Courses & Descriptions
0115 - CORRECTIVE READING 1 (9,10) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is for students who have been recommended by teachers and counselors who are reading below the fifth grade level and have need for word attack, rate development, a comprehension strategy instruction.
1110 - BASIC ENGLISH 9 (9) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is designed for freshmen who have been recommended by teachers and counselors, or who score at or below 211 in language on the 8th grade on the spring ISAT. The Basic English 9 class will benefit from a reduced pace from that of other English classes. Students in this class, in addition to the regular English curriculum, will receive instruction in vocabulary, writing, reading and study skills.
1120 - ENGLISH 9 (9-REQ, 10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Emphasis will be on improving writing skills, vocabulary development, and reading a variety of literature.
1130 - HONORS ENGLISH 9 (9) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is designed for the capable student who is willing to read and write seriously. It will emphasize vocabulary and development of writing skills. It will prepare students for other honors courses.
Students should meet the recommended honors criteria.
1210 - BASIC ENGLISH 10 (10-REQ, 11, 12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is designed for sophomores who have been recommended by teachers and counselors, or who score below grade level on the ISAT.
1220 - ENGLISH 10 (10-REQ, 11, 12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Designed to help students improve in their basic language skills. The course of study will include the review and reinforcement of grammar fundamentals and standard English usage as well as reading short stories, biographies and novels.
1230 - HONORS ENGLISH 10 (10) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
A challenging course designed for the highly capable, serious student. It will emphasize writing in response to the various genres of world literature as well as stress vocabulary and other college skills.
Students should meet the recommended honors criteria.
1310 - APPLIED JUNIOR ENGLISH (11) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is designed forJuniors who have been recommended by teachers and counselors, or who have not yet passed their ISAT Language Arts tests. The Applied English 11 class will benefit from a reduced pace from that of other English classes, andmore directed insturction in writing, research and study skills.
1320 - ENGLISH 11 (11-REQ, 12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The course is designed to improve the student's skills in reading, writing and language through the study of themes and writers of American literature, past and present.
1441 - IB ENGLISH 12, HL(12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This two year literature and writing course is designed to develop critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. The course will focus on developing an understanding of the diverse culture and literature of the United States. The thematic focus will be on the individual and society. Through close study of the short stories, speeches, letters, and essays, students will develop a command of the language and rhetorical terms and strategies appropriate for the study of literature. The senior year will involve in-depth studies of authors and their works from four different nations: Russia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Seniors will leave this class with a broadened world view and the ability to analyze literature in detail.
Students should meet the recommended honors criteria.
1410 - APPLIED ENGLISH 12 (12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Seniors who are planning to attend a technical, two-year or four-year college, or join the work force after graduation may elect to take Applied English in place of Senior English. The focus of the class will be strategies to ensure success in the workplace including technical writing, reading, communicating, and collaborative problem solving. The literature studied will reflect these concepts.
1420 - ENGLISH 12 (12-REQ) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Senior literature focuses on the study of world literature through various genres of diverse times and places. Composition focuses on developing and extending writing for purposes that extend into post high school academics and life. The critical study of language emphasizes how context influences the structure, meaning, and use of language.
1440 - AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE/COMPOSITION (11) 2 Credits/2 Semesters The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of thetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
1510 - SPEECH (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Students will practice communication skills in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on overcoming fear, group discussion and speaking technique. Projects will emphasize practical applications such as job interviews, telling stories to children, speaking in a formal setting (i.e. funeral or banquet) or explaining a familiar process or selling an item.
1525 - INTRO TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION (NIC) (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester This course introduces students to what communication is and how it affects human interaction. Emphasis is on public speaking with attention to audience analysis and organizational and delivery skills. The controlled and supportive classroom environment is an ideal setting for students to practice and perfect those communication skills of effective speaking and critical listening valued in all professions, the community, and personal relations. It is, however, a complex discipline of reading, writing, research, and perfornance; therefore, course success relies strongly on college level reading and writing abilities. Class taken at LCHS. Possible 3 college credits through NIC available.
1531/1532 - DEBATE 1 (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Students will study Lincoln-Douglas Debate which focuses on the political application of morals and philosophy through values and research. Students will also study Policy Debate which focuses on advocating for or against policy statements and their global impact. Basic skills in research, analysis, organization and refutation will be emphasized in a competitive environment. Students will debate both independently and as members of teams.
Participation in co-curricular debate tournaments is expected.
One full year of debate will fulfill the Speech requirement.
1541 - HONORS DEBATE 2 (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
For students with at least one year of debate experience. Theory applied to the competitive setting is the primary focus. Students should anticipate preparation for and participation in various speech contests and debate tournaments.
Prerequisite: Instructor’s Approval.
1610 - READING 1 (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is required for students who score at or below 210 on the ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test). It will focus on word analysis, vocabulary, and fluency. Students will work on improving their literal, interpretive and evaluative comprehension. Students will read a variety of literature in class and be required to read independently form self-selected books. The goal of this class is to help the student become an engaged, fluent and competent reader of the variety o texts they will have to understand in their, personal academic and professional lives.
1612 - READING 2 (9,10,11) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is required for students who score at or below as follows: 217 (freshmen), 219 (sophomores) 223 (juniors) on the ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test), The course will focus on word analysis, vocabulary, and fluency. Students will work on improving their literal, interpretive and evaluative comprehension. Students will read a variety of literature in class and be required to read independently form self-selected books. The goal of this class is to improve student reading comprehension and fluency by reading a variety of genre.
1725 - JOURNALISM (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course will familiarize the student with various types of newspaper writing including news, sports, feature, review, and editorial writing. The course will stress developing investigative reporting skills as students learn to balance their writing objectively. Students will be required to use desktop publishing programs on the computer in producing a newspaper. Prerequisite: Instructor's Approval Recommended.
1735 - CREATIVE WRITING (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A semester long writing course aimed at those students interested in writing stories and poems. This elective course will emphasize creativity. (Not offered every year.)
1740 - CLASSIC MOVIES AS LITERATURE (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A series of classic movies will be used to teach literary devices and elements. Students will observe, discuss, and write about each movie. The course includes a brief cinematic history. (Not offered every year.)
1745 - POETRY (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Through the study of poetry and language with a focus on vocabulary and word choice, students will develop a better understanding of poetry. Students will apply these skills in writing their own poetry. (Not offered every year.)
1750 - POETRY 2 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1Semester
An elective English course in which students will read, write, and publish poetry as well as develop advanced vocabulary skills. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: Poetry and/or Instructor's Approval
1755 - YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
An elective English course in which students will read and respond to adolescent literature. Students will study literature written for and about teens and their problems and issues. Students will study the ideas and issues as they relate to their lives. (Not offered every year)
1790 - READING & WRITING SCI-FI & FANTASY LITERATURE (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Students with interest in science fiction and fantasy literature can explore this literature in a course designed to help them understand why they like these genres and how they can create this kind of literature on their own. We will explore the questions authors address and the meaning of their answers as students work to develop their own writing ability and style. (Not offered every year).
1771 - READING MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course will be offered fall 2007 pending approval by the school board. This is a literature course for students who love mystery stories. We will read from the masters of the genre and explore why these stories intrigue us and how they work. Class activities will include reading and discussing a variety of mystery stories, learning about the history and subcategories of the genre, searching for new titles and authors to read and share with classmates, and writing about our reading. (Not offered every year.)
1786 - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1Semester
Shakespeare's plays are the foundation of modern theater and film, and the language of Shakespeare is an important part of modern English. Students will read, perform, interpret, write about, and study Shakespeare in all his writing.
1850 - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO ENGLISH 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING (11,12)1.5 Credits/1 Semester Workshop on strategies for generating ideas for writing, for planning and organizing material, and for revising and editing; intended to prepare students for the demands of college writing, focusing on reading critically and incorporating source material.
1860 - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO ENGLISH 175 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY GENRES (11,12) 1.5 Credit/1 Semester Introduction to the terminology, techniques, and formal characteristics of literary genres. Intended to provide the general student and the beginning English major with basic experience in literary analysis.
9120 - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO EDCI 201 - CONTEXTS OF EDUCATION (12) 1.5 Credits/1 Semester
Introduction to the philosophical, social, cultural, historical, legal and political contexts of schooling. Develops an understanding of the sources of curriculum, standards, and assessments. Explores what it means to become a successful teacher committed to student success through the development of observation and analysis skills. Required additional 20 hours of service learning.