Course Catalog

 
 

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English
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JROTC
Mathematics
Music
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: 190101H
Course Title:
African American Literature

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:
N
Course Code: 175101A
Course Title:
AP English Language and Composition

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:
It is suggested that students have either an A or B in English, or have a 24 on the ACT in English, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

*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 and Composition 1

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:
It is suggested that students have either an A or B in English, or have a 24 on the ACT in English, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

*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 and Composition 1 (Alpha)

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:
It is suggested that students have either an A or B in English, or have a 24 on the ACT in English, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

*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 and Composition 1 (Omega)

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:
It is suggested that students have either an A or B in English, or have a 24 on the ACT in English, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

*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: 193101H
Course Title:
Argument and Debate 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:
Open to current freshmen. Must attend two mandatory summer debate camps, stay after school for weekly practices, and attend seven weekend debate tournaments throughout the season as part of the team.
Course Code: 193201H
Course Title:
Argument and Debate 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:
Open to current sophomores who have already taken Honors Argument and Debate I. Must attend two summer debate camps, after school practices, and 8-20 weekend debate tournaments as part of the team.
Course Code: 193301H
Course Title:
Argument and Debate 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:
Open to current juniors who have already taken Honors Argument and Debate II. Must attend two summer debate camps, after school practices, and 8-20 weekend debate tournaments as part of the team.
Course Code: 143101H
Course Title:
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:
N
Course Code: 143201H
Course Title:
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:
Must have at least a B in English class. Show Mr. Telles (room 231) a sample of writing in any genre (unless you have taken Creative Writing I)
Course Code: 973101H
Course Title:
Drama I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Have fun while learning acting, improvisation, directing, playwriting, comedy, film/TV technique, theatre history, and play analysis. Drama is a performance and project based class. Lane Drama has professional partnerships with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, and Pegasus Players Theatre. Drama students take fieldtrips to see professional plays in Chicago. Drama 1 fulfills one year of Lane's fine arts graduation requirement.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Students must have a 3.0 GPA or an A in their current English class.
Course Code: 973201H
Course Title:
Drama II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Have fun while learning more advanced acting, improvisation, auditioning, directing, stagecraft, film/TV technique, and play production skills. In Drama II, students have many performance opportunities. In the spring, students produce and perform their own class play. Drama II students are involved in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's residency program.

Suggested Prerequisites:
One year of Drama is required for Drama II or an audition with Mrs. Hanson.
Course Code: 973201H-DM
Course Title:
Drama II- For Drama Majors

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Have fun while learning more advanced acting, improvisation, auditioning, directing, stagecraft, film/TV technique, and play production skills. In Drama II, students have many performance opportunities. In the spring, students produce and perform their own class play. Drama II students are involved in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's residency program.

Suggested Prerequisites:
One year of Drama is required for Drama II or an audition with Mrs. Hanson.
Course Code: 973301H
Course Title:
Drama III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Drama III is for students who are really interested in studying all areas of theatre. During this third year, students continue to develop their performance and production skills. Along with performing in the annual class play, students are involved in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's residency program.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Drama I and II are required for Drama III.
Course Code: 184101H
Course Title:
English I: Survey of Literature

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:
Y (you must test into Honors Survey Literature)

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184101R
Course Title:
English I: Survey of Literature

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:
N

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184201H
Course Title:
English II: American Literature

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:
You must have an A or B in Honors Survey Literature for 1st semester or an A in Regular to be eligible for Honors American Literature

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184201R
Course Title:
English II: American Literature

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:
N

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184301H
Course Title:
English III: British Literature

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:
You must have an A or B in Honors American Literature for 1st semester or an A in Regular to be eligible for Honors American Literature.

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184301R
Course Title:
English III: British Literature

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:
N

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184401H
Course Title:
English IV: World Literature

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:
You must have an A or B in Honors British Literature for 1st semester or an A in Regular to be eligible for Honors World Literature.

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 184401R
Course Title:
English IV: World Literature

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:
N

Course Fee:
$20
Course Code: 164101H
Course Title:
Introduction to Philosophy in Literature

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:
N
Course Code: 159101H
Course Title:
Journalism - Newspaper 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.

https://vimeo.com/119274244

Suggested Prerequisites:
N
Course Code: 159201H
Course Title:
Journalism - Newspaper 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:
You must take Journalism I
Course Code: 156101R
Course Title:
Journalism - Yrbk 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:
N
Course Code: 156201H
Course Title:
Journalism - Yrbk II (take with Yrbk Editor)

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:
In order to be in Yearbook II, students must have completed Yearbook I. They will then have the opportunity to become editors and learn managerial roles in completing Lane's yearbook publications.
Course Code: 168101H
Course Title:
Latin American Literature

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:
N
Course Code: 189701N
Course Title:
LTAC Reading and Language Arts

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
LTAC reading and language arts is a class designed to inspire, motivate, and create wonderful readers and writers. LTAC language arts will introduce you to a variety of contemporary and ancient literary greats. The course moves thematically from individual identity to global identity, dissecting how each literary mastermind tackles the issues and creates beautiful pieces. The big literary works used are: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, and Night by Ellie Wiesel. The course also studies mythology and poetry. The curriculum focuses on the foundations of analytical writing, grammatical concepts, and literacy strategies in attempts to prepare students for their high school curriculum.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N
Course Code: 149101H
Course Title:
Sports Communication

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: 149201H
Course Title:
Sports Communication II

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:
Sport Communication I
Course Code: 145101H
Course Title:
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:
None
Course Code: 151101H
Course Title:
Writing Instructors

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:
N