Arts/Video II - Prerequisites: GEL, Teacher Recommendation
TV/Video: This is the
class where McEachern Live is produced. Grades are based on what
students produce for the show. Students who want to major in
broadcast journalism and/or who can dedicate several semesters to
the class are selected.
Gifted Lit. & Film Studies -
Lit. & Film
Studies: This course introduces the major form of fiction and
nonfiction through film studies with an emphasis on evaluation of
these forms through application of the elements of literature.
Students will have an opportunity to design their own projects for broadcast.
This is a production class.
Gifted Local Area
Studies/Psychology - Prerequisites: GEL
Studies: This course is designed to examine the development of the
local community. The focus of the course is the state and local
government. Students will examine the state legislature, the
office of the Governor and the court system. Responsibility of
these organizations to the federal government will also be
Psychology: Psychology A and B investigates the
principles of psychology, developmental psychology, heredity and
environmental aspects of psychology, learning theory, personality,
intelligence, social disorders and research methods used in the
study of psychology.
Religions/Humanities - Prerequisites: GEL
This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of
religion, to investigate the various religions that exist in the
world (both past and present), and to trace religious thought and
its development throughout history. Students will examine the
origins, principles, practices and God(s)/Goddess(es) associated
with Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They
will also study alternative religions, various cults as well as
New Age religious movements. Students will be able to define and
explain the characteristics and transformations of religion and
Humanities: This course
investigates philosophical ideas and values in human affairs
through the study of historical and philosophical influences in
areas such as literature, language, composition, music, art,
science and mathematics. Students will understand the thoughts of
well known philosophers, philosophical terms, and how methods of
philosophical thought should be applied.
Religion - Prerequisites: GEL
Mythology: Mythology is a comparative study of the plot,
characters, themes, and metaphors in the myths, stories, and tales
of classic mythology that also examines the influence of Greek,
Norse, Roman, and other mythology.
Gifted History of the English
Language A/B - Prerequisites: GEL
This course focuses on the historical
background and plays of William Shakespeare with an emphasis on
performance. This course will also examine changes to the English
language during the Elizabethan era. Class activities emphasize
creativity and critical thinking skills.
- Prerequisites: GEL
Writing/Journalism: This course emphasizes journalistic and
creative writing focusing on purpose, influence, structure, and
language use in addition to fluency, control, style, and revising.