital Age, students will work towards developing their voice using different writing styles in a writer's workshop environment where they will be reflective and evaluative of their own writing, as well as, of their peers' in order to improve their journalistic skills and editing techniques. This course is meant to prepare students to be District photojournalists who document District events through writing and video; while having a greater understanding of how journalism has evolved during the 21st Century. Students will understand the importance of journalism in a democratic society and discuss ethical issues that can arise while covering topics in the community. Digital journalism opens our reporting up to a worldwide public audience and can take many forms such as text, podcasts, videos, discussion threads, and blogs. Student writers will report on stories that recognize the diversity of their community.



2310E HEALTH SCIENCE 1
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
eLearning Health Science course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.


This course is designed to meet the health needs and interests of today's high school student. The course is consistent with the California State Health Framework requirements and the Content and Performance Standards. o Personal Healtho Consumer and Community Healtho Injury Prevention and Safetyo Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugso Nutrition; Environmental Healtho Family Livingo Individual Growth and Developmento Communicable and Chronic DiseasesThis course addresses the state legal requirements for instruction covering the use, misuse, and abuse of chemical substances, sexually transmitted diseases, and emergency first aid procedures.



2321E LIFE MANAGEMENT P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Successful completion of Health Science.
UC - "G" Approved

Students analyze the challenges facing them as they anticipate living on their own by practicing skills that will be taught in the course. Students will research and evaluate post high school education and training, job and career development, finances and budgeting, independent living including housing decisions, personal health, foods and nutrition, preparation for marriage, child rearing and facing life problems as an adult. Upon leaving the course students will exercise responsible decision making in relation to college and career. Satisfies the Career Education requirement.



2620E WORLD HISTORY/GEOG/CUL HP
9th - 10th
10.0 credits
eLearning World History HP course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "A" Approved

The honors level of the World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World, provides students a more challenging and rigorous opportunity for greater depth of exploration and study of major turning points in the modern world. Students examine major turning points in the modern world. Following a short review of the ancient and medieval worlds, the course focuses on the history of the modern period from the late eighteenth century to the present. This course provides a global perspective of the forces and movements that have linked the past to the present. A study of the cultural and geographic regions of the Western and non-Western Worlds demonstrates the importance of the growing interdependence of the modern world. Students will use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity to analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2665E AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP Human Geography course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "A" Approved

AP Human Geography is a year-long course that focuses on understanding the distribution, patterns, and effects of human populations. This class will replicate a college-level Human Geography course in accordance with the most recent AP Human Geography Course Description. The course is divided into seven fundamental units, each of which is broken up into various sub-units. These units include: Nature and Perspectives of Geography, Population and Migration, Cultural Geography (Folk vs. Popular, Language, Religion, and Ethnicity), Population Geography, Economic Geography (Development and Industry), Agricultural Geography, and finally Urban Geography. Students will be expected to participate in numerous activities inside and outside of class including case studies and projects designed to expose them to the various perspectives and concepts related to human geography and its practical application throughout the social sciences. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the geographic significance of their local area and community, and the school year concludes with a special unit on resource management and other environmental issues in which geographic work has become increasingly groundbreaking. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2700E AP AM GVT & POL
12th
10.0 credits
1st Semester Course Only. eLearning AP Government course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "A" Approved

The nation's heritage and principles considered essential to federalism are emphasized. The basic functions of the United States political system at the national, state, and local levels are covered. Students enrolled in this course study the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government as interpreted through the Constitution, the amendments, and court decisions.



2740E ECONOMICS HP
12th
5.0 semester credits
2nd Semester Course Only.
UC - "G" Approved

The honors level of the Economics course provides students a more challenging and rigorous opportunity for greater depth of exploration and examine of the fundamental economic concepts of resource allocation, opportunity costs, scarcity, supply and demand, competition, and market structures. The elements of the United States market economy in a global setting, the influence of the United States government on the American economy, global trade, and comparative economic systems are reviewed. Students further their economic understanding acquired in previous courses and apply the learning tools of graphing, statistics, and equations. Students will use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity in this course as students analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2775E CULT EXP IN AM/ETHNIC STUD P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning Cultural Experiences in America course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

The Cultural Experiences in America/Ethnic Studies course aims to educate students to be politically, socially, economically conscious about their personal connections to local and global histories. By studying the histories of race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture, students will cultivate respect and empathy for individuals and solidarity with groups of people locally, nationally and globally so as to foster active social engagement and community building. Through historical documents and historical interpretations (both print and film), students will be able to (1) discuss their identities, including race, ethnicity, culture and nationality, (2) describe the ways in which these categories are socially constructed and how they affect students’ lives and the lives of others, (3) participate in grassroots community organization, and (4) explain the dynamics among internalized, interpersonal, and institutional oppression and resistance. Students learn that Americans, as descendants of many cultures, races, religions, and ethnic groups are bonded by a democratic vision of liberty, equality, and justice.



2820E PSYCHOLOGY P
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning Psychology course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

This course focuses on the scientific study of human development, learning, motivation, and personality. The growth and development of personality are studied, and various approaches to analyzing human behavior are included. Students develop basic concepts of psychology and a historical perspective on the study of individual behavior. Opportunities are provided to explore the implications and the scientific perspective of human behavior and how it relates to everyday life. Careers associated with the field of psychology are explored. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2821E AP PSYCHOLOGY
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP Psychology course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

This course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. By doing so, students learn about some of the explorations and discoveries made by psychologists over the past century. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology which include the biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural perspectives. Students learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice in order to come to an appreciation of how psychologists think. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2850E AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP European History course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "A" Approved

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of European History. All units of study include political, social, economic, intellectual, and religious components. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the Advanced Placement Program in European History are to develop an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, an ability to analyze historical evidence, and an ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



3870E AP STATISTICS
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
eLearning AP Statistics course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "C" Approved

The exploratory analysis of data uses graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and departures forming the patterns. Data is collected according to a well-developed plan of valid information and a conjecture is obtained. This course meets the approved "C" requirement for UC A-G.



4705E WORK EXPERIENCE GENERAL
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: An agreement between the employer, school, parent, and student. Recommendation of the work experience teacher coordinator is required. eLearning Work Experience course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.


This is an instructional program which, through a written cooperative arrangement, has as its purpose the application of basic skills of reading, writing and computation, and the acquisition of general and specific occupational skills by a combination of a supervised paid employment in any occupational field with related instruction in Work Experience Education and other courses in school. Students receive variable credit according to the number of hours worked and related instruction classes attended.


 

 

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