COURSES

Challenging core courses. A growing number of career cluster classes. And electives to spark all sorts of new interests. iForward’s extensive course catalog is always changing to meet students’ needs. So check back often. Who knows what you’ll discover?

MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL

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English

English I (Freshmen & Required)
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: What can you see? Somebody (your teacher) really wants to know. This is one course in which what you see and what you say really matters. No two people experience books, plays, or community events in exactly the same way, and no two people describe their experiences with the same words. How clearly can you see what is happening before you? How compellingly can you describe what you saw to others? In this course, you will find out. Great books, short stories, poems and plays convey messages and feelings that make them great. In this course, you will learn how to look for the message. You will learn how to trust your feelings about that message. And you will learn how to express clearly and convincingly what you think. The purpose of this course is to give you the tools to see and hear with real understanding, and to communicate with real conviction.

English II (Sophomores & Required)
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Dreams (both achieved and unfulfilled) have powered the writings of authors from ancient Greece to the present day. Dreams about conquering nature, being respected, or even winning the lottery have given authors memorable characters and limitless storylines. In this course, you will sample some of these storylines. You will also get to create some dreams and stories of your own. In addition to evaluating the plot and characters of well-known writers, you will learn to identify themes, create dialogue, and appeal to emotions. You will study various forms of communication including: oral, visual, electronic and textual. You will also develop your own ability to communicate dreams and aspirations with conviction. Great authors have something to say and the ability to say it well. This course will show you how they do it, and will invite you to do the same.

Prerequisites: English I

English III
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Extra, extra, read all about it!" It's all right here in black and white, in the pages of The Virtual Times newspaper. Published at key periods in our American history, The Virtual Times takes us right into the action. The writing is clear and concise. The stories and opinions give us perspective. The sports and entertainment sections give us the color and flavor of the times. In English III, the writing and insights of authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times. You'll gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. You'll discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. You'll also be asked to observe, investigate and report on stories of today. The goal is to be thorough, accurate and compelling in your writing. Perhaps in times to come, people will want to read what you thought and wrote. (each segment is 0.5 credit)

English IV
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Come explore the world of big ideas in English IV, where you are able to choose which path you will travel first as you explore highly-engaging, thematic units. Each path will guide you through a series of literary pieces that allow you to analyze the political, social, economic, and cultural messages of its time as well as its relevance to the world you live in today. Each path revolves around a central theme. The works in the course span a period of over 1000 years and have been written by authors who share common ideas, but employ a variety of literary genres to express their views. Whether it is the dramatic ending of a play, or the colorful images in a verse of poetry, the words of these authors will leave you with a new understanding of the world around you. As you travel down each path, you will create authentic work pieces that will engage you in higher-level learning and provide you with a greater understanding of literature and its connection to the world.

Health

Health and Personal Wellness
0.5 Credits

Description: This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they study behavior change and set health goals to work on throughout the semester. Additional topics of study include healthy relationships, reproductive health, disease transmission, substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.

Life Management Skills
0.5 Credits

Description: This course is all about you and the important decisions you make. It's also about having the correct information before making those decisions. We'll deal with real issues like nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence. Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts will take you through the course providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. We'll also offer some important tools for communicating your feelings and opinions. We'll even talk about being a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focus on earth friendly practices that will help the environment. This is a course comes with a long-term payoff. The good decisions you make now will set a positive direction you can follow for a lifetime. This course requires completion of adult CPR.

Math

Algebra I
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you.

Algebra II
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: This course connects algebra to the real world. It also demystifies algebra, making it easier to understand and master. The goal is to create a foundation in math that will stay with you throughout high school.

Prerequisites: Geometry

Calculus
1.0 Credits

Description: Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive text and graphing software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus or Trigonometry

Fun Math (Pre-Algebra)
0.5 Credits

Description: For those students needing a slower approach at learning Algebra. This course will be held in Acellus, a different website than Brain Honey. A recommendation from the teacher or guidance counselor is needed.

Geometry
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: One day in 2580 B.C., a very serious architect stood on a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better our architect understood geometry, the better were his chances for staying alive. Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to bank highways and build bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, we'll take you on a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving. This course is all about points, lines and planes. Just as importantly, this course is about acquiring a basic tool for understanding and manipulating the real world around you.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Integrated Math
0.5 Credits

Description: This course will review some of the fundamental math skills you learned in middle school, and then get you up to speed on the basic concepts of algebra. This course will be taught as a "blended" course. Students from the Grantsburg High School will be attending simultaneously as the teacher works with both traditional and online learners. Pre-approval is necessary to take this course. Call Mr. Beesley, Mr. Bettendorf, or Mr. Mark Johnson for more information.

Liberal Arts Mathematics
1.0 Credits

Description: The total weight of two beluga whales and three orca whales is 36,000 pounds. As you'll see in this course, if given one additional fact, you can determine the weight of each whale. To answer this weighty question, we'll give you all the math tools you'll need. The setting for this course is an amusement park with animals, rides, and games. Your job will be to apply what you learn to dozens of real-world scenarios. Equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities can sometimes be dull, but not in this class! Your park guide (teacher) will take you on a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living. Come reinforce your existing algebra and geometry skills to learn solid skills with the algebraic and geometric concepts you'll need for further study of mathematics. We have an admission ticket with your name on it and we promise an exciting ride with no waiting!

Pre-Calculus
1.0 Credits

Description: Students, as mathematic analysts, will investigate how advanced mathematics concepts can solve problems encountered in operating national parks. The purpose of this course is to study functions and develop skills necessary for the study of calculus. The pre-calculus course includes analytical geometry and trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Advanced Algebra or Algebra 2

Physical Education

Fitness Fundamentals I
0.5 Credits

Description: This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Fitness Fundamentals II
0.5 Credits

Description: This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals I: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices to improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Fitness Lifestyle Design
0.5 Credits

Description: Club Web invites you to a "vacation of a lifetime." During your stay, you will learn healthy habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your beginning fitness level and nutrition knowledge, and will create an individual plan for achieving your individual goals. Club Web combines the expertise of a professional fitness staff with natural surroundings perfect for fun and relaxation. Among the numerous activities available to you as our guest are golf, tennis, racquetball, biking, the health and fitness center, and the walking and jogging trail. You will leave Club Web having improved your flexibility, enhanced your cardiovascular fitness, and increased your strength and endurance. The goal of this course is to help you experience the benefits of exercise, good diet and proper weight. We are quite sure that your "vacation of a lifetime" will last a lifetime.

Personal Fitness
0.5 Credits

Description: By taking this course you will feel the difference, both physically and mentally. You will start by assessing your current physical condition. You will keep a workout log to measure your progress. In addition, you will have a great personal trainer (your teacher) who will help you set realistic goals and reach your personal health-related objectives. As you travel through the virtual town of Wellville, you will learn about exercise, conditioning, diet and nutrition, and managing stress. You and your trainer will develop a fitness program tailored to your individual needs. As you make progress, you will feel your energy level increase. By the end of the course, you will have developed the kind of healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The best way to live a healthy life is to prevent health problems before they occur. This course will help you do that. And the best time to start is right now.

Science

Biology
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Recommended for Sophomores, the Biology course is an in depth look at the fundamental characteristics of living organisms. It is designed to promote scientific inquiry and discovery. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.

Earth Space Science
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Why did early explorers risk their lives to reach the North Pole? Why does our earth look so beautiful when seen from space? What is really down at the bottom of the ocean? Discovering new things about our earth has been the dream of scientists and explorers for centuries. Today, it is your turn to continue that journey of discovery.

Physical Science
1.0 Credits

Description: Recommended for Freshmen,this is the first of two courses that comprise Physical Science. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of essential chemistry concepts. The course extends the student's prior knowledge of the properties, states, and structure of matter, explores the dynamics of chemical bonding and reactions, and introduces the student to nuclear chemistry. Physical Science A includes hands-on explorations and virtual simulations to enhance the student's comprehension of key concepts.

Prerequisites: None

Social Studies

American History
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Recommended for Juniors, American history is full of big questions that grab our attention. In this course, you will look at some of the most profound questions that thoughtful Americans still debate. You will research many important events throughout the history of America. In the process, you will witness the development of America from its first settlers to today's superpower status. Questions about slavery, regulation of business, religious freedom, and how to maintain a stable world order have always been part of the American experiment. Most of the time, the answers are not so simple, but we want to know what you think. To develop your personal beliefs, you will use verified sources, including original documents and the writings of people contemporary with the events. Equally important, this course will challenge you to apply your knowledge and perspective of history to interpret the events of today. The questions raised by history are endlessly fascinating. We look forward to your participation in the debate.

Civics/Government
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Responsible citizenship means more than just paying taxes. It means understanding the principles and practices of government. It also means defining your beliefs as to what good government is. In this course, you will take on the role of a Washington D.C. intern and spend time working throughout the nation's capital with all three branches of the government- and beyond. As you progress through the internship you will gain a greater understanding on the history of the country's beginnings, and knowledge of how government functions at the local, state and national levels. The purpose of this course is to help you become an informed and active citizen. In part, the Declaration of Independence asserts that, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed." Make yours an informed consent.

Art

AP Art History
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students will learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience.

Art 2D
0.5 Credits

Description: 2D is short for the word two dimensional. Two-dimensional art consists of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. There are many elements that go into making these types of art including line, shape/form, value, texture, and others. In this course students will be learning and using each element individually. Students can visit an art museum to see examples of famous 2D art work, or look around their house. Students might find 2D art, such as a poster, on your own bedroom wall. In this course students will be thinking like a comic book artist. Activities in each lesson will help you develop ideas much like a comic book artist would use. Artwork is submitted electronically so access to a color scanner or digital camera is essential.

Art Peformance Studio
0.5 Credits

Description: This independent study course will allow budding artist to continue to grow and learn in the arts. Pre-approval is needed to take this independent study course.

Digital Photography I
0.5 Credits

Description: Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didnt seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs.

Digital Photography II
0.5 Credits

Description: In todays world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph.

Prerequisites: Digital Photography I

Introduction to Graphic Design
0.5 Credits

Description:

Graphic Design is all around you from the old t-shirt you pulled out of your drawer this morning to the billboard that was just installed along the highway. In this course you will become the artist who creates these designs. You will have the opportunity to combine art and technology to communicate your own ideas! In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making personal choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will exceed. C2C lessons* will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students to arrive at an understanding of these standards based on the students' interests and readiness. Students will find that the expectations will be different for middle school students and high school students.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate the difference between elements and principles of art.
  • Students will communicate their personal ideas through art and design.
  • Students will understand the techniques and processes that improve communication through art and technology.
  • Students will know and select the elements and principles of design to improve the communication of their ideas.
  • Students will recognize and reflect on the effects of their designs and the designs of others.
  • Students will learn to make connections between digital media and contemporary culture.
  • Students will make connections between their own graphic art design and life experiences.
  • Students will reflect on the quality and effectiveness of their own design and the designs of others through critiques.

Course Materials: iForward issued computer. GIMP (free download).
Access to original photo images
*Students must attend all weekly live lessons, or view recordings, to succeed in this course.

Business

Career Portals & Planning
CAREER PATH|HONORS|0.5 Credits

Description: Students will learn about the many career options available so that they can investigate those that will be the best fit for their interests, skills and abilities. The class will discuss transferable skills and employability skills that are needed for most jobs. Students will identify jobs they are currently qualified to fill. They will also develop a resume and application letter based on a specific job description. Educational options beyond high school will be discussed with each individuals educational goals in mind.

International Business
0.5 Credits

Description: From geography to culture Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

Intro to Business/Entrepreneurship I
0.5 Credits

Description: In part I of this introductory class, students will master the basics of planning and launching a business of their own. Whether they are interested in creating a money-making business or a nonprofit to help others, this course will give them the core skills they will need to succeed as they learn about real-life teen entrepreneurs, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, pros and cons of self-employment, and how to attract investors and manage expenses.

Intro to Marketing
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In this class, students will master the basics of marketing, including core concepts of financing, pricing, distribution, and product management. They will learn the basics of economic systems, efficiency and productivity, managing business finances, minimizing risk, and promoting and advertising a business.

Intro to Marketing II
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In Introduction to Marketing II, students will continue to learn the principles and techniques they will need to market a new business successfully. By the end of the course, each student will have completed a comprehensive marketing plan for a new business. Students will also learn about real-life stories from marketing professionals, sales techniques, hiring employees, applying and interviewing for jobs, and writing and formatting business documents using OpenOffice.org .

Prerequisites: Intro to Marketing I

Computer Science

AP Computer Science
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|0.5 Credits

Description: The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP® Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.

Computer Applications
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In this introductory course, students learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010 to create, analyze, edit, share and publish information for a variety of audiences and purposes. Through step-by-step tutorials and a project-based approach to learning, student become familiar with the key concepts and basic skills of the information technology sector of today. Course is taught in Moodle and not in Brain Honey. Course is available to both MS & HS students.

Computer Programming I
0.5 Credits

Description: How can you control the most powerful tool ever invented if you cannot speak its language? Computer Programming 1 is a two semester course which enables students to learn two modern programming languages, Python and Java. The course teaches programming using real-world, practical examples. You will learn Python by controlling the motion and sensory capabilities of a robot. You will learn Java by manipulating graphics, images, and audio. Programming is easier than you think and perhaps best of all, you get to show what you know by choosing projects that are of interest to you. Major colleges and universities are now using this approach to teach introductory computer programming, so you will learn the skills necessary to tackle advanced work.

Computer Science I
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: This course introduces students to the basics of Computer Science through a series of projects that allow for creativity and experimentation. Students will create a diverse portfolio of projects using Python, an open-source programming language used by professional programmers worldwide, as they learn about commands and functions, values and variables, GUIs, modular and object-oriented programming, and events and event-driven processes.

Computer Science II
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In part II of this introductory series, students will deepen their knowledge of Python and develop their programming skills through a series of complex programming projects that require creative thinking and problem solving. Topics include arrays and sets, generators and namespaces, loops, packages and libraries, and file handling. Students will also learn to program simple games.

Prerequisites: Computer Science I

Game Design
0.5 Credits

Description: In this course you will learn to create games using Multimedia Fusion2. The course begins with an introduction where you will set up your computer with all the software and plugins you need for this course, which should take about 4 hours. After that there are 6 projects and 6 quizzes. The projects and quizzes are sequential and build on each other so you should do them in order. Projects include: Ping, Ice Breakers, Cat Burgler, Alien Attack, Pest Busters, and Amazon Adventure.

Introduction to C++
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: As students work with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition, they will gain a solid foundation in the core concepts of programming. Students will create a variety of classic programs as they learn about object-oriented programming, including defining classes, creating objects, and declaring private and public variables and methods. Students will work with file streams, functions, buttons and dialog boxes, libraries, and variable types as they learn everything they need to know to compile and run a C++ program.

Web Design I
0.5 Credits

Description: The World Wide Web is not just for spectators. It's for people who can create effective, eye-catching websites of their own. It's for people like you who take this course and design web pages that get attention. In this course, you'll become a Web Design Intern for a virtual company called Education Designs. You'll learn what goes on under the hood including: Internet basics, HTML, and the file structure of a well-organized web site. You'll learn how to create visually interesting web pages with clear text, complimentary colors, visual assets, and appealing designs. You'll also learn how to navigate the Internet to fill your website with useful and well-researched information. Your web pages will have to be good because they may appear as information sources for other online courses. The Internet can be a powerful way to reach anyone, anywhere - as long as you have the right skills and a little imagination.

English

AP English Lang & Comp
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: The AP Language and Composition course will provide high school students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

AP English Lit & Comp
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: For a year, participate in an AP upscale dining experience in the AP Literature and Composition course. Students act as food critics of exquisite literary cuisine. Menu items include reading, analyzing, writing, rewriting, and discussing creations by the master chefs, renowned authors. With intensive concentration on composition skills and on authors' narrative techniques, this dining experience equips students with recipes for success in college, in a career and the AP exam.

Exploring Literature
0.5 Credits

Description: The objective of this course is to look at different works of literature and beyond each story line in order to explore the deeper meaning of each text. This course will examine literature through different critical approaches and is designed to explore the theories, symbols, and elements of each literary text. Prerequisites: Completion for English I and II.

Prerequisites: English 1 & English 2

Gothic Literature
0.5 Credits

Description: From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction.

Journalism
0.5 Credits

Description: Understanding the role of the free press in America helps students to be better informed and more able to analyze media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the 1st Amendment, all the way up to present-day issues regarding right to know and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students acquire the skills and information needed to actively participate in the consumption, analysis, and creation of news media and have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism.

Literary Patterns
0.5 Credits

Description: Tricksters, heroes, mentors, quests, journeys, battles discover universal patterns which provide symbolic and thematic meaning in literature and writing. This course will study how writers, advertisers and poets use universal archetypes to affect and create meaning for their audiences. Students will examine various kinds of literature and media to analyze how universal symbols are used to create meaning and influence audiences. Prerequisites: Completion for English I and II.

Prerequisites: English 1 & English 2

Mythology and Folklore
0.5 Credits

Description: Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Since the first people gathered around fires, mythology and folklore has been used as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. Beginning with an overview of mythology and different kinds of folklore, students will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle, and watch as clever monsters outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how these are still used to shape society today.

Thinking and Learning Strategies
0.5 Credits

Description: This study skills course will prepare students to succeed on reading, math and writing assessments. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students will develop their critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. They will look at their strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas and build on those skills. The objectives of this course go beyond mere test preparation. In addition to becoming familiar with the common test formats, question-types, and rubrics, students will develop the critical thinking skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Students will use a variety of learning methods in this course including scoring rubrics, self-assessments, practice tests, and learning log entries. While most of the course will be based upon independent practice, students will have opportunities to interact with their classmates through synchronous chats and discussion board activities.

Family and Consumer Science

Personal and Family Finance
0.5 Credits

Description: This course addresses issues related to the role of students as consumers, producers, and citizens. Students will learn how to shape their own financial lives, influence government and business economic policies, and participate fully in the economic system of the United States.

Real World Parenting
0.5 Credits

Description: The process of parenting is more than just having a child and making sure they eat, sleep and get to school on time. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps a parent can take to create the best environment and life for their child. Parenting roles and responsibilities; nurturing and protective environments for children; positive parenting strategies and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.

Foreign Language

French 1 and 2
0.5 Credits

Description: Students will begin learning basic French language through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture.

French 3 and 4
0.5 Credits

Description: A continuation of the beginning level courses that will help the student continue learning the French language, and better understand a more detailed comprehension of grammar and culture.

German 1 and 2
0.5 Credits

Description: German courses will provide teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of German culture.

Spanish I
0.5 Credits

Description: ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome! You are about to go on a trip to Spain, Cuba, Colombia and Argentina. As you explore each of these countries, one of our student bloggers will be there to help you learn about each place and its unique characteristics. As you travel to each country, you will learn how to speak Spanish in many practical and useful ways. You will learn how to greet people, introduce yourself, speak about your home, family, school, and community. As you learn basic vocabulary and grammar skills, you will expand upon your knowledge and learn to speak about more complex topics such as shopping, weather, sports, entertainment and leisure activities. New words and phrases will be introduced with pictures, audio clips and examples. You will learn basic Spanish grammar to help you build your fluency and understand the structure of the Spanish language. There will be many opportunities to practice what you learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, listening and speaking exercises. You will also explore the cultures of Spain, Cuba, Colombia and Argentina by learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Our student bloggers guide you through these countries and help you to appreciate and learn about their diversity. ¡Buen Viaje! Enjoy your trip! Take advantage of your "travels" by sharing what you learn with family and friends!

Spanish II
0.5 Credits

Description: Are you ready for some more adventure? In Spanish II, you'll travel through Central America and the Caribbean spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even in the hospital. But don't worry, there's a plane waiting to take you back home at the end of your journey. In this course, you'll broaden your Spanish vocabulary and your knowledge of grammar. You'll meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for your plane ride home, you'll also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to strengthen your Spanish listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. You'll also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Spanish III
0.5 Credits

Description: Here we go on another adventure! In Spanish 3, you will meet and accompany four teens of Hispanic backgrounds as they learn about and travel to several Spanish speaking countries. In this course, you will have many opportunities to use the Spanish you already know as well as opportunities to expand your vocabulary, your knowledge of grammar and your experiences with Spanish speaking countries. The purpose of this course is to provide you with many experiences where you can use your Spanish. Completely immersed in Spanish, you will speak, listen, read, write, and collaborate with other students in this course. You will also gain knowledge and perspectives about Spanish speaking countries and from Spanish speaking people.

Spanish IV AP
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: The main objective of the AP Spanish Language course is to develop students' interpersonal communication skills in Spanish and to prepare the students for the AP Language examination. The course is designed to be comparable to a third year (fifth or sixth semester) college and university advanced Spanish course. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings.

World Language Explore with Rosetta Stone
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Students will begin learning the very basics of foreign languages with an interactive Rosetta Stone software program. Students will explore several languages including French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin. Teachers will provide assistance and monitor student progress as they move through the levels of Rosetta Stone.

Health

Exercise Science
0.5 Credits

Description: This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly, as well as how to motivate themselves and others. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course to enhance the student comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

Nutrition
0.5 Credits

Description: This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students learn about worldwide views of nutrition, essential nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, weight management, healthy food choices, fitness, diet-related diseases and disorders, food handling, healthy cooking, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

Math

AP Calculus AB
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: An interactive text, graphing software and math symbol software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make Calculus an adventure. This course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Calculus AB exam given each year in May. With continuous enrollment, students can start the course and begin working on Calculus as early as spring of the previous year.

AP Calculus BC
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: An interactive text, graphing software and math symbol software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make Calculus an adventure. This course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Calculus BC exam given each year in May. With continuous enrollment, students can start the course and begin working on Calculus as early as spring of the previous year.

AP Statistics
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: Statistics are used everywhere from fast food businesses ordering hamburger patties to insurance companies setting rates to predicting a student's future success by the results of a test. Students will become familiar with the vocabulary, method, and meaning in the statistics which exist in the world around them. This is an applied course in which students actively construct their own understanding of the methods, interpretation, communication, and application of statistics. Each unit is framed by enduring understandings and essential questions designed to allow students a deep understanding of the concepts at hand rather than memorization and emulation. Students will also complete several performance tasks throughout the year consisting of relevant, open-ended tasks requiring students to connect multiple statistical topics together.

Music

Music Appreciation
0.5 Credits

Description: Music is part of students everyday life. In this course, they learn how to understand the impact of music as well as how it represents the culture it was created within and reflects the spirit of the human condition. Students learn to know and understand music by being able to distinguish and identify cultures on both local and global levels. Students meet musicians and composers and learn how their music continues to influence what is listened to today. In this course, students gain a historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. In their musical journey, students acquire basic understanding and knowledge of singing, listening, and playing instruments. Partnering those skills with an understanding of music composition and improvisation will make future music experiences more informed and satisfying.

Music Composition: Design your Own Music
0.5 Credits

Description: This course is designed to give students a good understanding and working knowledge of various music styles, and to lead them through the process of creating their own compositions. Examples of popular composers will be examined to assist students in developing their own musical ideas. The music composition process will be enhanced by requiring all students to critique the compositions of their classmates. At the completion of the course, students will be expected to record their final project.

Physical Education

Running
0.5 Credits

Description: This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners and offers a variety of training schedules for each. In addition to reviewing the fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, running mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, running in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. While this course focuses mainly on running for fun and fitness, it also briefly explores the realm of competitive racing. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving running, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Strength Training
0.5 Credits

Description: This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving strength training, as well as elements of cardio and flexibility.

Walking Fitness
0.5 Credits

Description: This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Science

AP Environmental Science
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: The goal of AP Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made. Students will evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing problems. Laboratories support student content mastery in both hands-on and virtual experiences.

Astronomy Exploring the Universe
0.5 Credits

Description: Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.

Chemistry
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.

Forensic Science 1
0.5 Credits

Description: Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI).

Prerequisites: Biology

Forensic Science II
0.5 Credits

Description: Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Prerequisites: Biology

Marine Science
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Earth/Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, and the geologic and atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, crysosphere, atmosphere and the carbon cycle. Student will learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system and the universe. Students will use web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, and real world application through labs and a variety of assessments. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Physics
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: We stand on the shoulders of giants. Whether by observation, experimentation or brilliant insight, the progress of physics through the centuries has been advanced by scientific geniuses who wanted to know how things work. You'll find out for yourself when you take this course and visit "Physics World." In each "Physics World" module, you'll discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton and Einstein. In their work, you'll learn the concepts, theories and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are there for you to observe and apply. Using laboratory activities, videos, software, and websites, you'll follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers. This is a serious course that will make you think. It will also make you appreciate the beauty and importance of the science that governs our lives.

The Human Body
HONORS|0.5 Credits

Description: Did you ever wonder how your body works? Take a journey through the major systems of the human body with us! Although this course is an introductory level class, it provides a comprehensive overview of the workings of the human body. We use many online readings and animations, as well as field trips to selected web sites in our exploration. You will join your fellow classmates as you investigate how the human body functions. Your critical reading and organizational skills, ability to communicate, and most of all, your curiosity will help you succeed in this course. You will never watch CSI with the same eyes again! The Human Body is a course designed to familiarize you with the key systems of the human body and how they function. The course studies the structures and basic functions of organs involved in the body systems.

Prerequisites: Biology

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Have you always been interested in animals and their behavior? Do you love to spend time at zoos and aquariums, and find animals (and their interactions) fascinating? This course explores the tremendous diversity of animal life and the interconnectedness of different animal species with each other and with humans. The first part of the course explores the classification and characteristics of all the animal phyla, with an emphasis on the evolution of animals and the adaptations that have allowed such diversity to flourish. The second part of the course focuses on many different animal behaviors (including human behavior). We will learn about different types of behaviors—from innate (genetic) behaviors to learned behaviors. The social interactions between animals will be covered in depth as we study courtship, aggression, altruism, and parental behaviors in animals. We will also discuss different careers in the animal sciences as a culminating activity, which should be of great interest to students who wish to pursue their love of animals as their professions. The course will utilize a number of interesting articles, discussions, virtual field trips, activities, videos, and projects to give a wider perspective of the animal kingdom and animal behavior.

Prerequisites: Physical Science & Biology

Social Studies

Anthropology I
0.5 Credits

Description: The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past, present and future, and in addition address the problems humans face in biological, social and cultural life. This course will explore the evolution, similarity and diversity of humankind through time. It will look at how we have evolved from a biologically and culturally weak species to one that has the ability to cause catastrophic change. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the anthropological world are just one of the powerful learning tools utilized in this course.

AP Macroeconomics
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|0.5 Credits

Description: You have been called upon to assist the leader of the Macro Islands who is running for reelection next year. The economy is in shambles, and you need to come up with some feasible solutions. This will not only help the people of the Macro Islands but will also ensure a victory for your employer. You were hired over the Internet and received a first class ticket to the Macro Islands where you can learn first hand about the situation. You arrive at Pineapple Airport in the middle of the day and are met by a man with a briefcase who is holding a sign with your name on it. You approach the man and introduce yourself. "I'm Mr. Scarcity," he says. "I'll be your guide as you learn about the economic situation of the islands. You need to learn everything you can about both macroeconomics and our Macro Islands for your presentation to our island leader in May."

AP Microeconomics
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|0.5 Credits

Description: You traveled to the Macro Islands to assist the leader in winning re-election. You came for a job, but you realized as you were working that you loved the islands and wanted to make your home there. Because you are adept at giving economic advice to the leader, you have been appointed as the new President of the Sunny Seas Shell Company. As part of your role in assuming the leadership duties of the company, you will need to brush up on microeconomics. The Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Equilibrium to act as your personal assistant and advisor as you transition into your new role. You will be learning all you can about microeconomics and will be required to exhibit your knowledge in May at the annual Board of Directors' meeting

AP Psychology
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: AP Psychology is a college level course providing students an overview of the development of human behaviors and thoughts. Along with preparation for the AP Psychology exam, the goals of this course are to immerse students in modern psychological investigation techniques, to accentuate the ethics and morality of human and animal research, and to emphasize scientific critical thinking skills in application to the social sciences. Psychology is a diverse social and biological science with multiple perspectives and interpretations.

AP US Gov. and Politics
ADVANCED PLACEMENT|1.0 Credits

Description: "Lights, Camera, Action" ...Prepare to study the intricacies of the American Political Culture. The script is written and the actors participate daily in the drama of American politics. You will be "on location" to delve into primary source documents. You will go behind the scenes with stars such as the President, Congress people, and Supreme Court Justices. You will research the roles of the media, political parties, interest groups, states, candidates, bureaucracy, and the public in the governmental process. Finally, you will witness the large-scale production of policy building in the areas of economic/social policy, foreign policy and public administration.

Archeology
0.5 Credits

Description: George Santayana once said, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The field of archeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artefacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.

Criminology
0.5 Credits

Description: Have you ever been fascinated by a crime story and wondered: How could somebody commit such an unspeakable act or how could someone who seemingly has everything throw it all away doing something illegal? Does a person's environment increase the likelihood of becoming a criminal or is criminality an inherited trait? The course, Criminology, will explore the reasons why people commit crimes. To better understand these reasons, we must first examine why laws were created and how they have evolved over time in response to society's needs. There are three main types of crime and the reasons why people commit each individual type are as different as the types of crimes themselves. We will also look at the prevalence of crime by examining research conducted on crime trends. The main focus of the course will be the theoretical perspectives of criminal behavior, including biological, psychological and sociological theories. We will delve into the minds of serial killers, thieves, drug dealers, and even corporate criminals as we examine notable criminals. While the course will focus on all types of crime, including homicide and domestic violence crimes, the connection between drugs and crime will also be explored. We will discuss the indicators of dangerousness in predicting criminal behavior, as well as the competency standards for involvement in the legal process. Finally, we will explore the treatment of criminals by the correctional system. If we understand why people commit crimes, then we can move closer to determining what can be done to prevent crime and how we should deal with criminals once they have committed an offense. Ultimately, you will be asked to design a policy statement for crime prevention and treatment programs for criminals based on the theoretical assumptions that you support.

Economics
HONORS|0.5 Credits

Description: Economic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate one option against others. In this course, you will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. You will see how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect you and others. As you progress through the course, you will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help you become a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world.

Global Studies
0.5 Credits

Description: With more than six billion people in the world today, there are a lot of stories to write about. Researching and writing these stories will be your assignment as a new reporter for the Global News Network. In this course, all the stories are big stories. Human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems are all part of your beat. The stories also have real human interest because they deal with peoples' customs, cultures, and how they interact. Your job will be to research the facts, and present them with clarity and context. Your job will also involve identifying real global problems, and then suggesting well-developed solutions. This is a course that makes you think. The stories are current and compelling. They need to be told, and the right person to tell them is you.

Independent Study
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: This Independent Study course provides the opportunity for students wishing to work on project based learning. The course will be taught and facilitated by the Principal, Mr. Beesley. Students will be able to meet with the teacher each day in the Mr. Beesley's virtual office.

Law and Order
0.5 Credits

Description: Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are guided and regulated by our society

Personal Psychology
0.5 Credits

Description: Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! More than 800,000 high school students take psychology classes each year. Among the different reasons, there is usually the common theme of self discovery! Sample topics include the study of infancy, childhood, adolescence, perception and states of consciousness. Amazing online psychology experiments dealing with our own personal behavior are featured within this course.

Psychology
0.5 Credits

Description: What do you feel? How do you behave? What are your thoughts? Feelings, actions and thoughts are closely related and in this Psychology course, you will see how! Do you wonder things like why you learn the way you do, how you forget, and what makes you remember? Are you curious about mental disorders and what traditional and non-traditional therapy is all about? If experiments and role plays and dream interpretations sound interesting, then this is the class for you! In this course you will learn more about yourself and others including how to break a habit and how to cope with stress. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the sub-fields within psychology.

Psychology of Crime
HONORS|0.5 Credits

Description: Students will learn how psychology applies to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. The course will include all aspects of the legal system including police, the trial and corrections. Topics will include: recovered memories, children as victims and offenders, violence and murder, strategies for interviewing witnesses, expert testimony, and factors influencing the credibility of witnesses, victims and offenders and insanity. Students will also examine the relationship of psychology and law in the educational and work settings.

Social Problems
0.5 Credits

Description: Students will become aware of the challenges faced by social groups, as well as learn about the complex relationship among societies, governments and the individual.

Sociology I
0.5 Credits

Description: The world is becoming more complex. How do your beliefs, values and behavior affect the people around you and the world in which we live? Students will examine social problems in our increasingly connected world, and learn how human relationships can strongly influence and impact their lives. Exciting online video journeys to an array of areas in the sociological world are an important component of this relevant and engaging course.

Wars and Revolutions
0.5 Credits

Description: War. Economic depression. Genocide. Ethnic cleansing. Human history is filled with devastating tragedies. What causes these horrors? How do they begin? Most important, how can we use what we have learned about these tragedies of the past to ensure that they don

World History
HONORS|1.0 Credits

Description: Whether they lived 3,000 years ago or 100 years ago, people are always making history. It does not matter if they lived in medieval Europe or ancient Egypt, the people who came before us are responsible for nearly all that we have today. In this course, you will have the job of 'curator' of the Windows of the World Museum. You will be learning about the many wings of the museum and will have the opportunity to speak with your Director about the exhibits. World History gives students the opportunity to visit the past, connect with the present, and look to the future. Join others in the exploration of ancient and modern civilizations, their impact, and their contributions to today's global society. The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand their connections to the development of civilizations by examining the past to prepare for their future as participating members of a global community. Students will use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures, and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social, and employment settings. (

Vocational Prep

Anatomy & Physiology* MA110
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA110 Anatomy and Physiology 5 Credits This course is a general introduction to human anatomy and physiology emphasizing structures and functions of various body systems.

Prerequisites: Geometry & Biology

Basic Web Design* WD130
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. WD130 Basic Web Design 3 Credits In this course, students write code with the extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML). Students use a text editor and begin with HTML to present and format text, graphics, images, hyperlinks and formelements on a web page. Cascading style sheets (CSS) and XHTML are also covered. Additionally, students learn to validate their markup for correctness and accessibility against the standards and guidelines of the W3C consortium. Students explore and assess websites of corporations, educational institutions and other organizations and write new web pages using existing content.

Prerequisites: Web Design (iForward Course)

Career Pathway Internship
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Available 2nd Semester iForward will work with students who desire to have local internships. This course will be similar to an independent study. More details will be provided by the academic administration upon request of this course.

Prerequisites: Must be a Junior or Senior

Hospitality Management* HI100
0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. HI100 Hospitality Management 4 Credits Prerequisite: None. This course is an introduction to the hospitality industry and career opportunities within the industry, including travel and tourism, lodging, and foodservice. Students explore management, leadership and organizational aspects of the industry by examining global issues, technologies, ethics and trends.

Intro to Criminal Justice* CJ100
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. This course examines the three main components of criminal justice: policing, judicial and correctional systems. American criminal justice theories are introduced with an emphasis on current practices in community, juvenile and corporate environments.

Prerequisites: US History & Government

Intro to Paralegal Studies* LA121
0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. LA121 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 Credits This is an overview of the paralegal profession, its job requirements, career opportunities and the legal and ethical constraints on its practice. It also covers typical work responsibilities and various employment settings for the paralegal.

Prerequisites: US History & Government

Intro to Pharmacology* MT166
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MT166 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 Credits This course is an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and a study of commonly administered drugs, their uses, and their effects on the body. Study also includes drug reference utilization and introduces the student to drug legislation and drug classifications. Terminology and abbreviations related to pharmacology are covered.

Prerequisites: Geometry & Biology & Chemistry

Kinesiology* HS150
0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. HS150 Kinesiology 4 Credits Prerequisite or Concurrent: MA110 or NS150. This course is an introduction to the study of human movement.

Prerequisites: Biology

Maintenance Awareness
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Available 2nd Semester Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. Available 2nd semester. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. The Maintenance Awareness course introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance and preventative maintenance. Students are introduced to lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and power transmission systems.

Manufacturing Process and Production
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Manufacturing Processes. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course emphasizes Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing principles, basic supply chain management, communication skills, and customer service.

Manufacturing Safety Awareness
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Safety. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces, and others.

Medical Math* MA105
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA105 Medical Math 2 Credits Prerequisite or Concurrent: FM052 or Advanced Standing. This course introduces the various ways in which mathematical calculations are used in an allied health setting. The course reviews how to arrive at solutions for those equations and provides a foundation for the more advanced technology further along in the curriculum.

Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

Medical Terminology* MA100
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA100 Medical Terminology 4 Credits This course is a comprehensive study of terminology used in common medical practice.

Prerequisites: Biology

Print Reading*
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course will orient the student in the basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Emphasis will be on interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols/principles; Alphabet of lines; Multi-view drawing (including Orthographic Projection, Isometric Views and Perspective Drawing); Title blocks; Revision systems; Identification of general/local notes; Dimensions and tolerances; Basic principles of math/geometry in relation to mechanical print reading; Interpretation of basic weld symbols; Techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three- dimensional drawings, will be also discussed.

Veterinary Calculations* VT103
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. VT103 Veterinary Calculations 2 Credits Prerequisite or Concurrent: FM052 or Advanced Standing. This course introduces the various ways in which mathematic calculations are used in veterinary technology and shows the student how to translate animal nursing scenarios into simple, solvable equations. The course reviews how to arrive at solutions for those equations and provides a foundation for the more advanced technology further along in the curriculum.

Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

Veterinary Medical Terminology* VT101
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. VT101 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2 Credits Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to help the student gain a working mastery, both verbal and written, of the language of veterinary medicine. The course emphasizes the structure of medical words and the determination of word meanings based on the prefixes, root words, and suffixes found in combination. Emphasis is also placed on directional and descriptive terms.