Wayland-Cohocton 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.
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.
Introduction to personal budgeting, including budget preparation and analysis, understanding credit reporting agency procedures and credit reports, overview of types of credit, effective credit card use, and establishing financial goals. (.5 cr. hr.) (Note**This course could be incorporated into a business course already offered at the high school).
Understanding of individual and workplace needs as they relate to professionalism, team building, and career growth. Topic areas include human relations, business ethics, business etiquette, team building concepts, and career enrichment. (3 cr. hrs.) Discussion/participation and role-playing exercises. May be taught in a simulated work environment.
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.
Development of greater facility in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the language through a systematic review of its structures. Representative readings introduce the civilization of France. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/recitation/laboratory. Upper level course. Meets the 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.) Meets General Education requirement in Foreign Languages. Upper level course. Essential for French majors who plan to take upper-level language and Literature studies.
Surveys the foundations of the major cultures of today’s world from the beginning of recorded history to the early modern age, with an emphasis on how these developments continue to shape the human experience. Studentswill utilize methods of the social sciences by researching, interpreting, and communicating an understanding of primary and secondary historical sources.This world history course studies human patterns of interaction with a particular focus on change over time, global exchange, and those phenomenathat connect people, places and ideas across regional boundaries. (3 Cr. hrs.) Prerequisite: Eligible to take ENGL 1010. 
 Surveys the cultural changes and continuities of selected world societies during the early modern and modern eras, from the sixteenth century CE to the present. Students will utilize methods of the social sciences by researching, interpreting, and communicating an understanding of primary and secondary historical sources. This world history course studies human patterns of interaction with a particular focus on change over time, global exchange, and those phenomena that connect people, places and ideas across regional boundaries, with an emphasis on the shaping of the modern age and the implications for the future of the global community. (3 cr. hrs.) (ASN). Prerequisite: Eligible to take ENGL 1010. Writing in content area.
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.
An introduction to psychology. Includes scientific method,measurement in psychology, motivation, learning, thinkingand problem solving, perception, behavior disorders andvarieties of treatment, biological basis of behavior, socialdeterminants of behavior, human development and personality.3 cr hrs
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.