This is the course which prepares a student for Algebra I. It is offered to the student who needs to strengthen basic mathematical skills. It is designed for incoming freshmen who wish to make an easier transition into Algebra I.
The topics studied include properties, order of operations, solving equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, and factoring. This is a non-credit course.
The Study Skills course is designed to give those students who are interested in improving their basic study skills a structured format as well as practice sessions to accomplish their goals.
The focus of the course is the practical "hands-on" application of strategies designed to help improve the following skills: listening, decoding specialized vocabulary, note-taking, improving memory, preparing for and taking tests, time management and organization, as well as how to read a textbook more effectively. This is a non-credit course.
This course includes diagnostic testing for college entrance exams, an understanding of the differences between the ACT and SAT, individualized goal setting for both tests, and special attention directed to the new essay portion of both tests. Students are required to take a scheduled National ACT and/or SAT during the semester in which the course is being taken. In addition to standardized test practice, students will also develop a college application process portfolio that includes a draft of a Personal Statement, an assessment of personal learning styles, and a resume created online through Naviance.
This course is a general digital literacy course which ensures that all students are familiar with the requirements for technological success at Father Ryan and beyond. It includes concepts such as study skills, keyboarding, laptop care and maintenance, online codes of behavior, basic applications and troubleshooting problems with them, and understanding one’s digital identity/footprint. Other concepts covered include utilizing the web efficiently for use, evaluating information sources and digital tools, copyright laws, online safety and security. Students will utilize Office 365 throughout the course.
This course is designed to be an introduction to basic economic and business principles that can be applied in daily life. Topics covered are insurance, credit, investments, and taxes. Emphasis is placed on money management and the making of sound consumer decisions. There are hands-on projects during the year to help students better understand the concepts and principles discussed in class.
This course is designed to give the students information they need to live a healthy life by making wise decisions concerning food, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc. Topics included are fitness, nutrition, disease, consumer information, human sexuality, family planning, mental and emotional health. Students will be required to take notes, pass skill and written tests, and participate in class discussion. Attendance, participation, and test scores will determine grades.
This course will introduce students to the basic ideas in philosophy. These include logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy etc. We will be reflecting and examining some of the basic (but profound) questions of human existence. What is piety? What is justice? What are we? What is the meaning of life? Does God exist? What is evil? We will be studying the history and lives of philosophers throughout the ages and reading their works. Some of the people we’ll meet throughout the course are Socrates (via Plato), Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Descartes, Nietzsche, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Kant, Mill, and others.
This course provides an introductory study of several areas of behavior. Topics include developmental and physiological psychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, communication, motivation, emotion, testing, personality theories, behavioral disorders, therapies, and group behavior. The course format includes lectures, discussions, a research project, written essays, associated readings, objective testing, and other relevant tasks.
The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of the American form of government. The course will examine how the current form of U.S. government began; what makes it work; how it has changed in the past 230 years. Students will examine their roles in the functioning of government and will continue to learn the duties of responsible citizens.
THEATRE I: This course introduces students to the skills of reading, performance, critical viewing, and listening as it relates to the dramatic arts. Dramatic concepts are emphasized. During the course, the class may attend a selected play at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, usually in connection with Humanities Outreach in Tennessee. Attendance at this performance is required.
THEATRE II: Theatre II continues the study of theatre and focuses on differing styles of theatre such as realism, theatricalism and musical theatre. Styles are studied and then students will work on scenes in the style to perform for the class. Design elements will be discussed and explored.
*Please note: Students enrolling in this class must complete their service hours by the Junior due date of May 7th, 2019. If the hours are not completed by that date, the student will be dropped from the summer Theology IV class.
**Only offered during Session 1 (May 28-June 7).
The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church. The Sacraments of Vocation are also covered in Theology IV.
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