Spencer-VanEtten 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.
Surveys the animal kingdom with emphasis on diversity, complexity, ecology and sustainability. Emphasizes animal biology, including organ systems and genetics. Designed for the non-major. (3 cr. hrs.) (Spring). Prerequisite: Eligible to take ENGL 1010. Lecture/laboratory. Lab fee Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.
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.
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.
This course introduces fundamental elements of pitch, rhythm, musical notation and symbols, major and minor scales, intervals and tonality. Course work will involve both written and aural skills. (3 cr. hrs.) Lecture/Listening/Practice/Discussion.
Music notation, scales, modes, keys, intervals, simple chord progressions, elementary sight singing, and elementary keyboard accompaniment using primary chords. (3 cr. hrs.) Lecture. Appropriate for the student planning elementary education as a career. Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Humanities.