ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (AHSD)

AHSD 6400  PRACTICAL ENGLISH SKILLS  
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A review of grammar, spelling, reading, composition, and essay writing in preparation for taking the Adult High School Diploma Program exit exam or the General Education Development (GED) exam. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6401  FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR A  
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Review of parts of speech, spelling, basic sentence structure, mechanics, and vocabulary skill building. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6402  FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR B  
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Comprehensive study of English usage, spelling, and mechanics. Improvement in basic writing skills with more complex sentence structures and writing models. Increased vocabulary skill building. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6403  ESSENTIALS IN WRITING A  
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Sentence and paragraph composition. Vocabulary building and review of language mechanics and grammar. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6404  ESSENTIALS IN WRITING B  
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Review steps of the writing process, outlining, style exploration, and introduction to research paper writing. Strengthen skills in grammar, vocabulary, and oral presentation skills. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6405  U.S. LITERATURE  
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A survey of the literature of the United States (fiction and non-fiction) from the colonial period to contemporary times focusing on social, cultural and literary contexts. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6406  BRITISH LITERATURE  
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A survey of British literature (fiction and non-fiction) focusing on cultural, literary, and social contexts. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6407  READING FUNDAMENTALS  
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An introduction to building vocabulary, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills. A basic review of English language usage. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6408  LITERATURE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY  
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Survey of multicultural literature (fiction and non-fiction) focusing on social, cultural, and literary contexts. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6409  INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING  
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Creative literary expression through poetry, drama, and short story. Individual creative writing in various forms. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirement for English. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6411  U.S. HISTORY: PRE-COLONIALISM TO THE CIVIL WAR  
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An analysis of social, economic, and political factors in United States history from the period of Pre-Colonialism to Reconstruction. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for United States history and the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6412  U.S. HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTION TO PRESENT  
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An analysis of social, economic, and political factors in United States history from the period of Reconstruction to the present. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for United States history and the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6413  INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT  
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An introduction to American government and its relevance to understanding the democratic process. Study of the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of the United States on local, state, and federal levels. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for American government and the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6414  INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS  
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An introduction to events that influence the American economy, including inflation, purchasing power, taxes, balance of payments, technology, deficit spending, and the cost of living. A review of foreign and domestic exchange, consumerism, GNP, and banking and currency. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for economics and the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6415  CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIAL ISSUES  
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Analysis and discussion of contemporary American social issues: market systems, consumerism, criminal justice system, class inequality, gender inequality, racial inequality, and militarism. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6416  GLOBAL AFFAIRS  
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Survey of a wide range of global topics: 20th century world history, contemporary world history, customs, cultural hegemony, decision making, war and peace, global economy, and diplomacy. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6417  WORLD GEOGRAPHY  
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Study of people, places, and environments. A survey of the major cultural and physical regions of the world. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for world geography and the social sciences. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6421  MATH BASICS  
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Master basic arithmetic skills and operations with integers, fractions, decimals, and percentages; solve word problems. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6422  MATHEMATICS PRE-ALGEBRA  
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Prerequisite(s): AHSD 6421 or placement based on the math assessment process

Introduction to the structure and concepts of Algebra, including variables, expressions, equations, absolute value, inequalities, and properties of real numbers; and the techniques of Algebra, including solving equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, and solving word problems. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for mathematics. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6423  ALGEBRA IA  
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Prerequisite(s): AHSD 6422 or placement based on the math assessment process

Study of the language, concepts, and techniques of basic algebra, including signed numbers, expressions and equations, formulas, powers and roots, and inequalities. This course lays a foundation for upper level math and science courses. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for mathematics. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6424  ALGEBRA IB  
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Prerequisite(s): AHSD 6423 or placement based on the math assessment process

Study of the language, concepts, and techniques of algebra, including exponents, systems of equations, quadratic and exponential functions, rational and irrational numbers, and polynomials. Lays a foundation for upper level math and science courses. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for mathematics. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6425  INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRY  
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Prerequisite(s): AHSD 6424 or placement based on the math assessment process

Overview of the elements of geometry and the properties of those elements. Use of properties in proofs to develop logical reasoning. Geometer's Sketchpad used to develop skills and understanding. Course integrates basic algebra into geometry and builds skills for upper level math. Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets diploma requirements for mathematics. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6426  LIFE SCIENCE - BIOLOGY  
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Introduction to the study of life, including biological chemistry, cells, organisms and classification, and ecology. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirements for biological science. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6427  LIFE SCIENCE - PHYSIOLOGY  
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Introduction to the study of physiology and genetics, with a focus on human systems. Structure and function of basic human organ systems are the focus, supplemented with contrasts to simple organisms, plant physiology, and basic genetics. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirements for biological science. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6428  PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY  
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Introduction to the study of chemistry, including atomic structure, substances, and reactions. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirements for physical science. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6429  PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS  
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Introduction to the study of physics, including energy, optics, and forces. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Meets the diploma requirements for physical science. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6430  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - ECOLOGY  
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Introduction to the study of environmental science, including ecological systems of abiotic and biotic factors and current environmental challenges. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
AHSD 6431  COMPUTER BASICS  
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Overview of computer hardware, software, operating systems, and file management; Internet and E-mail. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6432  ART HISTORY  
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A survey of visual arts including painting, print making, sculpture, architecture and photography. Historical and contemporary art forms; perspective design, composition and color theory. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. This course meets requirements for the humanities. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6433  WORKPLACE SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY  
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Workplace preparation and skills for the 21st century. Decision-making and life-long learning skills. Build competency in written and oral communication and basic math and computer skills. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6434  PLANNING FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS  
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Successful methods for improving academic and career strategies and skills. A survey of educational and occupational opportunities and requirements. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6435  HEALTH  
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An informed use of health-related information and an overview of positive attitudes and responsible behaviors for making decisions to promote lifelong health. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6436  MUSIC APPRECIATION  
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Introduction to classical and popular music. Development of music, explorations of composer’s lives and historical and social contexts of the times. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. This course meets requirements for the humanities. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6437  GRAPHIC ART DESIGN  
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An introduction to the field of graphic design. Covers key design elements such as typography, creativity, visualization, composition, and web design. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6438  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  
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Use of applications software for database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and slideshow presentation. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
AHSD 6439  CONTEMPORARY SPANISH  
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An introduction to Spanish. Practice in Spanish language pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary in a contemporary context. Exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. Successful completion of this course will meet requirements for five (5) Adult High School Diploma credits. This course meets requirements for the humanities. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass