Course Offerings

English

English I Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to provide integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, language, and literature.

English II Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to provide integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, language, and literature.

English Honors III (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to provide integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, language, and literature.

Speech (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in formal and informal oral communication.

Digital Publishing (1.0) (Yearbook) (Must apply)

The purpose of this course is to advance the students skills in the production of print or electronic journalistic media and create the school yearbook.

Intensive Reading (1.0-2.0-FCAT Levels 1 and 2)

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to develop and strengthen reading skills and develop independent reading endurance.

Mathematics

Algebra I Honors (1.0)

This course examines the basic structure of real numbers, algebraic expressions, and functions. The topics studied are linear equations, inequalities, functions and systems, quadratic equations and functions, polynomial expressions, data analysis, probability, and the elementary properties of functions.

Geometry Honors (1.0)

Students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, logic, similar triangles, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.

Algebra II Honors (1.0)

Algebra 2 with Analysis is an intensive, accelerated course intended to prepare students for advanced mathematics courses. Algebra 2 with Analysis focuses on the use of technology and data analysis to develop students’ thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Properties, applications, algebra, and parametric representation of functions; matrix algorithms; and linear, quadratic, radical, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions are studied.   Data analysis techniques include the use of re-expression and residuals to find and verify best-fit rules. Applications as well as the properties relevant to advanced mathematics also are studied.

Science

Biology I Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this rigorous course is to provide opportunities to explore the life sciences through classroom and laboratory activities and careful observation of the living world around us, leading to a better understanding of our own bodies, other living organisms, and the relationships among living organisms and their environment.

Chemistry I Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to study the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter, and their applications.  Laboratory investigations, which include the use of scientific methods, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course. This course also includes the use of mathematical processes, graphical representation, and data analysis.

Marine Science Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this rigorous, multidisciplinary course is to introduce students to the marine and estuarine environments.  Students will learn how the geological processes influence and shape the marine environment and how chemical and physical processes affect living organisms within this vast environment.

Research in Science and Technology (1.0)

The purpose of this hands-on course is to develop students’ fundamental knowledge of the scientific process and become skilled performing the steps of the scientific research process.  Students will also become acquainted with technologies used in various research fields.

Research in Science and Technology II (1.0) (Prerequisite-Research in Science and Technology I)

The purpose of this hands-on course is to develop students’ fundamental knowledge of the scientific process and become skilled performing the steps of the scientific research process.  This course will build on the skills and research practices learned in Research I through various research activities.

Social Studies

World History Honors (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand their connections to the development of civilizations by examining the past to prepare for their future as participating members of a global community.

International Relations (0.5)

Students learn to function effectively in a global community, understanding the nature of the modern national state, national goals, and how nations communicate and negotiate to facilitate these goals.

Law Studies (0.5)

Students learn that the American legal system is the foundation of American society. In order to function effectively, students examine those laws which have an impact on citizens’ lives and are provided with an introduction to fundamental civil and criminal justice procedures.

Sociology (0.5)

Through the study of sociology, students acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals in order that they may have a greater awareness of the beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others.

 Health/Physical Education

Health Opportunities through Physical Education-HOPE (1.0)

The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness.

Team Sports I (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire basic knowledge of team sports play, develop skills in specified team sports, and maintain or improve health-related fitness.

Team Sports II (0.5) (Prerequisite-Team Sports I)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of team sports play, develop skills in specified team sports, and maintain or improve health-related fitness.

Personal, Social and Family Relationships (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge and skills that promote and enhance positive human relationships and healthy living.

Experiential Education (0.5 credit)

Freshman Success Skills (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to experience the highest levels of success in school and improve attitudes and behaviors toward learning, self, school and community.

Entrepreneurship (Business and Industry)

Information and Technology I (1.0)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts.

Web Design (1.0) (Permission needed)

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the Internet, Intranet, and World Wide Web. Students will learn HTML coding skills, learn best practices of building a web page using HTML and various software packages, and learn best practices for constructing a web site from multiple web pages.

Fine Arts

Art/2-D Comprehensive I (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate ideas and concepts through basic two-dimensional design and composition, and develop appreciation of exemplars in varied cultures and historical periods.

Art/2-D Comprehensive II (0.5) (Prerequisite-Art/2-D Comp. I)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate ideas and concepts through intermediate-level two-dimensional design and composition, and develop appreciation of exemplars in varied cultures and historical periods.

 

Art/2-D Comprehensive III (0.5) (Prerequisite-Art/2-D Comp. II)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate ideas and concepts through intermediate-level two-dimensional design and composition, and develop appreciation of exemplars in varied cultures and historical periods.

 

Creative Photo I (0.5)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills and creative approaches in photographic imagery, processes, and techniques.

 

Creative Photo II (0.5) (Prerequisite-Creative Photo I)

Creative Photo II is a course designed for students who have mastered the point and shoot camera as well as the basic compositional elements of photography covered in Creative Photo I.  Students will be working with SLR cameras and various lenses (wide angle, zoom and fish-eye) to explore the more complex aspects of this medium.  Students will continue to develop compositional and creative skills, working toward mastery of both the SLR camera and Photoshop software.

 

TV Production I (1.0)

This course provides opportun­ities for students to develop skills in history of television, basic video camera operation, postproduction skills in graphics, audio, and editing, scriptwriting, storyboarding, skills in direction, and production of video projects.

All programs, activities and facilities of Edison State College are available on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or national origin.  Edison State College is an Equal Access Equal Opportunity Employer.  Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal opportunity or equal access should be addressed to the Vice President of Human Resources.