Dual Credit Course Description

 

2017 - 2018

Cooper High School

Dual Credit Course Descriptions

Academic Advisor: Jerrica Liggins (jerrica.liggins@cooperbulldogs.net)

Dual Credit (concurrent high school and college enrollment)-students may enroll in dual credit courses. These courses are taught at an advanced level and will count for both high school and college credit at the same time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must take and pass reading and writing sections of the TSI (offered to CISD students at CHS) or meet college specific scores on the STAAR English II EOC

  • College tuition is required

 

Paris Junior College

2400 Clarksville St.

Paris, TX 75460

Cooper ISD DC Instructor: Judy Falls

judy.falls@cooperbulldogs.net

 

GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal constitution & topics) (3 Credit Hours) Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights. Note: It is recommended that students take both semesters of government at the same institution.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas constitution & topics) (3 Credit Hours) Origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. Note: It is recommended that students take both semesters of government at the same institution.

HIST 1301 United States History I (3 Credit Hours) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

HIST 1302 United States History II (3 Credit Hours) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

 

Eastfield Community College

3737 Motley Dr.

Mesquite, TX 75150

Cooper ISD DC Instructor: John Stutler

john.stutler@cooperbulldogs.net

 

ENGL 1301 Composition I (3 Credit Hours) Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

 

ENGL 1302 Composition II (3 Credit Hours)  Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

 

ENGL 2322  British Literature I (3 Credit Hours)

A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

 

ENGL 2323 British Literature II (3 Credit Hours) A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

 

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I (4 Credit Hours) This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented.

 

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II (4 Credit Hours) This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax.