Course Descriptions (Electives)

Sports History
Students will learn about history of different sports. Topics that will be covered will include the evolution of the sport, historical figures, modern day leagues, and health topics concerning the sport. American football, basketball, baseball, soccer/football, and other sports will be talked about during the course. 

Psychology
Students are introduced to the scientific method and the core ideas and theories of psychology. As a result, students gain an understanding of the complexities and diversity of human thought and behavior. This course will investigate the mind-body connection, analyze concepts of consciousness, evaluate theories of personality, develop an understanding of psychological disorders, evaluate the role and effectiveness of treatments and analyze theories of intelligence.
Health
This course will help students find accurate information, develop positive attitudes and behaviors, and make wise decisions about their personal health. Topics covered will include personal and community health, mental health, social health, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and growth and development.

Art
This course will introduce students to different art skills and prepare them for future art classes. Drawing, painting, ceramics, the elements and principles of design, color theory, the critical process, and keeping a sketchbook journal will be covered in this course.

Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced elective course that explores the most marvelous biological machine of all, the human body. This class integrates class work with both hands-on specimen dissections and computerized virtual dissections. The topics studied will include systematic study of the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, and reproductive system.  Students will understand the anatomical features and functions of a variety of body systems and organs and crucial medical terminology. Successful completion of this course will enable students to be better prepared for college level biological sciences as well as prepare them to better understand their own health and medical history.

 

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