Hornell Central School

ACE courses offered 2020-2021

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An introduction to the visual arts emphasizing the understanding and appreciation of art through a review of the elements and principles of art and design, as well as an examination of two- and three-dimensional art forms, methods and media. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Humanities.
Emphasizes the modern aspects of biology and its techniques. Includes biochemistry, cell structure and physiology, genetic mechanisms, a survey of the three domains of organisms, and plant structure and physiology. For math/science students (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/laboratory. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Maximum of 18 total students in a single LAB section. If more than 18 students are in the course, they must be broken up into at least 2 sections.
Emphasizes the modern aspects of biology and its techniques. Includes evolution, animal diversity, human and animal anatomy/physiology, animal behavior, reproduction and development, and ecology. For math/science students. Laboratory involves dissection of a preserved fetal pig and various vertebrate organs, as well as the use of living invertebrates. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/laboratory. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Maximum of 18 total students in a single LAB section. If more than 18 students are in the course, they must be broken up into at least 2 sections.
The four arithmetic processes and the algebra of business. Application of mathematics to typical business problems. Taxes, insurance, payroll, depreciation, trade and cash discounts, markup, simple interest and bank discounts, and financial statement analysis. (3 cr. hrs.)
Principles of chemistry and its quantitative aspects. Stoichiometry, characteristics of matter, structure and bonding, elementary thermochemistry, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Descriptive chemistry is integrated throughout the course. (4 cr. hrs) Lecture/laboratory. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Intended for, but not limited to, math/science students. It is recommended that students be familiar with algebraic and logarithmic calculations; high school physics is strongly suggested Maximum of 18 total students in a single LAB section. If more than 18 students are in the course, they must be broken up into at least 2 sections.
Principles of chemistry and its quantitative aspects. Stoichiometry, characteristics of matter, structure and bonding, elementary thermochemistry, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Descriptive chemistry is integrated throughout the course.(4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/laboratory. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences Intended for, but not limited to, math/science students. It is recommended that students be familiar with algebraic and logarithmic calculations; high school physics is strongly suggested Maximum of 18 total students in a single LAB section. If more than 18 students are in the course, they must be broken up into at least 2 sections.
Essay writing designed to sharpen the student's perceptions of the world through the study and use of non-fiction writings and to facilitate communications with correctness, clarity, unity, organization, and depth. Assignments include expository writing, argumentation, and research techniques.(3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Basic Communication.
Essay writing course designed to advance critical, analytical, and writing abilities begun in ENGL 1010. Literary analysis and interpretation on works of fiction, poetry, and drama.(3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Humanities and Basic Communication.
Designed to assist first-year students in adjusting to the college environment as well as becoming familiar with strategies for success. A general orientation to the resources of the college, essential academic success skills to better understand the learning process, and career exploration will be covered. (3 cr. hrs.) Lectures/discussions/activities.
Dreams and concepts brought to the New World and their development into America’s institutions and social fabric. Conflict and consensus among groups, dilemmas facing revolutionaries and reformers, and ways economic, political and social changes have occurred. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in American History.
End of the Civil War to the present. Topics include: industrial-urbanization, racism, sexism, the new manifest destiny, political changes, and the growth of a modern nation. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in American History.
Development of facility in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language through a systematic review of its structure. Representative readings as an introduction to Spanish civilizations. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/recitation/laboratory. Upper-level course. Meets General Education requirement in Foreign Languages.
A thorough analysis of the language; intensive discussion of grammar, usage, style and vocabulary, enhancing expression through composition, oral reports and more informed class discussions and conversations. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/recitation/laboratory. Essential for Spanish majors who plan to take upper-level language and literature studies. Upper-level course. Meets General Education requirement in Foreign Languages.