Watkins Glen High School

ACE courses offered 2020-2021

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Theories, principles, and procedures related to financial or general accounting.  Generally accepted   accounting principles as they relate to the valuation of assets and equities and the measurement of accrual-based income. (4 cr. hrs.)  
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part writing, harmonic analysis, modulation, melodic and harmonic dictation. (3 cr. hrs.) Lecture. Upper-level course. Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Humanities.
Development of conversational fluency in ASL. Students will accurately recognize and produce ASL with appropriate non-manual behaviors and grammatical features. Development of linguistic/cultural behaviors conducive to the deaf community and awareness of, and respect for deaf culture. Receptive and expressive skills are fostered. (4 cr. hrs.) (ASN). Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL 1010. Lecture/laboratory. Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Foreign Language for students who transfer to programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education or to careers in health or social service agencies where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing-impaired.
Continued development of conversational fluency in ASL. Emphasis on the production and comprehension of increasingly complex linguistic expressions through dialogue and conversation. More complex receptive and expressive skills are fostered through interactive ASL lessons and participatory activities. (4 cr. hrs.) (ASN). Prerequisite: SIGN 1010. Lecture/laboratory. Meets CCC General Education requirement in Foreign Language for students who transfer to programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education or to careers in health or social service agencies where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing-impaired.
Continued focus on specific grammatical and cultural topics using non-manual signals and markers. Emphasis is on greater fluency in idiomatic language usage and mastery of vocabulary and syntax. Skill is enhanced through in-class interactions with native language users. (4 cr. hrs.) (ASN). Prerequisite: SIGN 1020. Lecture/laboratory. Meets CCC General Education requirement in Foreign Language for students who transfer to programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education or to careers in health or social service agencies where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing-impaired. Upper-level course.
Continued development of grammatical features of ASL, specialized vocabulary and the use of locatives, numbers and fingerspelling. The use of space in ASL discourse will be expanded. Deaf culture will continue to be focused. (4 cr. hrs.) (ASN). Prerequisite: SIGN 2010. Lecture/laboratory. Meets CCC General Education requirement in Foreign Languages for students who transfer to programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education or to careers in health or social service agencies where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing-impaired. Upper-level course.
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.