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Kathy Connelly

High School Counselor

College In The Schools

These college courses will be offered for the 2018-19 school year at Hayfield High School as CIS or College in the Schools.

BIOL 1220: GENERAL BIOLOGY I

4 Credits (.5 credit for high school)

Grading System A-F: Course offered through Riverland Community College, course offered first semester

 

This course is one of two introductory courses in biology. It is a cellular-based approach to the foundational principles of biology, and it addresses basic life processes at molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels, principles of evolution, and interactions among organisms. (Prerequisites: None). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 3/Natural Sciences, Goal 10/People and the Environment.

 

BIOL 1230: GENERAL BIOLOGY II

4 Credits (.5 credit for high school)

Grading System A-F: Course offered through Riverland Community College, course offered second semester

 

This course is one of two introductory biology courses. It is an organism-based study of the diversity of living organisms including the structure and function of organisms to incorporate how they carry out basic life processes (e.g., gas exchange, nutrition). Students study the comparative anatomy and physiology and the evolutionary history and relationships among organisms, addressing key adaptations to survival of selected organisms. (Prerequisites: None). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.

 

COMP 111 – DIGITAL WORLD **Diploma with Distinction Course**

3 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; semester course offered through Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)

 

This course assumes that you already have a basic idea of how to use computers for everyday applications, but would like to find out more about what’s really going on in this digital world that we live in, and how to improve your efficiency and effectiveness using digital tools.  It is recommended whether or not you’re majoring in Computer Science, as it provides a general background that all computer users will benefit from, and will give insights about the users’ experience to those who are likely to be designing new computer systems.

In this course we will help you to better understand the digital devices you use every day and show you how to work more efficiently and effectively with computers and computer-based devices.  We will also examine the effect digital technologies have on society and individuals, including new risks and new ethical issues.

The goal of the course is that students will be able to work efficiently and effectively in our digital world.  The emphasis is not so much on how to use existing technologies, but to evaluate whatever new technology they may encounter, and be discerning when using digital technology in their work so that their use of technology is both efficient and effective; this may include choosing not to use a technology if it has a negative impact, whether on efficiency, effectiveness, or in terms of ethical or societal implications.

 

COLLEGE ENGLISH will include two courses Reading and Writing Critically 1 and Reading and Writing Critically II

 

ENGL 1117 – READING AND WRITING CRITCALLY I **Diploma with Distinction Course**

4 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College, course offered first semester

 

This course introduces students to various writing strategies for both single and multiple-source essays. By critically reading and responding, students will practice expository, analytical, and persuasive modes of communication to develop critical thinking and writing skills, culminating in limited research projects.

 

ENGL 1118 – READING AND WRITING CRITICALLY II **Diploma with Distinction Course**

4 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College, course offered second semester

 

This course English 1118 continues the development of writing skills begun in ENGL 1117 and concludes with emphasis on writing from multiple sources. This course fosters a deeper appreciation of language and literature by having students read, examine, and respond to a variety of literary works. A particular focus of this course is the development of the crucial skill of critical interpretation. Emphasis on the relationship between form and content will help students to formulate opinions and responses, forming the basis for their analytical and artistic judgments. Students will examine external resources, develop additional critical thinking skills, and analyze and synthesize texts by combining documented and textual evidence in a major research project. Recommended Entry Skills/Knowledge: College level reading and writing skills.

 

FSCI 1000 Principals of Food Science **Diploma with Distinction Course**

This course will include an overview of scientific principles applied to food systems and will cover chemistry & composition, nutrition & health, and sensory evaluation of foods. An overview of the food industry including an examination of the farm-to-fork movement based on both US and global food production and processing systems will be performed. Review of current food trends including organic, natural and other traditional/conventional vs. emerging/newer foods will be undertaken. Exploration of how animal/plant commodities are processed into finished foods will supplement discussion of diverse food industry careers prior to delving into modular topics. A special emphasis on real-world, creative problem solving will provide students with skills helpful in pursuing careers in research & development, plant operations, or business & entrepreneurship. The use of innovation and design thinking skills to enhance learning outcomes through academic and industry environments are included.

 

FOODS 3  **Diploma with Distinction Course**

No immediate college credit (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

 

Foods 3 is an in-depth study of the food industry, including restaurant and hospitality careers, restaurants as a business, and the continuing study of culinary arts.  Student will participate in the “running” of a restaurant and multiple cooking labs.

This is an intensive college level class where students can earn a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (COA). Earning the COA can give you a leg up in your job search, and opens the door to collegiate opportunities.

Numerous restaurant, food service and hospitality programs offer benefits to ProStart graduates.  These benefits include scholarships, class credits and credit towards work experience requirements.  To earn the ProStart National COA, a student must pass “The Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts” Level 1 and Level 2 exams, document 400 hours of work experience and demonstrate proficiency on more than 50 workplace competencies.  Work experience can come from paid jobs, school-based enterprises or relevant volunteer work.

 

MATH 1110 – COLLEGE ALGEBRA **Diploma with Distinction Course**

3 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course covers the basics of college level algebra emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The topics covered range from a basic algebra review to exploration of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions along with a study of rational expressions, inverse relations, function operations, complex numbers, and systems of equations.

 

MATH 1120 – TRIGONOMETRY **Diploma with Distinction Course**

4 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course builds on the computational, problem solving, and graphing skills learned in previous math courses.  The topics covered in this course include trigonometric ratios, functions, graphs, identities, equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solution of the general triangle and other applications, conic sections, polar coordinates, and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 1110 or equivalent.

 

SPAN 2001 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH l  **Diploma with Distinction Course**

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College
This course presents a comprehensive review and continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language) standards.  It includes special emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing in order to increase proficiency.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  This course is intended for students who have successfully completed two years of high school Spanish.  This course will be one year and students can receive 4 credits through Riverland.

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

MATH 2021 – FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS **Diploma with Distinction Course**

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course is an introduction of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression.  The use of statistical software is included in this course. Prerequisite: Math 0660 or Math 0670 or qualifying score on placement test.
SPAN 2002 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II **Diploma with Distinction Course**

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish 2001 or approximately three years of high school Spanish.  Course content focuses on strengthening speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish in accordance with the standards of ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages).  Emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition.  Cultural and literary materials will develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  Extensive study creates a comparison of the cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. This course is 1 year and students will receive 4 college credits from Riverland.