Currently Approved Innovative Courses- Foundation and Enrichment

 

Currently Approved Innovative Courses- Foundation and Enrichment

Please direct any questions or requests for course requirements and course descriptions to the contact listed next to each course.  

Course Name

PEIMS Code

AAR Abbreviation

Credits

Contact

Expiration

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language

Content-Based ESOL for Science IA/B

N1280010

ESOL-SCI

1/2-1

Susie Coultress

TBD*

The Content-Based ESOL for Science course will be a companion course to the EngSOL I course now offered at International Newcomer Academy (INA) and Language Center programs and, as such, will be a means for the high school recent-arrival immigrant students in these programs to earn elective ESOL credit while earning required English credit through EngSOL I.

Newcomers English Language Development (NELD) A & B

N1280042
N1280043

NELDA
NELDB

1

Susie Coultress

TBD*

The Newcomers English Language Development courses are designed to provide instructional opportunities for secondary level recent immigrant students with little or no English proficiency. The development of communicative competence occurs through targeted lessons based on students needs.

Social Intelligence for ESL Students

N1280041

SIESL

1/2-1

Susie Coultress

TBD*

This course provides ESL students with the necessary knowledge and skills required for successful adaptation to a new community and educational environment. Students will learn skills to navigate through social situations such as conflict resolution, communication, decision making, cultural awareness, etc.

English Language Arts

Research Methods in the Humanities

N1100013

RESHUM

1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Through the study of the humanities, students explore the idea that we see the world through the filter of our own culture. By bringing together analysis of visual media, auditory media, and written media, the course teaches students how analytical thinking applies across all fields of study and how analytical thinking applies to their day-to-day lives.

Fine Arts

Acting Methods I-IV

N1170123
N1170124
N1170125
N1170126

ACTMET1
ACTMET2
ACTMET3
ACTMET4

1

Jessica Snyder

2014-2015

This tier of courses develops proficiency in acting by promoting an understanding of the methods, principles, practices and vocabulary common for all acting styles from Greek through Shakespeare to modern texts. The students will study monologues and scenes from a variety of historical periods and acting styles.

Advanced Acting/American Drama

N1170113

ADVACTAD

1

Jessica Snyder 

2014-2015

The course will include the detailed study, analysis, and performance of the works of major twentieth century American playwrights, including Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Lillian Hellman, Eugene ONeill, and Neal Simon.

Advanced Acting: Shakespeare

N1170089

ADVACTSH

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Students will read from a selection of Shakespeares comedies and tragedies and apply analysis and interpretation. The curriculum will include diction work and scene acting with an emphasis on keeping the language alive and the acting natural.

Advanced Acting: World Drama

N1170122

ADVACTWD

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

This course includes a detailed study and performance of the works of major world playwrights from the Greeks to the present day. Scenes are analyzed, rehearsed, and presented.

Advanced Lighting and Stage Design

N1170088

ADVLISDE

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Students will analyze plays for design elements and production requirements, create light plots, and design scenery for specific productions from literal drawings to public performance.

Art Design I-II

N1170139
N1170140

ADES1
ADES2

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Art Design I-II combines in-depth foundation studies using elements and principles of design with skills and techniques as applied to the construct of stand-alone artistic compositions.

Art Design & Production for Advanced Visual Arts

N1170120

ADPAVAS

1/2-2

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

This course is designed to ensure that advanced visual art magnet students are grounded in the elements of art, principles of design, critical analysis, and cultural heritage as well as challenged at an advanced skill level.

Childrens Theatre

N1170084

CHILDTHE

1/2

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Students will read selected childrens theatre play scripts, learn the techniques of performing for children, rehearse, and perform childrens shows. Recommended prerequisite: Theatre Arts, Level I.

Classical Studies in Dance

N1170175CLASDAN1Jessica Snyder2014-2015

This course develops the student's understanding of the fundamental principles, practices, and vocabulary common to classical studies in dance and fundamental to the Classical Movement that began under the reign of King Louis IV and further developed during the Renaissance.

Contemporary Studies in Dance I-IV

N1170030
N1170031
N1170032
N1170033

CSDANCE1
CSDANCE2
CSDANCE3
CSDANCE4

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

These courses develop an understanding of fundamental principles, practices, and vocabulary common to Contemporary Studies in Dance and fundamental to the Modern Movement, which broke away from the classical traditions of ballet.

Dance Composition I-IV

N1170127
N1170128
N1170129
N1170130

DANCOMP1
DANCOMP2
DANCOMP3
DANCOMP4

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Dance Composition I-IV is a practical exploration of a variety of processes and elements that may be used in the study of creating dances. Students will create their own dance studies in response to a variety of assigned choreographic exercises.

Dance Performance Ensemble I-IV

N1170034
N1170035
N1170036
N1170037

DANCEPE1
DANCEPE2
DANCEPE3
DANCEPE4

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Dance Performance Ensemble I-IV is an intense interdisciplinary program that combines performance elements such as dance, music, costume, and theatrical design with performance opportunities for small dance ensembles.

Dance Theory I-IV

N1170131
N1170132
N1170133
N1170134

DANTHY1
DANTHY2
DANTHY3
DANTHY4

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Dance Theory I-IV orients students to the field of dance as an academic discipline, profession, and art form. This course supplies students with information and processes of inquiry to facilitate their own decision making as they proceed in the field of dance and promotes critical thinking skills that are the foundation for this course.

Directing for the Stage

N1170119

STAGEDIR

1

Jessica Snyder

2014-2015

This course provides for the analysis and application of techniques used in theatrical directing. Students will be able to plan, execute, and critically discuss a theatrical production.

Jazz Improvisation I-IV

N1170026
N1170027
N1170028
N1170029

JAZZIMP1
JAZZIMP2
JAZZIMP3
JAZZIMP4

1

Jessica Snyder

2014-2015

This is a performance-based Jazz Improvisation class focusing on music of the 20th century. Students will research and perform music in various genres such as Jazz, Blues, and Rhythm and Blues.

Intermediate Acting: Comedy and Improvisation

N1170083

COMMPRO

1/2

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Students will become familiar with the comedic genre through the ages by studying the art of comedys masters. They will practice verbal and physical comedy and perform monologues, scenes, and plays by comedic writers. Students will learn how to create scenes through improvisation.

Music Business I-II

N1170137
N1170138

MUSBUS1
MUSBUS2

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

The business of music is a global multi-billion dollar industry comprised of relatively small numbers of individuals creating the music, but a large number working at labels, distribution companies, publishing companies, recording studios, artist management, promotion, producing, and legal counsel.

Music Composition I-II

N1170135
N1170136

MUSCOM1
MUSCOM2

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Music Composition I-II explores the creative process of writing music by developing basic tools composers use to construct music. The students will operate within the context of a supportive and open-minded environment for critical discussions.

Music Production I

N1170121

MUSPROI

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

This course is designed to supplement the traditional performance-based school music curriculum with knowledge and skills increasingly more relevant to 21st century musical practices.

Music Production II (Audio Technology)

N1170025

MUSPROII

1

Jessica Snyder

2014-2015

Music Production II (audio technology) serves as an overview to entering the professional world of audio engineering and the recording of sound. The course will focus on the fundamentals of music production and recording with an emphasis on hard-disc recording utilizing industry standard hardware and software.

Musical Theatre I-IV

N1170069
N1170109
N1170110
N1170115

MUSTHEA1
MUSTHEA2
MUSTHEA3
MUSTHEA4

1/2-1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Musical Theatre will expose students to a wide range of on-stage performance disciplines, including acting performance, vocal performance, and dance performance. The course will also provide an atmosphere in which students benefit from a teaching and learning experience in these performance disciplines of musical theatre.

Physical Theatre  

N1170180PHYTHE1Jessica Snyder  2014-2015

Physical Theatre, now a degree course in many colleges, is a one-year course of study encompassing abstract movement, corporal and illusionary mime, neutral and 3-D mask work, and Commedia dell'Arte.

Playwriting I-IV

N1170141
N1170142
N1170143
N1170144

PLWRT1
PLWRT2
PLWRT3
PLWRT4

1

Jessica Snyder

2014-2015

This tier of courses is designed to help students develop an individual voice as a writer and strengthen the students understanding of dramatic structure. The students study the development of the play as a literary form and explore the ways different modern writers use structure, dialogue and characterization.

Scenography I-IV

N1170038
N1170039
N1170040
N1170041

SCENOGR1
SCENOGR2
SCENOGR3
SCENOGR4

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Scenography is the art of creating performance environments. Students examine and develop work through the exploration of the personal creative process in relation to the demands of professional practice.

Stage Combat / Theatrical Movement

N1170118

SCOMTNOV

1

Jessica Snyder  

2014-2015

Students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement and apply these skills effectively to stage acting and performing. The course is designed to employ stage movement to express thoughts, feelings, and actions and to analyze and describe the interdependence of all physical elements used on the stage.

Health and Physical Education

Comprehensive Wellness

N1150043

COMPWEL

1/2

Barney Fudge  

TBD*

Comprehensive Wellness is the integration of body, mind, emotions, and behaviors to help students make a conscious decision toward a lifetime of health and wellness. The course provides students with essential knowledge and skills to improve attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors for optimal physical and emotional health.

PE3: PE for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

N1160010

PE3MBS

1/2

Barney Fudge 

TBD*

This course is for students who may need additional support in reaching their Healthy Fitness Zone in the Fitnessgram, especially in the area of Body Mass Index (BMI). The course is designed to work with each individual in the context of their life-physically, nutritionally, socially, and psychologically.

 Team Sport Officiating

N1160012TEAMOFF1/2-1Barney FudgeTBD*

The Team Sport Officiating course will teach students rules and regulations of selected team sports, developing skills in the areas of communication, decision making, and conflict management needed to officiate team sport competitions, working with coaches, players, other officials, and parents.

Mathematics

Contemporary Math Topics

N1110024

CNTMTH

1/2

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Students are introduced to contemporary topics in mathematics, high-interest areas of mathematics on the cutting edge of research falling under the general categories of fractals, fitting arrangements, modern geometries, topology, chaos, automata, modern number theory, and the beckoning proofs of pure mathematics.

History of Math I

N1110022

HSTMTH1

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Students are introduced to the history of mathematics, from its earliest beginnings to the end of the sixteenth century. Students learn about early number systems and symbols, mathematics in early civilizations, Greek mathematics, Alexandrian mathematics, and mathematics during the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

History of Math II

N1110027

HSTMTH2

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Students are introduced to the modern history of mathematics, how mathematics has developed over the last 300 years. Students learn about the dawn of modern mathematics with the advent of Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz, the development of probability theory under Pascal, Bernoulli, and Laplace, the renaissance of number theory through the genius of Fermat, Euler, and Gauss, the development of non-Euclidean geometry by Bolyai and Lobachevsky, the invention of set theory by Georg Cantor, and the emergence of point-set topology at the hands of its creators, Frechet and Hausdorff.

Linear Algebra

N1110021

LINALG

1/2

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Students are introduced to linear algebra, a subject that has widespread applications in other areas of mathematics such as probability theory, multivariable calculus, and differential equations as well as in the physical and social sciences and engineering.

Modern Geometry

N1110019

MODGEO

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

This course is designed to explore concepts and development of non-Euclidean geometry, including projective, spherical, and hyperbolic geometries.

Multivariable Calculus

N1110018

MULTCAL

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Multivariable Calculus takes the concepts learned in the single variable calculus course and extends them to multiple dimensions.

Linear Programming

N1110026

LINPROG

1/2

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

Students are introduced to the six steps used to solve linear programming problems and will practice each one. Students learn the process and techniques of using linear programming. Students research the historical development, purpose, and application of linear programming and apply the methods they have learned to real-world situations in a chosen career.

Number Theory

N1110025

NUMTHY

1/2

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

The topics of study contribute to the students enhanced understanding of historical developments, proofs, and discoveries of mathematical numerical relationships.

Strategic Learning for High School Math

N1110030

STLNHSM

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

2014-2015

This course is intended to create strategic mathematical learners from underprepared mathematics students. The basic understandings will stimulate students to think about their approach to mathematical learning.

Science

Electricity and Magnetism

N1120043

ELECMAG

1/2

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Electricity and Magnetism is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to the concepts of electricity and electronics for the student who plans to major in an engineering discipline at the university level. With a concentrated and extended study of electricity and magnetism, the student will be aptly prepared to enter the highly competitive university environment.

Introduction to Renewable Energy

N1120042

RENEWEN

1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

This course provides the foundation for a deeper understanding of the problems, issues, perspectives, and developments in the areas of bio-fuels, solar and wind energy. A significant focus of the course will be on critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and communication of ideas relating to renewable energy.

Modern Physics

N1120041

MODPHY

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Students will gain an understanding of how science works, what motivates it, how initially promising ideas are refuted by continued research, and the consequences of science on other fields and society in general.

Organic Chemistry

N1120027

ORGCHEM

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Organic Chemistry is an introductory course that is designed for the student who intends to continue future study in the sciences. The student will learn the concepts and applications of organic chemistry.

Planet Earth

N1120040

PLNEAR

1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Planet Earth focuses on the complex, dynamic relationship between the planet and its life, tracing it through the Earths geologic history. Portions of the course include the emerging, integrative science now being referred to as Geobiology at the college level.

Science and Technology

N1120039

SCITECH

1/2-1

Kelly Callaway

TBD*

Science and Technology (SciTech) is a high-level, hands-on science and engineering course. Through self and peer evaluation, SciTech requires students to interact verbally, in writing, and through improving the performance of devices.

* To be Determined: The expiration of these courses coincide with the adoption of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the related subject area.


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Austin, TX 78701-1401
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