Language Arts

Language Arts 9  (LA)

This is a basic skill-building course, which places an emphasis on the Utah State Core Curriculum and the common core. 

Course Details 

Writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, basic grammar and rhetorical skills, and listening are featured.  Parts of speech and punctuation study will be stressed.  The writing process is followed.  Research skills and public speaking are also taught. Freshmen English credit is required for graduation.

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 9 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Subject Area: EN

Language Arts 9 Honors  (LA)

This course is designed for the advanced student. Utah Common Core vocabulary, grammar, reading, rhetoric, writing, and critical thinking skills are taught at an accelerated level. 

Course Details 

Students will develop expository and creative writing skills through an 

extensive study of literature. Freshman English credit is required for graduation.

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 9 
  • Prerequisite: 8th Grade Language Arts department recommendation
  • Subject Area: EN

Language Arts 10  (LA)

This is a course where basic skills are learned or reviewed and new skills are introduced from the Utah State Core Curriculum and the common core. 

Course Details 

This course places an emphasis on learning the literary techniques of the short story, poetry, and the novel. The student will also learn research techniques, sentence structure, grammar & punctuation rules, and essay writing. Sophomore English credit is required for graduation.

  • 1.0 Credit 
  • Grade: 10
  • Prerequisite: 9th  English  
  • Subject Area: EN

Language Arts 10 Honors (LA)

This upper level English class focuses primarily on reading and language skills, expository writing, literature analysis, and critical writing. 

 

Course Details 

Mechanics, usage, and grammar and vocabulary are taught at an accelerated level. Sophomore English credit is required for graduation.

  • 1.0 Credit 
  • Grade: 10
  • Prerequisite: 9th  Honors Language Arts
  • Subject Area: EN

Language Arts 11 (LA)

This course will build on the skills learned in Freshman and Sophomore English, emphasizing the Utah State core curriculum.  

Course Details 

Class work will revolve around meaningful themes designed to produce creative, logical, and critical thinking.  Expression in the areas of writing, poetry, short stories, novels, speeches, research, the essay, and drama are emphasized.  A review of English usage is emphasized.  This course meets the needs of both the college bound and the workforce-bound student.  Junior English is required for graduation.

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 11
  • Prerequisite: 9th &10th English 
  • Subject Area: EN

Language Arts 12  (LA)

This course is designed for 12th grade students and continues the development of thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English as practiced in previous grades. 

 

Course Details 

Students are introduced to a variety of literature and styles of writing. They continue to decode (read the lines), to infer (read between the lines), to interpret (read beyond the lines), and to identify, appreciate, and use effective language. These skills can prepare students to be more effective thinkers and writers. 

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 12    
  • Prerequisite: 11th English 
  • Subject Area: EN

AP English Language & Composition (LA)

This is a college-level program that introduces students to a wide range of expository prose in order to broaden their scope of ideas and deepen their awareness of the power of language. The course is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of a college-level writing class and include expository, analytical, personal, and argumentative texts from a variety of authors and historical contexts. These works provide examples of prose writings that students can emulate in their own writing experiences as they discover and create their own style and voice.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grades: 11th only
  • Prerequisites: Language Arts 9 & 10
  • Fee: National Examination
  • Subject Area: LA

AP English Literature & Composition (LA)

This advanced course is an analysis of the study of literature, both classic and modern, and an in-depth approach to writing of all types. 

Course Details 

The course emphasizes an in-depth approach to the study of all genres of literature and the various modes of writing about this literature.  Literary style is emphasized, and students are encouraged to use the writing process to develop their own style.  It is expected that students will take the National Examination administered in May of each year.  Summer reading may be required in this course, which is for motivated students.  

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 12    
  • Fee: National Examination
  • Prerequisite: 9th, 10th & 11th English 
  • Subject Area: EN

Business Communications I & II (CTE/AT, IT, LA) 

This introductory course (first semester) and advanced course (second semester) will teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, complete, and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. 

Course Details 

Competency will be developed in oral, written, nonverbal, interpersonal, technological, and employment communication. Listening skills will be incorporated throughout the semesters. The overriding goal is to provide students with a solid communication base, so they are able to communicate effectively. The advanced course will also give students the opportunity to have a proficient portfolio consisting of resumes, job application prompts, and personal statement letters. 

Students MUST take Business Communications I in order to take Business Communications II. 

  • 1.0 Credit (Year)
  • Grade: 11-12    
  • Prerequisite: 9-10th English 
  • Subject Area: CTE/AT/IT, LA
  • Qualifies for CT 1st semester and fourth year English. 

Creative Writing I (LA)

This is an English elective course designed to engage students in the creative writing genres with an emphasis on developing and exercising creativity.  Students should come prepared to write and to share their writing with as large an audience as possible.

Course Details 

Published works from past and present authors will be read closely and analyzed to develop creative writing skills.  Students will critique and refine writing thorough guided discussions, collaborative revisions, and individual reflections.  Students will produce an expansive portfolio of creative work in a variety of forms, including short story, novel, creative nonfiction, one-act play, and more. 

  •  1.0 Credit 
  • Grade: 11-12    
  • Prerequisite: 9th & 10th  English 
  • Subject Area: LA (4th year English)

CE-Introduction to Academic Writing – ENGL 1010 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

The first of the required GE writing courses introduces students to academic composition. Students will engage in writing as a process, pre-drafting strategies, multiple drafts, peer review, and large and small-scale revisions.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1
  • College Credits: 3.0
  • Fee: $15 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Year
  • Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at SUU / ACT English Score of 17 or Accuplacer Test Score of 250 out of 500.
  • Subject Area: CE

CE-Introduction to Communication – COMM 1010 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

This course provides students with skills needed to write effectively and present public presentations. Students also learn basic skills of human communication.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1
  • College Credits: 3.0
  • Fee: $15 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Semester
  • Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled at SUU
  • Subject Area: CE

CE-Intermediate Writing – ENGL 2010 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

The second of the GE writing courses emphasizes the development of an effective academic style in argumentative essays that makes use of traditional rhetorical patterns, culminating in a major research paper. Subtopics will vary. Co-requisite(s): INFO 1010 must be taken together with ENGL 2010.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1
  • College Credits: 3.0
  • Fee: $15 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Year
  • Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at SUU / ENGL 1010 or ACT English Score of 29.
  • Subject Area: CE

CE-Information Literacy – INFO 1010 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

An introduction to the library research process and related information skills such as developing a research question, searching, finding, and evaluating sources, synthesizing information across sources, using information ethically, and reflecting on the research process. Co-requisite(s): ENGL 2010 must be taken together with INFO 2010.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 0.3
  • College Credits: 1
  • Fee: $5 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Semester
  • Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at SUU
  • Subject Area: CE