Electives

Introduction to Art

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Covering art appreciation and the beginning of art history, this course encourages students to gain an understanding and appreciation of art in their everyday lives. Presented in an engaging format, this one-semester course provides an overview of many introductory themes: the definition of art, the cultural purpose of art, visual elements of art, terminology and principles of design, and two- and three-dimensional media and techniques. Tracing the history of art, high school students enrolled in the course also explore the following time periods and places: prehistoric art, art in ancient civilizations, and world art before 1400.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Art History I

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Introducing art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts for understanding art and architecture through the ages, this course offers high school students an in-depth overview of art throughout history, with lessons organized by chronological and historical order and world regions. Students enrolled in this one-semester course cover topics including early Medieval and Romanesque art; art in the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries; fifteenth-century art in Europe; sixteenth-century art in Italy; the master artists; High Renaissance and Baroque art; world art, which includes the art of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific cultures; eighteenth and nineteenth-century art in Europe and the Americas; and modern art in Europe and the Americas.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

Health and Physical Education Bundle

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This bundle includes three courses. Foundations of Personal Wellness is a full-year offering that combines health and fitness instruction. Two separate semester-long courses are also included: Healthy Living, which focuses exclusively on personal health, and Lifetime Fitness, which is a one-semester physical education course.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Online Learning and Digital Citizenship

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This one-semester course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to online learning, including how to work independently, stay safe, and develop effective study habits in virtual learning environments. Featuring direct-instruction videos, interactive tasks, authentic projects, and rigorous assessments, the course prepares students for high school by providing in-depth instruction and practice in important study skills such as time management, effective note-taking, test preparation, and collaborating effectively online. By the end of the course, students will understand what it takes to be successful online learners and responsible digital citizens.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Psychology

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This two-semester course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Sociology

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Providing insight into the human dynamics of our diverse society, this is an engaging, one-semester course that delves into the fundamental concepts of sociology. This interactive course, designed for high school students, covers cultural diversity and conformity, basic structures of society, individuals and socialization, stages of human development as they relate to sociology, deviance from social norms, social stratification, racial and ethnic interactions, gender roles, family structure, the economic and political aspects of sociology, the sociology of public institutions, and collective human behavior, both historically and in modern times.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Strategies for Academic Success

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Offering a comprehensive analysis of different types of motivation, study habits, and learning styles, this one-semester course encourages high school and middle school students to take control of their learning by exploring varying strategies for success. Providing engaging lessons that will help students identify what works best for them individually, this one-semester course covers important study skills, such as strategies for taking high-quality notes, memorization techniques, test-taking strategies, benefits of visual aids, and reading techniques.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

BMATH 041: Business and Consumer Math, Part 1

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In this course students will learn practical applications of mathematical skills such as buying a car, home, and insurance; budgeting; bank services; and savings and investing.

. This is the first course in a two-part business and consumer math series (BMATH 041 and BMATH 043). 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: ALG 051 (Algebra 1, Part 1) or equivalent.
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Owning a Car
  2. Budgeting Your Money
  3. Home Expenses
  4. Consumer Spending and Discounts
  5. Bank Services
  6. Saving and Investing
  7. Financial Statements
  8. Travel and Transportation

BMATH 043: Business and Consumer Math, Part 2

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This course includes taxes, math in the workplace, statistics, probability, measurement, manufacturing, insurance, and supplying services. This is the second course in a two-part business and consumer math series (BMATH 041 and BMATH 043). 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: BMATH 041 (Business and Consumer Math, Part 1) or equivalent.
  • Required Materials:
    • Bmath 043 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Statistics
  2. Probability
  3. Taxes
  4. Measurement
  5. Math in the Workplace
  6. Manufacturing
  7. Insurance
  8. Supplying Services

XPLR 041: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 1

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This course is a literary study of basic values. It examines the consequences of having or lacking courage, self-discipline, respect, honesty, work, trust, and compassion.

This is the first course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 403, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others. 8 lessons, 20 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 12 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Xplr 041: Character Education: Exploring Values 1 Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Values: Training the Heart As Well As the Mind
  2. Courage: Steel in the Backbone
  3. Self-Discipline: The Struggle to Master Self
  4. Respect: A Wise Way to Look at Things
  5. Honesty: The Only Policy
  6. Work: “By the Sweat of Thy Brow”
  7. Trust: There Will Be a Future
  8. Compassion: To Feel as Others Feel

XPLR 043: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 2

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This course is a literary study of additional basic values. It examines the consequences of having or lacking confidence, generosity, humility, obedience, determination, reliability, tolerance, forgiveness, and excellence.

. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final. This is the second course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 043, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others. 9 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (9 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials: NONE
    • Xplr 043 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Confidence: The “Can-Do” Attitude
  2. Generosity: In Helping Others, We Help Ourselves
  3. Humility: A Leveling Influence
  4. Obedience: Appreciating The Boundaries
  5. Determination: See It To The End
  6. Reliability: We’re All In It Together
  7. Tolerance: Seeing Beyond The Cover
  8. Forgiveness: A Pathway To Peace
  9. Excellence: The Personal Journey

XPLR 045: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 3

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This course is a literary study of additional basic values. It examines the consequences of having or lacking mercy, patience, grace, gratitude, accountability, loyalty, patriotism, and self-sufficiency.

Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities which should be submitted as a whole prior to requesting the final. This is the third course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 043, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others. 8 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Xplr 045 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Mercy: It Blesses Him That Gives, And Him That Takes
  2. Patience: The Self-Fulfilling Virtue
  3. Grace: Not Just For Clumsy People
  4. Gratitude: Focusing On The Positive
  5. Accountability: I Decide Who I AM
  6. Loyalty: Developing An Unswerving Allegiance To The Positive Entities In Your Life
  7. Patriotism: Beyond Pledging Allegiance
  8. Self-Sufficiency: You Can Depend On You

OJT 041: Critical Workplace Skills, Part 1

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OJT 041 will help students prepare for employment by discussion of basic techniques for finding a job and getting hired. Lessons also cover workplace behavior, communication, and employee rights.

Unless you are independently wealthy or expect a large inheritance soon, chances are you will spend your life looking for and working at various jobs. This is the first course of a two-part critical workplace skills series (OJT 041 and OJT 043). 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Packet
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Welcome to the Job Market!
  2. Marketing Yourself
  3. Being an Effective Employee
  4. Portfolio Submission
  5. Communicating on the Job: The Skill That Makes a Difference
  6. Employer/Employee Rights
  7. What’s Your Employer Like?
  8. Portfolio Submission

SELFG 047: Dating: Romance and Reason

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This course covers dating—when, why, and whom; planning, asking, accepting; dating behaviors and cautions; personality differences, relationship skills, and the role of love in relationships. 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 047 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Dating: Why and When?
  • Personality: Who Are You?
  • Expectations: What Do You Want?
  • The Pre-Date Process: Planning, Asking, Accepting
  • On the Date
  • Communication
  • Chastity: The Case for Waiting
  • What is Love?

SELFG 057: Education And Career Planning

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In this course, students evaluate their self-interests and values, research occupations that are of interest, and draw conclusions about themselves and the world of work. 7 lessons, 6 assignment submissions (5 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 057 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • What Do You Mean . . . Career?
  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
  • Discovering You–Your Interests
  • Discovering You–Your Values and Experiences
  • Exploring the World of Work
  • The Final Chapter . . . Or Is It?
  • Portfolio Submission

SELFG 049: Essential Life Skills

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In this course, students learn how to lay a foundation for successful, responsible adulthood by using time effectively, setting goals, avoiding procrastination, overcoming feelings of inadequacy, and developing self-motivation. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 049 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Success: What It Is and What It Isn’t
  • Self-Worth: Your Inestimable Value
  • You Can’t Manage Time, But You Can Manage You
  • Procrastination: Will the Job Be Any Easier Tomorrow?
  • Goals: Your Road Map Through Life
  • Hang On Tight: Sticking to the Task
  • Strength in Numbers: Creating a Winning Team

SELFG 041: Personal Freedom

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: A practical course that considers freedom and interaction with others, freedom from conflict, and freedom within the family. 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 041 – CD
    • Selfg 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • What Being Human Means
  • Two Worlds of Experience
  • Living Responsibly
  • Ethical Action: Practical Starting Points
  • Generational Relationships
  • Freedom, Control, and Your Future

SELFG 043: Project Self-Discovery

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In this course, students will increase their knowledge of what people are like and improve their powers of self-understanding and self-expression; they will learn how to gain self-confidence, self-acceptance, and a more meaningful life. 7 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 043 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Discovering Ourselves
  • You Are Absolutely Unique!
  • Virtues, or Things That Really Matter
  • Developing Essential Values
  • The Great Feeling of Self-Confidence
  • Getting Good Data to Help Ourselves
  • Have You Discovered Yourself Yet?

SELFG 051: Leadership

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In this course, students learn about different types of leadership, the characteristics of a leader, how leaders make effective decisions, and the secret to becoming a good leader. 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 051 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Leadership and Me
  • Personal Attributes of Effective Leaders
  • Leadership Tools and Techniques
  • The Leader Who Is Elected
  • Other Types of Leadership
  • Decisions and Decision Making
  • Characteristics of an Effective Leader
  • Being an Effective Follower

SELFG 055: Study Skills

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This course is designed to help students master themselves and their ability to study, learn, and retain information in a manner that most aptly fits their learning style. Students will discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn listening skills, and learn tips for taking better notes. 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 055 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Learning Styles: A Cry for Help
  • Using My Time Effectively: The Clock is Ticking!
  • Using Your Textbooks As Learning Tools
  • Listening and Note Taking
  • Preparing Written Work
  • Preparing for Quizzes and Exams

STDEV 051: Online Prep: Tools For Success!

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This course was created as a guide to help students succeed in the online learning environment, and specifically in a BYU Independent Study course.

Students will engage in learning content and activities to increase their study skills and their success in online and distance education classes. Students will discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn listening skills, and learn tips for taking better notes. 6 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need access to a word processing program such as Microsoft Word.
    • STDEV 051: Printed Course Readings $ 10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • What is Independent Study?
  • WHY, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW Matter
  • Make the Online Environment Work for You
  • Active Readers and Noteworthy Notes
  • A Test?! Don’t Worry; Study Effectively!
  • Learning — One Size Does Not Fit All