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    PSRC Online Course List
     
     
     

    ACT/SAT Preparation
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite - Completed Geometry
    This course is designed to improve both the test taking skills and the creative writing ability of students. The course deals with analogies, sentence completion, and reading comprehension, as well as working with algebra, geometry, and quantitative comparisons on both the ACT and SAT. Students are provided practice exercises on both tests, test-taking techniques relevant to each test, and explanations of scoring procedures for better understanding of score reports.

    African American Studies 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of African Americans and the significant contributions they have made in economic, political, social and cultural development in the United States.

    American Indian Studies 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is designed to provide students with the diverse history and culture of American Indians. Students will be immersed in America's oldest and continuous civilization with a focus on the American Indians of North Carolina.

    Earth/Environmental Science 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the scientific study of the planet earth. Students will learn the basic principles underlying the disciplines of geology, meterorology, climatology, oceanography, and astronomy. Emphasis will be placed on in-depth understanding through use of science process skills in analysis of real earth data in laboratory situations.

    Earth/Environmental Science (HONORS) 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course covers the same goals as Earth/Environmental Science but consists of more in-depth study. An independent research project will be required.

    English III 
    Credit: 1 Unit
    Grade Level: 11
    Prerequisite: English II
    This course emphasizes the study of American Literature. The fundamentals of language and composition are also integrated within the course. Composition consists of journal writing, essays, book reports, and a research paper.

    English III (HONORS) 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 11
    Prerequisite - English II
    This course covers all the goals in English III but consists of more in-depth study. A preparatory course for post-secondary work, the course includes the study of the fundamentals of expository writing with emphasis on analytical essays and research techniques. Vocabulary study, language, and oral written composition are an integral part of the course. Students will complete at least one major documented research paper plus additional independent reading.

    English IV 
    Credit: 1 Unit
    Grade Level: 12
    Prerequisite: English III
    This course is designed to culminate the basic structures that have been covered in previous years. Efforts will be made to give students an awareness of the important role that the English language plays in society. Emphasis will be placed on writing clear and logical compositions and on research writing. Oral and written communication skills are incorporated in the study of British Literature.

    English IV (HONORS) 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 12
    Prerequisite - English III
    This course covers all the goals in English IV but consists of more in-depth study. A preparatory course for post-secondary work, the course offers stylistic patterns of essay organization, narration, and persuasion. Techniques of argumentation are developed through inductive reasoning. Reading, viewing, listening, and speaking skills are incorporated into an in-depth study of English literature by periods. At least two major research papers are required.

    Sociology 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is a study of social institutions, their origins, their changes, and the issues confronting them. Focus is on such concepts as socialization, social institutions, social stratification and social change.
     

    Sociology (HONORS)
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is a study of social institutions, their origins, their changes, and the issues confronting them. Focus is on such concepts as socialization, social institutions, social stratification and social change.
     

    Spanish I 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12 (Priority will be given to Juniors and Seniors)
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course emphasizes the development of cultural understanding, speaking, and comprehension skills. Reading and writing skills are based on what is first learned orally.

    Spanish II 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 10, 11, 12 (Priority will be given to Juniors and Seniors)
    Prerequisite - Spanish I
    This course is based on a commitment to the development of the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Pronunciation which would be acceptable to the native speaker, with grammatical accuracy and adequate fluency, is stressed.

    Success 101 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is designed to help all students be successful in school and in life. Topics covered include study skills, self-assessment, interpersonal relationships, problem solving, and career planning.


    World History 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course will give students a varied and selected background in World History through a study of the development of various governments and cultures throughout the world. The study begins with early civilizations and continues through recent times. Each civilization studied is examined through its art, architecture, literature, music, and system of beliefs.

    World History (HONORS) 
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Grade Level - 9
    Prerequisite - NONE
    This course is designed as a preparatory course for college history, covering man and his development from prehistoric times to the present. This course will include all of the goals of World History but in greater depth.