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Physical Education
Science
Social Science
World Languages

English

The Lane Tech College Prep High School English department requires its students to complete four years of English courses for graduation. Three levels of courses are offered as options for much of the required coursework. The following is a list of guidelines for placement:
  • Regular Level: This level is open to all students in each grade level.
  • Honors Level: This level is available for highly motivated students who meet the following criteria:
    A semester grade of "A" in the current regular English class or a grade of "B" or higher in a current Honors English class
Students are also welcome to take part in many of the electives and activities that are taught and sponsored by the English Department such as the publications: Arrowhead, our yearbook; Warrior, the school newspaper; 2501, the literary magazine, or LTLb TV, the school broadcast. Additionally we have numerous electives you can take in addition to your core English classes and finally you might have the chance to travel abroad on one of our annual trips to Europe to immerse yourself in the history of the English language and its wonderful writers.

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Curriculum Map


Note: Four years of core English are required for every student. Students are also allowed to take additional English elective courses beginning their sophomore year. Please review the options in the box below.

Elective Courses

African American Literature
Creative Writing I and II
Debate
Drama I, II, III
Journalism
Latin American Literature
Philosophy
Speech
Sports Communication
Television and Media Production I , II, III
Topics in Literature
Women in Literature
Writing Instructors
Yearbook I and II


Course Descriptions

Course Code: 175101A
Course Title:
AP English Language

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The AP Language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose with 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 generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The focus in on expository, argumentative, and analytical writing.

Suggested Prerequisites:
*Former Academic Center students should take this course junior year, AFTER taking Brit Lit. Students who receive a D or F in English II will NOT be approved to take this class. Students who receiv

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 170101A
Course Title:
AP English Literature

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
An AP English course in Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students will consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Reading in an AP course is both wide and deep. This reading necessarily builds upon the reading done in previous English courses. In their AP course, students read works from several genres and periods-from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century-but more importantly, they get to know a few works well. In addition to considering a work's literary artistry, students reflect on the social and historical values it reflects and embodies.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Students must be willing and able to read, re-read, and read closely every day.

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 149201H
Course Title:
H Advert Comm (Sports 2)

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Sports Communications is a course designed to utilize our own Lane Tech students to market, cover, and promote our athletic department by focusing on the skills required in the fields of sports marketing, sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports information directors.

As mentioned, the students will not only be learning about these different fields, but they will have hands on application as they will be responsible for applying what they learn about the four different fields to the athletic department at Lane Tech and covering the different sports teams here. Some examples of the work required of the students will be sports articles, press releases, social media reports, conducting interviews, holding press conferences, capturing game footage, etc.

The secondary goal of the course is to expose our students to the possible careers that exist within the realm of sports marketing, sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports information directors. This will be accomplished by studying these four fields by way of different texts and examples and working to become efficient technical writers. We will have different speakers come in to discuss these careers as well.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Sports Communication I
Course Code: 190101H
Course Title:
H African American Lit

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
African American Literature highlights the Black American experience from the Middle Passage (Equiano/the slave narrative) to contemporary America (Tupac/rap lyrics). The novels, song lyrics, poems, plays, films, and short stories covered in this class reflect the courageous spirit of the many Black revolutionaries who attempted to change the world through their art. During the school year, students will examine, critique and analyze these revolutionary artists and their works, paying close attention to those pieces that emphasized historical trials and triumphs. In addition, we celebrate modern dance by taking a field trip each spring to the Auditorium Theatre to see the world renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Group. African American Literature provides students with an opportunity to study the beautiful, soulful, sometimes downtrodden, but always triumphant, great works of Black American artists.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 131801H
Course Title:
H Argumentative Literacy I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this class, students will complete independent and group-oriented research and practice debating on the current national topic in preparation for both local and national tournaments. This class emphasizes both the fundamentals of debate as well as advanced debate theory, and is especially relevant for students interested in pursuing a career in law, politics, or public service. Explicit instruction in the theoretical and philosophical aspects of debate and its relationship to rhetoric, writing, and reading will be regularly emphasized and evaluated.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Survey of Literature & there is an application process for this elective. Applicants must attend an informational session, receive signed parent approval, and complete two practice debates and an inte
Course Code: 131901H
Course Title:
H Argumentative Literacy II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this class, students will complete independent and group-oriented research and practice debating on the current national topic in preparation for both local and national tournaments. This class emphasizes both the fundamentals of debate as well as advanced debate theory, and is especially relevant for students interested in pursuing a career in law, politics, or public service. Explicit instruction in the theoretical and philosophical aspects of debate and its relationship to rhetoric, writing, and reading will be regularly emphasized and evaluated.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Honors Argument and Debate I
Course Code: 193301H
Course Title:
H Argumentative Literacy III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this class, students will complete independent and group-oriented research and practice debating on the current national topic in preparation for both local and national tournaments. This class emphasizes both the fundamentals of debate as well as advanced debate theory, and is especially relevant for students interested in pursuing a career in law, politics, or public service. Explicit instruction in the theoretical and philosophical aspects of debate and its relationship to rhetoric, writing, and reading will be regularly emphasized and evaluated.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Honors Argument and Debate II.
Course Code: 149101H
Course Title:
H Bus & Market (Sports I)

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Sports Communications is a course designed to utilize our own Lane Tech students to market, cover, and promote our athletic department by focusing on the skills required in the fields of sports marketing, sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports information directors.

As mentioned, the students will not only be learning about these different fields, but they will have hands on application as they will be responsible for applying what they learn about the four different fields to the athletic department at Lane Tech and covering the different sports teams here. Some examples of the work required of the students will be sports articles, press releases, social media reports, conducting interviews, holding press conferences, capturing game footage, etc.

The secondary goal of the course is to expose our students to the possible careers that exist within the realm of sports marketing, sports journalism, sports broadcasting, and sports information directors. This will be accomplished by studying these four fields by way of different texts and examples and working to become efficient technical writers. We will have different speakers come in to discuss these careers as well.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 143101H
Course Title:
H Creative Writing

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Your words deserve to be heard (and read). In this class, we explore different styles and techniques for creative expression. Students try their hand at writing short memoirs, short stories, plays, and poetry. Over the course of the year, students are encouraged to stretch beyond their comfort zones and to establish a community of writers. Students also learn more about how to find their voice, how to find inspiration from their experiences, and how to get back in touch with their creativity.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 143201H
Course Title:
H Creative Writing II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Creative Writing II is a workshop based class for students who enjoy imaginative writing. The class teaches accomplished student writers advanced writing techniques and provides them an opportunity to publish their work. Students showcase their work through class projects, local and national contests, and open mics. The class also creates 2501, Lane's literary magazine, as well as REVEL, an electronic magazine. If you write for fun, this class is the one for you.

Suggested Prerequisites:
A writing portfolio or Creative Writing I
Course Code: 184101H
Course Title:
H English I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Provides students with an intensive survey of literature and writing. The curriculum includes short stories, mythology, poetry, Shakespeare, non-fiction, drama, and grammar. Special attention is paid to developing the student's writing skills in a variety of forms, including persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive essays. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Biology class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
8th Grade Language Arts & Selective Enrollment/Placement Testing
Course Code: 184101H^
Course Title:
H English I Alpha

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Provides students with an intensive survey of literature and writing. The curriculum includes short stories, mythology, poetry, Shakespeare, non-fiction, drama, and grammar. Special attention is paid to developing the student's writing skills in a variety of forms, including persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive essays. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Biology class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Application
Course Code: 184101H^^
Course Title:
H English I Omega

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Provides students with an intensive survey of literature and writing. The curriculum includes short stories, mythology, poetry, Shakespeare, non-fiction, drama, and grammar. Special attention is paid to developing the student's writing skills in a variety of forms, including persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive essays. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Biology class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Application
Course Code: 184201H
Course Title:
H English II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class covers important works of American literature. The course functions as a chronological study of historical events, cultural trends, and literary works. This body of information begins with the mythology of Native Americans along with the ideas of our founding fathers, and it continues through to modern novels, poetry, and drama. The authors covered in this course reflect the ethnic and intellectual diversity of present through American History. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Chemistry class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
An A in a Reg English I or an A or B in H English I for both semesters; Academic Center students take this class during their 9th grade year.
Course Code: 184201H^
Course Title:
H English II Alpha

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class covers important works of American literature. The course functions as a chronological study of historical events, cultural trends, and literary works. This body of information begins with the mythology of Native Americans along with the ideas of our founding fathers, and it continues through to modern novels, poetry, and drama. The authors covered in this course reflect the ethnic and intellectual diversity of present through American History. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Chemistry class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Students must complete the Freshmen Alpha course during which they must have maintained an A or B in Alpha English, Alpha Math, and Alpha Science.
Course Code: 184201H^^
Course Title:
H English II Omega

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class covers important works of American literature. The course functions as a chronological study of historical events, cultural trends, and literary works. This body of information begins with the mythology of Native Americans along with the ideas of our founding fathers, and it continues through to modern novels, poetry, and drama. The authors covered in this course reflect the ethnic and intellectual diversity of present through American History. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Alpha classes work in tandem with students' Alpha Chemistry class.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Students must complete the Freshmen Omega course during which they must have maintained an A or B in Omega English and Omega History.
Course Code: 184301H
Course Title:
H English III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class focuses on the literature of Great Britain. From the origins of British Literature to modern classics, students explore recurring themes and the intersection of history and literature. This course also includes significant works by Irish and Scottish writers, British mythology, Renaissance and Romantic poetry, Shakespearean drama and poetry, and modern British culture. Students also prepare a research paper and several literary essays. In addition, students prepare for the PSAE/ACT as well as study grammar and writing. Honors classes further develop their higher order thinking skills. Advanced Placement (AP) English Language/Composition is taught at the college level with an emphasis on test preparation for the AP Test that allows students the opportunity to earn college credit.

Suggested Prerequisites:
An A in a Reg English II or an A or B in H English II
Course Code: 184401H
Course Title:
H English IV

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class surveys masterpieces in world literature, covering drama, poetry, novels, essays, and short stories from around the globe. In addition to such a diverse body of literary works, senior students focus on three crucial types of writing: literary analysis, college essays, and the senior research paper. The senior research paper is a graduation requirement at all levels of senior English and serves as a rite of passage in moving on to post-secondary education. All the classes focus on higher order thinking skills where students synthesis and use an evaluative approach to literary anaylsis. Advanced Placement (AP) and World Literature focuses on critically analyzing and interpreting various texts; honors and regular levels are differentiated in how many works are taught, a greater depth of study and independent exploration.

Suggested Prerequisites:
An A in a Reg English III or an A or B in H English III or AP Lang for both semesters
Course Code: 164101H
Course Title:
H Introduction to Philosophy

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course traces the development of the Western philosophical tradition from its beginnings in classical Greece through the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Modern periods. Students read complex texts of philosophical works. Among the philosophers covered are Plato, Descartes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and Foucault.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 159101H
Course Title:
H Journalism I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The Lane Warrior is one of the oldest high school newspapers in America. Originally a daily publication printing short news blurbs and the daily announcements, it has evolved into a lengthier production focusing on Lane-specific news and in-depth feature stories. In recent years, the Warrior has published between five to seven issues per school year and won numerous awards. To become a staff member students must complete the Journalism I class, which teaches the fundamental skills of reporting, writing, page layout, photography, and advertising. Upon completing the course, students must then enroll in the Journalism II class and apply for a staff position. In Journalism II, all students work as staff writers/reporters. In addition, students are assigned specific responsibilities for fulfilling their staff position. Positions may include editors-in-chief, managing editors, copy editors, section editors, photographers, and business managers. Upon completing the two-year journalism program at Lane, students will be better prepared to work in the field of communications. Recent graduates have gone on to study journalism at some of the best journalism schools in the country, including Northwestern University, the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and the University of Iowa.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 159201H
Course Title:
H Journalism II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The Lane Warrior is one of the oldest high school newspapers in America. Originally a daily publication printing short news blurbs and the daily announcements, it has evolved into a lengthier production focusing on Lane-specific news and in-depth feature stories. In recent years, the Warrior has published between five to seven issues per school year and won numerous awards. To become a staff member students must complete the Journalism I class, which teaches the fundamental skills of reporting, writing, page layout, photography, and advertising. Upon completing the course, students must then enroll in the Journalism II class and apply for a staff position. In Journalism II, all students work as staff writers/reporters. In addition, students are assigned specific responsibilities for fulfilling their staff position. Positions may include editors-in-chief, managing editors, copy editors, section editors, photographers, and business managers. Upon completing the two-year journalism program at Lane, students will be better prepared to work in the field of communications. Recent graduates have gone on to study journalism at some of the best journalism schools in the country, including Northwestern University, the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and the University of Iowa.

Suggested Prerequisites:
A grade of B or better in Journalism 1
Course Code: 132301H
Course Title:
H Journalism III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The Lane Warrior is one of the oldest high school newspapers in America. Originally a daily publication printing short news blurbs and the daily announcements, it has evolved into a lengthier production focusing on Lane-specific news and in-depth feature stories. In recent years, the Warrior has published between five to seven issues per school year and won numerous awards. To become a staff member students must complete the Journalism I class, which teaches the fundamental skills of reporting, writing, page layout, photography, and advertising. Upon completing the course, students must then enroll in the Journalism II class and apply for a staff position. In Journalism II, all students work as staff writers/reporters. In addition, students are assigned specific responsibilities for fulfilling their staff position. Positions may include editors-in-chief, managing editors, copy editors, section editors, photographers, and business managers. Upon completing the two-year journalism program at Lane, students will be better prepared to work in the field of communications. Recent graduates have gone on to study journalism at some of the best journalism schools in the country, including Northwestern University, the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and the University of Iowa.

Suggested Prerequisites:
A grade of B or better in Journalism 2
Course Code: 156201H
Course Title:
H Journalism Yearbook II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Yearbook is a year-long course for students interested in developing, designing, and creating Lane Tech's Arrowhead Yearbook and LTAC's Artifacts Yearbook. The classroom portion of this course emphasizes the mechanics of good writing, as well as strategies for effective oral and written communication. Students will learn how to design layouts using online programs and applications on Apple platforms. Students will learn about digital photography, page design, and interviewing skills. A successful yearbook student will be highly motivated to produce a quality publication. Additional work outside of the classroom is required; assignments may include activities such as staffing group photo sessions, photographing sporting, musical, and club events, or interviewing students and teachers. Upon completing this course, a yearbook student should be knowledgeable in all aspects of desktop publishing. Yearbook editors are ultimately responsible for their assigned sections of the yearbook. They manage staff, delegate tasks among their staff members, design layouts, and edit staff submissions.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Yearbook I
Course Code: 168101H
Course Title:
H Latin American Lit

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Latin American Literature is the the hopes and dreams, the struggles and pain, the love and passion, the history and tradition of people who are different in their countries of origin and customs, but similar in their stories; it is the literature of descendants of indigenous, African, and European blood. We will read writing that represents Latinos throughout the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. To enhance our understanding of the literature, this class visits a Mexican community and a Puerto Rican community during field trips to local museums, restaurants, and shops; we experience various cultures through fiestas, songs, and dance; and we create photographs, masks, and sculptures in imitation of the artwork we observe. By analyzing and discussing issues important to Latinos throughout Latin America and the United States, we will compare and contrast our own experiences to those of the people of whom we read; we will also determine where Latino literature fits in the American canon, and where Latino aspirations fit in the "American dream."

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code:
Course Title:
H South Asian Lit

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course invites students to participate in the richness and variety of South Asian literature, and culture. The objective for this course is to introduce South Asian literature in English. By examining significant topics such as, post-colonial/imperial trauma, gender relations and inequality, sexuality, cross-cultural interaction, violence, and human rights. Writing either from the South Asian subcontinent (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka) itself or from abroad, many of the writers featured in this course have had a remarkable impact in the literary realm. This course gives students the opportunity to relate the issues and ideas they encounter in South Asian literature and history to the life of present-day South Asia.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code: 145101H
Course Title:
H Women in Literature

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Honors Women in Literature explores the voices of women writers by considering issues of women's roles, oppression, liberation, relationships, conflicts, and contributions from a variety of historical and cultural perspectives. Students will discuss the changing roles and representations of women in literature from Biblical texts to contemporary writing.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Course Code:
Course Title:
H Writing Center Instruct II

Level:

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Honors Writing Center Instructors II is that rare high school course that truly puts the power of learning into the hands of the student. Students spend class time working in the Lane Tech Writing Center, a student-run, student-centered space that provides peer tutoring in writing to Lane students. As Writing Center II students, they have the added responsibilities of training novice tutors and submitting their research from Honors Writing Instructors I to conferences and academic journals for publication. Students have the option of working extra shifts in the writing center in exchange for service learning hours. This course is particularly relevant for those who are interested in leadership, writing, or education. Pre-Requisite: Honors Writing Instructors I.

Suggested Prerequisites:
An A or B in Honors Writing Instructors I.
Course Code: 151101H
Course Title:
H Writing Center Instructo

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Writing Center Instructors is that rare high school course that truly puts the power of learning into the hands of the student. Do you often find yourself helping your classmates or siblings with brainstorming, writing thesis statements, or revising? This class will allow you to hone that talent and disperse it throughout Laneâ??s student body. During the first semester, students prepare research papers and study theories of egalitarian learning to discover what it means to be a good peer tutor of writing. During the second semester, students put that theory to work by launching Laneâ??s Writing Center, a student-run, student-centered space that will provide peer tutoring to Lane students. This course is particularly relevant for those who are interested in leadership, writing, or education.

Suggested Prerequisites:
B or higher in their previous English class. Teacher recommendations are preferred.
Course Code: 184101R
Course Title:
R English I

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Provides students with an intensive survey of literature and writing. The curriculum includes short stories, mythology, poetry, Shakespeare, non-fiction, drama, and grammar. Special attention is paid to developing the student's writing skills in a variety of forms, including persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive essays.

Suggested Prerequisites:
8th Grade Language Arts
Course Code: 184201R
Course Title:
R English II

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class covers important works of American literature. The course functions as a chronological study of historical events, cultural trends, and literary works. This body of information begins with the mythology of Native Americans along with the ideas of our founding fathers, and it continues through to modern novels, poetry, and drama. The authors covered in this course reflect the ethnic and intellectual diversity of present through American History.

Suggested Prerequisites:
English I
Course Code: 184301R
Course Title:
R English III

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class focuses on the literature of Great Britain. From the origins of British Literature to modern classics, students explore recurring themes and the intersection of history and literature. This course also includes significant works by Irish and Scottish writers, British mythology, Renaissance and Romantic poetry, Shakespearean drama and poetry, and modern British culture. Students also prepare a research paper and several literary essays. In addition, students prepare for the PSAE/ACT as well as study grammar and writing.

Suggested Prerequisites:
English II
Course Code: 184401R
Course Title:
R English IV

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class surveys masterpieces in world literature, covering drama, poetry, novels, essays, and short stories from around the globe. In addition to such a diverse body of literary works, senior students focus on three crucial types of writing: literary analysis, college essays, and the senior research paper. The senior research paper is a graduation requirement at all levels of senior English and serves as a rite of passage in moving on to post-secondary education. All the classes focus on higher order thinking skills where students synthesis and use an evaluative approach to literary anaylsis. Advanced Placement (AP) and World Literature focuses on critically analyzing and interpreting various texts; honors and regular levels are differentiated in how many works are taught, a greater depth of study and independent exploration.

Suggested Prerequisites:
English III or equilvelant
Course Code: 156101R
Course Title:
R Journalism Yearbook I

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Yearbook is a year-long course for students interested in developing, designing, and creating Lane Tech's Arrowhead Yearbook and LTAC's Artifacts Yearbook. The classroom portion of this course emphasizes the mechanics of good writing, as well as strategies for effective oral and written communication. Students will learn how to design layouts using online programs and applications on Apple platforms. Students will learn about digital photography, page design, and interviewing skills. A successful yearbook student will be highly motivated to produce a quality publication. Additional work outside of the classroom is required; assignments may include activities such as staffing group photo sessions, photographing sporting, musical, and club events, or interviewing students and teachers. Upon completing this course, a yearbook student should be knowledgeable in all aspects of desktop publishing.

Suggested Prerequisites: