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During this course, we are going to explore the answers to the following questions: Who are you? Where are you going? How are you going to get there?
The Career English class serves as an introduction to career opportunities that will be available to students. This class will enable students to begin making decisions about their future career goals through evaluating their interests, values, hobbies, personalities, skills, knowledge, etc. Students will learn how to complete such business communications as resumes, cover letters, and job applications. They will practice job interviews and may have the opportunity to job shadow. In addition to selecting career possibilities, the students will begin exploring post-secondary education and/or training that will be required for their chosen career choices. Students will also practice communications and cooperative group skills. Employers often state that the way an employee works with others is one of the most important attributes desired. The students will be taught communication/English grammar and writing skills as they apply in the work place. They will also be reading short stories and novels which deal with careers. The Career English course uses an activity-oriented approach designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles, especially for students motivated by hands-on instruction.
Composition - LAL101
This is a dual-credit three-hour college freshman English course through MACC. This course teaches process writing, from pre-writing to revision. Focus is on reading and critical thinking, essay writing, and literary analysis. The course provides practice in computer-assisted writing and oral communication. In order to take this course for dual-credit, students must have the MACC required ACT or COMPASS test score.
This course is designed to explore the creative aspects of acting, both in performing and watching others perform. Students will read plays, perform skits, and work on prop production.
This course concentrates on improving reading analysis and writing skills. Students will be expected to read critically and write in a well-organized manner. Students will also prepare for the ACT test.
English IV - American Literature
This is a three hour dual-credit course through MACC. Students will read and analyze poems, short stories, book excerpts, and plays by American Authors, written from 1870 to the present. This is an intensive reading and writing course.
English IV - College Prep
This is a first semester course. Students will explore and apply to colleges. They will search for and apply for scholarships. At the end of the semester, students will be introduced to a variety of Shakespeare plays.
Exposition - LAL102
This is a three-hour college credit course through MACC. Students will learn to write formal MLA style research papers. This course teaches research writing as a creative endeavor that requires originality, organization, critical thinking, and persuasive ability. Students need a skeptical approach when conducting research, considering sources, and synthesizing information.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will
• Demonstrate academic research techniques,
• Incorporate secondary research into original writings,
• Use argument for effective evaluation and persuasion,
• Write more than 16 pages of prose that reflects writing as a process and Standard English.
This course is a three-hour dual-credit course through MACC. This course studies the role of speaking in communication in both formal and informal situations. The course includes a study of the communication process, the role of the listener, methods of speech organization, informative and persuasive techniques, and effective delivery.
Bienvenido a mi clase de español. (Welcome to my Spanish class.)
Spanish will focus on enabling students to learn Spanish vocabulary, to begin to communicate effectively in Spanish, and to understand and respect a different culture. Students will develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills through various activities including role-play, conversations, skits, written exercises, reading literature, song, videos, maps, online activities and projects.
Bienvenido a mi clase de español II. (Welcome to my Spanish II class.) This is a second-year Spanish course. Spanish II will focus on enabling students to use the Spanish vocabulary they learned in Spanish I as well as learn new vocabulary, to communicate effectively in Spanish, both written and spoken, and to understand and respect a different culture.