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  • AUSTC Financial Aid
    University for Science and Technology uses any acceptable documentation in the Federal and or state laws for US citizens or residents 10 02 Conflicting Data If in the process of reviewing a student s financial aid file The American University for Science and Technology s Financial Aid Office notices conflicting data the conflict must be resolved before awarding can take place 10 03 Resolving Conflicting Data The process of resolving the conflicting data is for the Financial Aid Office to Send notification to students Have a phone conversation with the student Request agency certification 10 04 Time lines The American University for Science and Technology will not award a student financial aid including the Institutional Fee Waiver until the student replies and the conflicting data is resolved Additionally if conflicting data turns up even after the first disbursement to a student the conflicting data must be resolved before additional disbursements can be made 11 Deadlines 11 01 Financial Aid Deadlines and Priority Dates The American University for Science and Technology publishes deadlines and priority dates for various programs in the Financial Aid Handbook on the Web and other public postings 11 02 Late Documents The American University for Science and Technology does not accept documents that have passed a hard deadline If there are extenuating circumstances the student should talk to a Financial Aid officer and the decision is made on a case by case basis by the Financial Aid Program Manager 12 Student s Rights and Responsibilities 12 01 Rights Students at The American University for Science and Technology applying for and receiving financial aid have a right to the following Information on all financial assistance available Disclosure of application deadlines for each financial aid program and for any supporting documentation Specific information regarding fees tuition and the refund policy for those who drop out of school withdraw An explanation of how students are selected for receipt of financial aid and how financial need is determined This process includes a consideration of costs of tuition and fees books and supplies personal and miscellaneous expenses etc plus the student s income and assets parental contribution other financial aid such as scholarships and so on Knowledge of what resources are considered in the calculation of student need Knowledge of how a financial aid package is determined An explanation of various programs awarded in the student s financial aid package If a student feels unfairly treated a reconsideration of the award may be requested Knowledge of how The American University for Science and Technology determines whether students are making satisfactory academic progress and the consequences of not meeting this requirement 12 02 Responsibilities Students at The American University for Science and Technology applying for and receiving financial aid are responsible for the following Reviewing and considering all information about The American University for Science and Technology s academic programs before enrolling Completing all the application forms accurately and completely and submitting them to the right place on time If this is not done financial aid could be delayed Since errors may cause misunderstanding and misrepresentation of information provided errors must be corrected before any financial aid can be received Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U S Criminal Code and subjects the student s application to denial Additionally regulations require that all cases of suspected fraud emanating from misrepresentation be reported to the Office of the Inspector General Promptly returning all additional documentation verification corrections and or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency or agencies to which an application was submitted Reading and understanding all forms that the student is asked to sign Notifying the loan holder if the student has a loan of changes in the name address or school enrollment status Performing the work that is agreed upon in accepting a university work study award Knowing and complying with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid Repaying financial aid funds if it is determined that the student was ineligible to receive the funds Knowing that if a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program the student will be responsible to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest less the amount of any refund to the lender and if the student has received federal student financial aid funds the student is entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds 13 Self Funded Institutional Fee Waiver The self funded Institutional Fee Waiver Program is available to any California resident who meets the financial eligibility requirements or qualifies through another program California state law pertaining to the Institutional fee waiver allows universities discretion in certain areas These are The American University for Science and Technology s practices with regards to the Institutional fee waiver policies The university s Financial Aid Office considers the summer session a trailer for the academic year If a student applies for Institutional fee waiver for the summer session of 2011 the student is in effect applying for financial aid for the 2010 2011 academic year not the 2011 2012 academic year If a student wants to qualify for the Institutional fee waiver the student must submit the institutional fee waiver application with the appropriate supporting documentation If The American University for Science and Technology Admissions enrolls a student without a social security number the student may receive Institutional fee waiver as long as they are a California resident and otherwise qualify for the program If a student signs the Institutional fee waiver application and reports a registered domestic partnership The American University for Science and Technology does not require additional documentation to verify the student s status If a student is independent only under the Institutional fee waiver application criteria The American University for Science and Technology accepts the information on the signed application without requiring

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  • Inquiries
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  • Contacts
    Questionnaire CONTACT US Contact Info Inquiries Affiliation Proposals Email Account Request TEXTBOOKS Book Store National Academies Press Course Smart eCampus ONLINE RESOURCES Online Courseware Online Video Lectures Congress Library Internet Public Library STUDENT STATUS Academic History Financial Status GOVERNMENTAL Wages Search Career Options Occupational Handbook Occupational Outlook Payment Methods SERVICES UPS FedEx US Postal Services Email Portal 18345 Ventura Boulevard Suite 210 Tarzana CA 91356 USA Phone 1 818 996

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  • Academic History
    Preadmission Questionnaire CONTACT US Contact Info Inquiries Affiliation Proposals Email Account Request TEXTBOOKS Book Store National Academies Press Course Smart eCampus ONLINE RESOURCES Online Courseware Online Video Lectures Congress Library Internet Public Library STUDENT STATUS Academic History Financial Status GOVERNMENTAL

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    Info Inquiries Affiliation Proposals Email Account Request TEXTBOOKS Book Store National Academies Press Course Smart eCampus ONLINE RESOURCES Online Courseware Online Video Lectures Congress Library Internet Public Library STUDENT STATUS Academic History Financial Status GOVERNMENTAL Wages Search Career Options Occupational

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  • EDU Listing
    ABOUT School Edu Status College Board Listing Code Course Catalog

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  • AUSTC High School Courses
    examine the natural world s interrelationships in AP Environmental Science During this two semester course they identify and analyse environmental problems and their effects and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed solutions They learn to think like environmental scientists as they make predictions based on observation write hypotheses design and complete field studies and experiments and reach conclusions based on the analysis of resulting data Students apply the concepts of environmental science to their everyday experiences current events and issues in science politics and society The course provides opportunities for guided inquiry and student centered learning that build critical thinking skills Prerequisites for enrollment include two years of prior coursework in laboratory sciences Biology Chemistry Earth Science or Physics Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials Living in the Environment 17th Edition AP Environmental Science Lab Kit Prerequisites Success in two years of laboratory sciences in the following or equivalents usually SCI114 honours Earth Science and either SCI204 or SCI500 AP Biology and either SCI304 or SCI510 AP Chemistry or SCI404 or SCI520 AP Physics and MTH124 honours Algebra I and teacher school counsellor recommendation HISTORY COURSES these courses fulfil the History Credit Requirement HST103 WORLD HISTORY COMPREHENSIVE In this comprehensive survey of world history from prehistoric to modern times students focus in depth on the developments and events that have shaped civilization across time The course is organized chronologically and within broad eras regionally Lessons address developments in religion philosophy the arts science and technology and political history The course also introduces geography concepts and skills within the context of the historical narrative Online lessons and assessments complement World History Our Human Story a textbook written and published by K12 Students are challenged to consider topics in depth as they analyse primary sources and maps create time lines and complete other projects practising historical thinking and writing skills as they explore the broad themes and big ideas of human history Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials World History Our Human Story Prerequisites K12 middle school American History A World History A or World History B or equivalents HST104 honourS WORLD HISTORY In this challenging survey of world history from prehistoric to modern times students focus in depth on the developments and events that have shaped civilization across time The course is organized chronologically and within broad eras regionally Lessons address developments in religion philosophy the arts science and technology and political history The course also introduces geography concepts and skills within the context of the historical narrative Online lessons and assessments complement World History Our Human Story a textbook written and published by K12 Students are challenged to consider topics in depth as they analyse primary sources and maps create time lines and complete other projects practising advanced historical thinking and writing skills as they explore the broad themes and big ideas of human history Students complete an independent honours project each semester Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials World History Our Human Story Prerequisites K12 middle school American History A World History A or World History B or equivalents HST203 MODERN WORLD STUDIES COMPREHENSIVE In this comprehensive course students follow the history of the world from approximately 1870 to the present They begin with a study of events leading up to 1914 including the Second Industrial Revolution and the imperialism that accompanied it Their focus then shifts to the contemporary era including two world wars the Great Depression and global Cold War tensions Students examine both the staggering problems and astounding accomplishments of the twentieth century with a focus on political and social history Students also explore topics in physical and human geography and investigate issues of concern in the contemporary world Online lessons help students organize study explore topics review in preparation for assessments and practice sophisticated skills of historical thinking and analysis Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting independent research Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials The Human Odyssey Volume 3 Prerequisites K12 middle school Intermediate World History A and B or equivalents HST204 honourS MODERN WORLD STUDIES In this advanced course students investigate the history of the world from approximately 1870 to the present They begin with an analysis of events leading up to 1914 including the Second Industrial Revolution and the imperialism that accompanied it Their focus then shifts to the contemporary era including two world wars the Great Depression and global Cold War tensions Students undertake an in depth examination of both the staggering problems and astounding accomplishments of the twentieth century with a focus on political and social history Students also explore advanced topics in physical and human geography and investigate issues of concern in the contemporary world Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting research Students complete independent projects each semester Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials The Human Odyssey Volume 3 Prerequisites K12 middle school Intermediate World History A and B or equivalents success in previous social studies course and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST303 U S HISTORY COMPREHENSIVE This course is a full year survey that provides students with a comprehensive view of American history from the first migrations of nomadic people to North America to recent events Readings are drawn from K12 s The American Odyssey A History of the United States Online lessons help students organize their study explore topics in depth review in preparation for assessments and practice skills of historical thinking and analysis Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting independent research Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials The American Odyssey A History of the United States Prerequisites HST103 World History or HST203 Modern World Studies or equivalents HST304 honourS U S HISTORY This course is a challenging full year survey that provides students with a comprehensive view of American history from the first migrations of nomadic people to North America to recent events Readings are drawn from K12 s The American Odyssey A History of the United States Online lessons help students organize their study explore topics in depth review in preparation for assessments and practice advanced skills of historical thinking and analysis Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting independent research Students complete independent projects each semester Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials The American Odyssey A History of the United States Prerequisites HST103 or HST104 Honours World History or HST203 or HST204 Honours Modern World Studies or equivalents and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST313 MODERN U S HISTORY COMPREHENSIVE This course is a full year survey that provides students with a comprehensive view of American history from the industrial revolution of the late nineteenth century to recent events Readings are drawn from K12 s The American Odyssey A History of the United States Online lessons help students organize study explore topics in depth review in preparation for assessments and practice skills of historical thinking and analysis Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting independent research Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials The American Odyssey A History of the United States Prerequisites K12 middle school American History A and American History B or equivalents HST314 honourS MODERN U S HISTORY This course is a challenging full year survey that provides students with a comprehensive view of American history from the industrial revolution of the late nineteenth century to recent events Readings are drawn from K12 s The American Odyssey A History of the United States Online lessons help students organize study explore topics in depth review in preparation for assessments and practice advanced skills of historical thinking and analysis Activities include analysing primary sources and maps creating time lines completing projects and written assignments and conducting independent research Students complete independent projects each semester Course Length Two semesters Materials The American Odyssey A History of the United States Prerequisites K12 middle school American History A and American History B or equivalents and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST403 U S GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS COMPREHENSIVE This course studies the history organization and functions of the United States government Beginning with the Declaration of Independence and continuing through to the present day students explore the relationship between individual Americans and our governing bodies Students take a close look at the political culture of our country and gain insight into the challenges faced by citizens elected government officials political activists and others Students also learn about the roles of political parties interest groups the media and the Supreme Court and discuss their own views on current political issues Course Length One semester Prerequisites HST303 U S History or equivalent is recommended but not required HST413 U S AND GLOBAL ECONOMICS COMPREHENSIVE In this course on economic principles students explore choices they face as producers consumers investors and taxpayers Students apply what they learn to real world simulation problems Topics of study include markets from historic and contemporary perspectives supply and demand theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo theories of value money what it is how it evolved the role of banks investment houses and the Federal Reserve Keynesian economics how capitalism functions focusing on productivity wages investment and growth issues of capitalism such as unemployment inflation and the national debt and a survey of markets in such areas as China Europe and the Middle East Course Length One semester Prerequisites HST403 U S Government and Politics or equivalent is recommended but not required HST500 AP U S HISTORY Students explore and analyse the economic political and social transformation of the United States since the time of the first European encounters Students are asked to master not only the wide array of factual information necessary to do well on the AP exam but also to practice skills of critical analysis of historical information and documents Students read primary and secondary source materials and analyse problems presented by historians to gain insight into challenges of interpretation and the ways in which historical events have shaped American society and culture The content aligns to the sequence of topics recommended by the College Board and to widely used textbooks Students prepare for the AP exam Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials America A Narrative History by Tindal et al 8th ed other editions acceptable Prerequisites Success in previous history course and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST510 AP U S GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course Students explore the operations and structure of the U S government and the behaviour of the electorate and politicians Students gain the analytical perspective necessary to evaluate political data hypotheses concepts opinions and processes and learn how to gather data about political behaviour and develop their own theoretical analysis of American politics Students also build the skills they need to examine general propositions about government and politics and to analyse specific relationships between political social and economic institutions Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in political science law education business and history Course Length One semester Materials The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity 5th ed American Government by Lowi et al 12th ed other editions acceptable Prerequisites Success in HST304 Honours U S History or equivalent and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST520 AP MACROECONOMICS This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course Students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month how to identify trends in our economy and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline Students also examine how individuals and institutions are influenced by employment rates government spending inflation taxes and production Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in business political science and history Course Length One semester Materials Macroeconomics for Today 4th Ed ISBN 0 324 30197 9 Prerequisites MTH304 MTH304 Honours Algebra II or equivalent and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST530 AP MICROECONOMICS This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course Students explore the behaviour of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace Students learn why the same product can cost different amounts at different stores in different cities and at different times Students also learn to spot patterns in economic behaviour and learn how to use those patterns to explain buyer and seller behaviour under various conditions Lessons promote an understanding of the nature and function of markets the role of scarcity and competition the influence of factors such as interest rates on business decisions and the role of government in the economy Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in business history and political science Course Length One semester Materials Microeconomics for Today 4th Ed ISBN 0 324 30192 8 Prerequisites Success in MTH304 Honours Algebra II or equivalent and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST540 AP PSYCHOLOGY This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course Students receive an overview of current psychological research methods and theories They explore the therapies used by professional counsellor and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions how people learn and think the process of human development and human aggression altruism intimacy and self reflection They study core psychological concepts such as the brain and sensory functions and learn to gauge human reactions gather information and form meaningful syntheses Students prepare for the AP Exam and for further studies in psychology and life sciences Course Length One semester Materials Psychology by David G Myers 9th ed Prerequisites Success in SCI204 Honours Biology or equivalent and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST550 AP EUROPEAN HISTORY This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course It explores political diplomatic social economic cultural and intellectual themes in European history from 1450 to the present Students cultivate higher order thinking and writing skills that are assessed through essays various writing activities quizzes and tests They apply their historical analysis during threaded discussions mock trials and an Enlightenment Salon The course scope and rigor helps prepare students for the AP European History Exam along with further study in the humanities Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Prerequisites Success in previous history course and teacher school counsellor recommendation HST560 AP WORLD HISTORY This course spans the Neolithic age to the present in a rigorous academic format organized by chronological periods and viewed through fundamental concepts and course themes Students analyse the causes and processes of continuity and change across historical periods Themes include human environment interaction cultures expansion and conflict political and social structures and economic systems In addition to mastering historical content students cultivate historical thinking skills that involve crafting arguments based on evidence identifying causation comparing and supplying context for events and phenomenon and developing historical interpretation Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials Siddhartha by Herman Hesse King Leopold s Ghost A Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild supplied by school or student Prerequisites Success in previous history course and teacher school counsellor recommendation WORLD LANGUAGE COURSES These courses fulfill the World Language Credit Requirement WLG100 SPANISH I NEW Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study listening speaking reading and writing The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various Spanish speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Note Students who have already completed Middle School Spanish 2 should enroll in Spanish II rather than in Spanish I WLG200 SPANISH II NEW Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning understand common vocabulary terms and phrases use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various Spanish speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored By semester 2 the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG100 Spanish I middle school Spanish 1 and 2 or equivalents WLG300 SPANISH III NEW Students further deepen their understanding of Spanish by focusing on the three modes of communication interpretive interpersonal and presentational Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages to communicate with others through informal speaking and writing interactions and to express their thoughts and opinions in more formal spoken and written contexts Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics and respond appropriately to conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various Spanish speaking countries read and analyse important pieces of Hispanic literature and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG200 Spanish II or equivalent WLG400 AVT SPANISH IV Fourth year Spanish expands on the foundation of Spanish grammar and vocabulary that students acquired in the first three courses As with all the earlier offerings this culminating level Spanish language course conforms to the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ACTFL Students continue to sharpen their speaking listening reading and writing skills while also learning to express themselves on topics relevant to Spanish culture The two semester course is divided into ten units whose themes include people achievements wishes and desires activities celebrations possibilities the past the arts current events and wrap up and review Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG300 Spanish III or equivalent WLG500 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE NEW The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive analytical and communicative skills The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board s AP Spanish Language and Culture exam It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication Interpersonal Interpretive and Presentational as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish In addition all student work practices projects participation and assessments are in Spanish The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board 1 global challenges 2 science and technology 3 contemporary life 4 personal and public identities 5 families and communities and 6 beauty and aesthetics The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products practices and perspectives In addition students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students posts The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites Strong success in WLG300 Spanish III or success in WLG400 AVT Spanish IV or equivalents and teacher school counsellor recommendation WLG110 FRENCH I NEW Students begin their introduction to French by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study listening speaking reading and writing The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various French speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse Student French English English French Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites None Note Students who have already completed Middle School French 2 should enroll in French II rather than in French I WLG210 FRENCH II NEW Students continue their study of French by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning understand common vocabulary terms and phrases use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various French speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored By semester 2 the course is conducted almost entirely in French The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse Student French English English French Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG110 French I middle school French 1 and 2 or equivalents WLG310 FRENCH III NEW Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages to communicate with others through informal speaking and writing interactions and to express their thoughts and opinions in both formal and Informal spoken and written contexts Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics respond appropriately to conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various French speaking countries read and analyse important pieces of literature and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course is conducted almost entirely in French The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse Student French English English French Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG210 French II or equivalent WLG410 AVT FRENCH IV Students complete their high school French language education with this two semester course that like all of its predecessors conforms to the national standards of the ACTFL The instructional material in French IV enables students to use the conditional and subjunctive tenses and talk about the past with increasing ease distinguishing which tense to use and when It also helps students hone their listening skills to enhance their understanding of native speech patterns on familiar topics Students expand their knowledge of French speaking countries culture history and geography and learn about francophone contributions in the arts Students must pass French III as a prerequisite Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse Student French English English French Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG310 French III or equivalent WLG510 AP FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE NEW The AP French Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students are directly prepared for the AP French Language and Culture test It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication interpersonal interpretive and presentational The course is conducted almost exclusively in French The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board 1 global challenges 2 science and technology 3 contemporary life 4 personal and public identities 5 families and communities and 6 beauty and aesthetics The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products practices and perspectives Students should expect to listen to read and understand a wide variety of authentic French language materials and sources demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal interpretive and presentational communication using French gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Francophone world use French to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide variety of contexts develop insight into the nature of the French language and its culture and use French to participate in communities at home and around the world The AP French Language course is a college level course The intensity quality and amount of course material can be compared to that of a third year college course Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse Student French English English French Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites Strong success in WLG310 French III or success in WLG410 AVT French IV or equivalents and teacher school counsellor recommendation WLG120 GERMAN I NEW Students begin their introduction to German by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study listening speaking reading and writing The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns participate in simple conversations respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various German speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Note Students who have already completed Middle School German 2 should enrol in German II rather than in German I Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse German Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites None Note Students who have already succeeded in middle school German 2 should enrol in German II rather than in German I WLG220 GERMAN II NEW Students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading and listening comprehension activities speaking and writing activities multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning understand common vocabulary terms and phrases use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing participate in conversations respond appropriately to conversational prompts analyse and compare cultural practices products and perspectives of various German speaking countries and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse German Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG120 German I middle school German 1 and 2 or equivalents WLG320 AVT GERMAN III This course expands the scope of concepts and information that students mastered in the German I and II courses and aligns with national ACTFL standards Students learn increasingly complex grammatical constructions such as present imperfect perfect and future tenses reflexive and modal verbs prepositions conjunctions relative pronouns and adjective endings Unit themes in this two semester course include vacations travel leisure time healthy living body parts and ailments family members rights and responsibilities household chores university study military service personal relationships the importance of appearance emotions fairy tales and animals Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials LA speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse German Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG220 German II or equivalent WLG420 AVT GERMAN IV German IV builds on the foundation of the first three courses Students continue to sharpen their speaking listening reading and writing skills while also learning to express themselves on topics relevant to German culture Authentic texts current culture and literature from Germany Austria and Switzerland all form part of the instructional material for this course Each unit focuses on a particular region or city and includes such themes as culture tourism and current events These units cover topics such as contemporary and classical music expressing opinion German history transportation family weekend travel shopping free time activities technology multiculturalism education and careers Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Larousse German Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites WLG320 AVT German III or equivalent WLG130 LATIN I NEW Since mastering a classical language presents different challenges from learning a spoken world language students learn Latin through ancient time honoured classical language approaches which include repetition parsing written composition and listening exercises These techniques combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar syntax and vocabulary provide students with a strong foundation for learning Latin Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept reading comprehension activities writing activities multimedia culture history and mythology presentations and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar There is a strong emphasis on engaging with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from such prestigious authors as Virgil Ovid and Lucretius The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin therefore students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns understand and analyse the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Course Length Two semesters Semesters A and B should be taken consecutively and not simultaneously Materials A speaker and microphone are necessary a headset combination is recommended Bantam New College Latin English Dictionary or equivalent is recommended Prerequisites None Note Students who have already completed Middle School Latin 2 should enrol in Latin II rather than in Latin I WLG230 LATIN II NEW

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