Language Arts Electives

DEPARTMENT:  Language Arts

 

Course Name: AP English Literature and Composition (A.P.; holds a weight 5.1 towards final GPA)

Grade:   11   12        Course Length: 1 year                  Credits: 1.0      Prerequisite(s): At least a B in the previous year’s English class and department approval.

Description:  AP English Literature and Composition is designed to be a college level course. Students will read literature ranging from the sixteenth century through today, including several different genres. Higher levels of writing will also be required. Students should expect a rigorous English experience with intellectual challenges and a considerable workload, including summer work. Students will have the option to take the AP English Literature and Composition Exam in May. By earning a 3 or higher on the exam, the student will be awarded college credit, accepted at many colleges and universities.

Course

Course Name:  Broadcast Journalism 1  

Grade(s):   10  11 12     Course Length: Semester      Credits: 0.5         Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval

Description:  Instruction that is clearly connected to today’s modern world is vital to student engagement.  This introductory study of broadcast journalism aims to analyze and use mass media communication. Instruction will begin in the area of media literacy by examining messages that come to us through mass media.  As a natural class progression, we will move more toward a hands-on, production based curriculum model.  A primary aim of the course is to prepare students to produce/operate RVTV, Redbank Valley School’s daily news program.

 

Course Name:  Broadcast Journalism 2&3  

Grade(s): 10  11 12     Course Length: 1 year        Credits: 1.0      Prerequisite(s): Completion of Broadcast Journalism I Description:  The purpose of this course is for students to continue to develop proper filming techniques, lighting, video capture, and video editing. Students will be learning all aspects of creating a news broadcast. Students will be reading, writing, and producing pieces about current events within school, local, and national parameters.  Students will be required to film school activities during school as well as after hours. Students will rotate production assignments each week.  The primary objective for this course is to develop and produce RVTV, a daily, student-run news program.   

 

Course Name:  Journalism I                                                                   

Grade(s):  9 10  11  12          Course Length:  1 year          Credits: 1.0        Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval

Description:  This is a product-oriented course designed to develop students’ skills in writing, critical reading, computer applications, time management, and development and design.  Students will receive extensive instruction in all the above as well as basic elements of newspaper publishing. The journalism student also receives plenty of one-on-one instructor time to help to develop his/her individual writing voice.

 

Course Name:  Journalism 2                                                                

Grade(s):   10 11  12      Course Length:  1 year           Credits: 1.0      Prerequisite(s):  Successful completion of Journalism I

Description:  This is a product-oriented course designed to develop students’ skills in writing, critical reading, computer applications, time management, and development and design.  Students will receive extensive instruction in all the above as well as basic elements of newspaper publishing. The journalism student also receives plenty of one-on-one instructor time to help to develop his/her individual writing voice. Journalism 2 students will be asked to produce more than Journalism I.

 

Course Name:  Journalism 3  & 4                                               

Grade(s):   11 12          Course Length:  1 year             Credits: 1.0      Prerequisite(s):  Successful completion of Journalism II for Journalism III  or Journalism III for Journalism IV

Description:  This is a product-oriented course designed to develop students’ skills in writing, critical reading, computer applications, time management, and development and design.  Students will receive extensive instruction in all the above as well as basic elements of newspaper publishing. Journalism III & IV students will play a larger role in the class, such as editor, lay-out editor, picture editor, creating the front page, and submitting information to the local newspaper for This Week at RVHS. Students will be required to submit at least one submission of their choice to any local newspaper or magazine. 

 

More Electives:

Agriculture Science Electives

Business/Computers Electives 

Fine Arts (Art & Music) Electives

Family/Consumer Sciences (Home Economics) Electives 

Industrial Technology and Engineering Electives

Language Arts Electives

Social Studies Electives 

Foreign Languages Electives

Science Electives

Math Electives 

Physical Education Electives

 

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