functions, scripts, and GIS software are used to investigate data sets related to discipline-specific projects. Geovisualization of results are communicated using map applications, dash boards, and story maps.
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: CULTURAL (11, 12) Tis introductory course explores the traditional subjects of cultural anthropology and the field’s growing concern with topics of everyday interest to mainstream U.S. society. Anthropology, in the broadest sense, is the study of humanity; socio-cultural anthropology in particular examines the distinctive and often intangible mechanisms that make us think and act, organize ourselves, and understand and experience the surrounding world the way we do. Tis course explores social and cultural diversity through a range of themes: economic and political organization, race and ethnicity, kinship and marriage, gender, religion, language, and globalization.
THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (11, 12) Tis course examines the framework of the American legal system and its impact on the environment in which business operates. Sources of law, including constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common law principles, that define the relationships between government and business; buyers and sellers of goods and services; and employers and
West Chester Area School District FULL-SCHOOL YEAR COURSES
These dual enrollment courses will be taught on site by WCASD teaching staff in cooperation with West Chester University. Students successfully completing this full-year college level course will receive six college credits from West Chester University and 2 credits from WCASD.
ADVANCED GEOSCIENCE: ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY
(11, 12) Blended learning class - 2 days double periods in-class/ 1 day online learning
During the first semester, the students will examine the formation and composition of the universe. In the second semester, students will study the Earth’s history, composition, and processes.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry. ADVANCED GEOSCIENCE:OCEANOGRAPHY AND
METEOROLOGY (11, 12) Blended learning class - 2 days double periods in-class/ 1 day online learning
employees are discussed. Students enrolled in a full-year business course may participate in DECA.
SPRING SEMESTER COURSES
ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II (11, 12) Continuation of basic language skills in speaking, reading and writing of modern Chinese with an emphasis on solid training at the beginning level. Te course focuses on providing students with the basic vocabulary needed for daily conversation. Elementary reading and limited writing introduced.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Elementary Japanese I
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (11, 12) In complex situations, the study of ethics will help individuals anticipate difficult choices, evaluate competing demands, and think through moral questions. Studying ethics develops background content and critical thinking skills to participate in conversations with others about what is best. Tese discussions and debates are necessary for contributing to something larger than ourselves. Tis course will provide an introduction to major theories and contemporary work in moral philosophy and offers tools for ethical decision making in our daily lives with an emphasis on the influence of culture, power, and privilege.
NUTRITION AND CULTURE (11, 12) Our physical and mental wellbeing are greatly impacted by diet and food choices, which are also directly affected by internal and external cultural influences. Culture-specific foods are associated with family traditions and celebrations (and feelings of comfort and pleasure). Tis course will examine the relationship between nutrition and multicultural practices, and will discuss the origins of traditional food preparation, contemporary consumption habits, and disease incidence among the majority and minority populations within the United States.
During the first semester, students will explore the physical and biological processes in the oceans. In the second semester, students will investigate the fundamental processes that determine the weather and climate on Earth.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry. WORK STUDY
WORK STUDY THEORY (11, 12) Neutrally Weighted
A general and specific related course to be taken in conjunction with Work Study I. Topics of discussion include personal and job safety, job applications, letters of application, resume, interview procedures, employer/employee relations, getting along with co-workers, attitude development towards work in general, progress on the job, personal budgeting, consumer responsibilities, bank services, taxpayer responsi- bilities with a focus on income tax form preparation (Federal and State), social security and insurance. Emphasis is placed on career exploration and research. Student occupational choices are based on personal abilities, interests, values, personality and overall lifestyle goals.
WORK STUDY 1, 2 (11, 12) Neutrally Weighted
Students enrolled in this course are responsible for finding a job outside of school. They will work in local business establishments under the supervision of community business managers/owners, with the collaborative supervision of their Work Study Coordinator. Work schedules, earnings and hours worked are filed with the Work Study Coordinator on a weekly basis.
Prerequisite: Students enrolled in Work Study I must be concurrently enrolled in Work Study Teory.
Students are required to work a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week for two consecutive semesters for 1.0 credit. Students in Work Study 2 will work twenty (20) hours per week for two consecutive semesters and may earn 2.0 credits. Students are released from school at the end of their last scheduled class, enabling them work and still have time to complete homework and other school related assignments. Students are required to attend monthly meetings with their Work Study Coordinator and MUST plan their work schedules accordingly.
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