Notre Dame High 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.
Theories and practices of American Federal Government with emphasis on the national level. Changing relationships between the branches of the national government, policy formulation, political parties, pressure groups, and the growth of presidential powers. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Western Civilization.
Service Learning Requirements, obligations, and strategies for successful community service. Historical impact of community service in U.S. society. Emphasis on benefits of civic engagement and lifelong community involvement. Setting work and commitment expectations, identifying skills, and learning basic skills essential to volunteer situations. (1 cr. Hr.) May be taken up to 3 times for a total of not more than 3 credit hours.
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.