Sayre Area 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
Communication, decision making, and critical thinking facilitated by the use of software using online tools and word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases in a simulated business environment to support other required business courses. (3 cr. hrs.)
Basic areas of personal finance, such as banking, home financing, insurance, investments, credit financing, and retirement planning. (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.) Lecutres/discussions/activities. 
An intuitive approach to statistics. Analysis and description of numerical data using frequency distributions, histograms and measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary theory of probability with applications of binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-square, linear regression, and correlation. The statistical computer language Minitab will be used. (4 cr. hrs.) Graphing calculator required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 recommended.
The characteristics of elementary real functions including algebraic and graphical analysis, inequalities, absolute values, logarithms, trigonometry of real numbers, plane analytic geometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers and Binomial Theorem. (4 cr. hrs.). A graphing calculator without a CAS (Computer Algebra System) is required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 recommended. Meets SUNY General Education requirements in Mathematics.
The first semester of differential and integral single variable calculus. Basic theory using algebraic and trigonometric function and applications are covered concurrently. Topics include limits, derivatives, considered by algebraically and graphically, differentials and their use as approximations, the indefinite and definite integrals with applications to areas, volumes, surface area, arc length, moments and center of mass. (4 cr. hrs.) Graphing calculator required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 recommended. Cannot receive credit for this course and MATH 1510-1520. Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Mathematics.
Awareness and participation in a positive, balanced wellness lifestyle. Dimensions of wellness, health related assessments, and the development of personal wellness action plan. (1cr. hr.) Cannot earn credit for this course and HLTH 1207.