Grade Eleven Schedule of Courses
This is our standard menu of courses for Grade Eleven. Every student is different, and so is their path. We tailor as needed.
Focuses on academic and other types of research-based writing and builds on the work completed in ENGL 1020. Focuses on critical thinking, reading and writing as well as working with primary and secondary source material to produce a variety of research-based essays. Emphasis on using both print-based and electronic-based information.
Provides an introduction to the major forces, events and individuals that shaped the historical development of American society, beginning with the European settlement of America and concluding with the Civil War, reconstruction and the early growth of an industrial order.
Introduction to Journalism provides students a broad overview of the histories of, debates within, and best practices for journalism in print, digital, and other media. This is a writing intensive course.
Introductory course in philosophy that focuses on some of the central questions of philosophy, including theories of reality and the nature of knowledge and its limits. The knowledge of these areas is essential to the student for informed participation in the resolution of contemporary problems in today’s society.
Asks students to explore how stories determine who we are. Everything people do fits into a narrative pattern, evident everywhere from TV news to memory to daily schedules. We tell ourselves stories about ourselves and others–how do these stories shape who we are as cultural beings?
Studies communication theory and application. Topics include communication models, interpersonal communication and the concept of self, nonverbal communication, message preparation and analysis, and decision making.
Introduces class members to the works of famous authors as well as to major themes, elements, and techniques of fiction in both short stories and novels.
Theory and practice of presentational speaking in a variety of contexts to accomplish goals of asserting individuality, building community, securing adherence, discovering knowledge and belief, and offering perspectives.