Practical Art

Career Planning & Development

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Introducing high school students to the working world, this course provides the knowledge and insight necessary to compete in today’s challenging job market. This relevant and timely course helps students investigate careers as they apply to personal interests and abilities, develop the skills and job search documents needed to enter the workforce, explore the rights of workers and traits of effective employees, and address the importance of professionalism and responsibility as careers change and evolve. This one-semester course includes lessons in which students create a self-assessment profile, a cover letter, and a résumé that can be used in their educational or career portfolio.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

SELFG 057: Education and Career Planning

In this course, students evaluate their personal interests and values, research occupations that are of interest, and draw conclusions about themselves and the world of work.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Strategies for Academic Success

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

SELFG 051: Leadership

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.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Microsoft Office Specialist

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This two-semester course introduces students to the features and functionality of Microsoft Office 2010 while preparing them for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of the Microsoft User Specialist (MOS) certification program. Through video instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, practice assignments, and unit-level assessments, students become proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. By the end of the course, students are prepared to demonstrate their skills by obtaining one or more MOS certifications.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

CS 041/043: Computer Science

CS 041: The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs. The course will introduce basic programming concepts to beginning students through the Python programming language, preparing them for the second semester where they will learn object-oriented programming skills in an Internet environment. CS 043: The main focus in this course is programming for the internet. Most modern web applications are built on three interacting building blocks: (1) Client programs that run locally in the user’s web browser, (2) server programs that run on machines in data centers, and (3) databases for information storage. In this course students will learn how to write client and server code, and become familiar with database usage to build simple web applications. It is not the goal of this course to teach how to build graphically attractive web programs but rather to teach the mechanics underpinning modern web applications.

Details:

  • Course length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Essential Life Skills

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.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

SELFG 055: Study Skills

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.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Life Skills

This course allows students to explore their personality type and interests, as well as refine important skills that will benefit them throughout their lives, including personal nutrition and fitness skills, time and stress management, communication and healthy relationships, goal setting, study skills, leadership and service, environmental and consumer health, and personal finances. In addition, students explore possible colleges and careers that match their needs, interests, and talents.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

STDEV 051: Online Prep: Tools for Success

This course is 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 explore tools and tips for digital natives, analyze the best use of a learning management system, set up schedules to use their time effectively, apply test-taking strategies, and discover their ideal learning style.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Digital Arts

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Digital Arts focuses on building a solid foundation of the elements of art and design: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Topics include learning processes for evaluating artworks and identifying selected artists’ works, styles, and historical periods. Student learn 3D space in a 2D environment; filters, gradients, and highlights; and methods of working with color. By the end of this course, students will have created a unique portfolio of digital artwork, including repeating images to be used as a computer’s desktop background, a logo with text, two images scaled proportionally to one another, and a poster image and layout. Students advance their skills using Inkscape, a free open-source alternative to Adobe® Illustrator®, and also learn new tools such as the Spiral, Bezier, and Paint Bucket Tools.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

ART 061: Digital Photography

This course is an introduction to digital photography and teaches students effective camera and editing software use, artistic design, processing and careers, with a brief history of photography.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

ART 059: Introduction to Commercial Art

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ART 059 teaches the introductory elements of graphic design, the concept of simplification, and the history and function of typography. Students will also apply principles and elements of design, apply principles and concepts of advertising, and use a computer to research, create, or manipulate images. 6 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: An e-mail account and minimal familiarity with a computer are required.
  • Required Materials: Art 059 – Printed Course Readings

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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This one-semester course teaches the key skills and concepts students need to know to plan and launch a business. Students learn about real-life teen entrepreneurs; characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; how to attract investors and manage expenses; sales stages, planning, and budgeting; how to generate business ideas and create a business plan; and how to promote and market a company. Topics include exploring factors of business success and failure, economic systems, competition, production, costs and pricing, accounting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting, working with others, and successfully managing employees.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

CTE 045: Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business

This course explains the ins and outs of starting and owning your own business, giving students the confidence needed to be their very own boss. Students will discover what is needed to operate a personal business from creating a plan, generating financing, and pricing products to marketing services and managing employees. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a true entrepreneur but feel daunted by the prospect, this is your chance to learn all you need to know.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS  

Personal Finance

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This introductory finance course teaches what it takes to understand the world of finance and make informed decisions about managing finances. Students learn more about economics and become more confident in setting and researching financial goals as they develop the core skills needed to be successful. In this one-semester course, students learn how to open bank accounts, invest money, apply for loans, apply for insurance, explore careers, manage business finances, make decisions about major purchases, and more. Students will be inspired by stories from finance professionals and individuals who have reached their financial goals.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Projects in Game Design

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Utilizing the Multimedia Fusion 2® software program, this supplemental course allows students to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of game design and development. Students create an impressive portfolio of interactive, engaging games such as a classic two-player ping-pong game, a block-breaking action game, and a maze game with moving obstacles. Students learn the MMF2 language of events, conditions, and actions; game objects that track scores, lives, time, and more; and automated, random, and user-controlled movement. Topics include libraries, game sounds, and game-design concepts including objects, layers and frames, cursors and crosshairs, pixels and coordinates, calculations, title and end screens, and looping animations.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

CTE 040/041: Game Design

CTE 040: In this course students will learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and even the history of gaming. Students will even have the opportunity to create your very own plan for a 2D video game! CTE 041: Students will learn the skills needed to conceptualize, design, and fully create their very own video game. Explore various video game software and hardware, sharpen coding skills, learn about game storylines, player progression, and algorithmic decision making. Learn to analyze player goals, actions, rewards, and challenges, among many other game play components. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS
  • For computer requirements and materials list, visit https://is.byu.edu/catalog/CTE-040-T001

CTE 042: Animation

In this course students will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring their creations to life. They’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish. They’ll even begin working on their own design portfolio and get hands on experience with creating their own animation projects. Learning about Animation could lead to a thriving career in the growing world of technology and animation.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS
  • For computer requirements, visit https://is.byu.edu/catalog/CTE-042-T001

CTE 043: 3D Modeling

Students curious about working in fields like virtual reality, video game design, marketing, television and motion pictures, or digital imaging should consider enrolling in 3D Modeling. In this course students will gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as they use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. They’ll hone in on their drawing, photography, and 3D construction techniques and develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace. This course is an excellent introduction to careers in the fast-growing field of technology and design.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS
  • For computer requirements, visit https://is.byu.edu/catalog/CTE-043-T001

Health Science Concepts

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This yearlong course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology—including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Introduction to Business

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In this two‐semester introductory course, students learn the principles of business using real‐world examples—learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast‐paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, personally and as a business, and taxes and credit; the basics of financing a business; how a business relates to society both locally and globally; how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business to respond to that opportunity.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Introduction to Health Science

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This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the health care field.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Introduction to Information Technology

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This course introduces students to the essential technical and professional skills required in the field of Information Technology (IT). Through hands-on projects and written assignments, students gain an understanding of the operation of computers, computer networks, Internet fundamentals, programming, and computer support. Students also learn about the social impact of technological change and the ethical issues related to technology. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the field of IT.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Medical Terminology

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This semester-long course introduces students to the structure of medical terms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to health care settings, medical procedures, pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology, and pathology. The knowledge and skills gained in this course provide students entering the health care field with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. Students are introduced to these skills through direct instruction, interactive tasks, practice assignments, and unit-level assessments.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

AUTO 043: Automotive Basics

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This course will not prepare students to be certified auto mechanics, but it will teach students to perform basic auto maintenance and repair tasks on their own. It will also give them the confidence to discuss complex auto problems with a mechanic. This course is a basic introduction to the principles that make automobiles work. What would you do if you got into your car in the morning and it would not start? How would you fix a flat tire in the middle of a busy freeway, or in the middle of nowhere? AUTO 043 is a practical approach for saving money and time. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

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

BLAW 041: Business Law

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In BLAW 041, students will gain an understanding of the law as it relates to them currently, as well as the implications of the law in their future lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of their friends.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Packet

Business Communications: BCOM 041

This business communications course explores strategies and skills needed to become an effective written and verbal communicator. Skills taught in this course are especially helpful in workplace communication, but are applicable to communication outside of work. OnlineTeacher-Led – TL  UC approved for 2017-2018 school year  

Details:

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

CHILD 041/043: Child Development

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CHILD 041 is an introductory course in child development that begins with theories of child development then traces development from pregnancy to infancy. Children do not come with a manual, but this course will help anyone who plans to be a parent or care for a child. This course includes a discussion of heredity and parenting skills. CHILD 043: In this second part of the series, students will learn about how children develop from birth to adolescence, including parenting methods; childhood illnesses; children with different physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities; and child abuse. Children do not come with a manual, but this course will help anyone who plans to be a parent or care for a child.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

Family & Consumer Sciences

This course prepares students with a variety of skills for independent or family living. Topics covered include child care, home maintenance, food preparation, money management, medical management, clothing care, and more. The course also focuses on household, personal, and consumer health and safety. In addition, students learn goal-setting and decision-making skills, as well as explore possible career options.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

CLOTH 041: Basic Clothing Construction

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This course introduces students to the basic principles and skills required to sew, including design concepts, selecting and preparing patterns, operating sewing equipment, and completing a sewing project. Students in CLOTH 041 will submit a portfolio of work to the instructor for a grade. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials: Please see the heading “My Sewing Kit” at https://is.byu.edu/catalog/CLOTH-041-S002 for a list of what you’ll need.

CLOTH 047: Clothing Fashion Fundamentals

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Clothing Fashion Fundamentals includes a history of fashion, surveys current fashion designers, and introduces students to careers in clothing and fashion design. Students who take this course will also learn how to apply the fundamentals of fashion to their own wardrobe.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Please note: After you have enrolled in this course, Independent Study will mail you a packet of fabric swatches.

FINL 041: Financial Literacy

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Students will learn essential financial management strategies through course readings, video scenarios, and practical application activities. Standard topics include budgeting and financial services, consumer choices, financial and career planning, credit, income and taxes, savings and investments, and insurance and retirement.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: It is recommended that a student complete Pre-Algebra/Math 8 before taking this course.

FOODS 041/043: Food And Nutrition

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In these hands-on food and nutrition courses, students will use a variety of sources and activities to discover how food affects the way their body works, including cooking meals, researching individual nutrition needs, tracking eating habits, and planning meals based on scientific guidelines. Students will also learn about different careers related to food and nutrition through interviews with various professionals in the field. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Access to a kitchen
    • Measuring tools
    • Cutting tools
    • Cooking/baking pans, etc
    • Regular or digital camera
    • Internet

GARD 041: Home Gardening

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This course introduces students to vegetable gardening, including design, preparation, planting, and growing. 

Details:

    • Course Length: 1 Semester
    • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
    • Required Materials:
      • Students will need a notebook for a garden journal and graph paper for planning a garden.

INTDE 041: Interior Design

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This course is an introduction to interior design. Students will learn the fundamentals of design and their application to interiors as they create designs and share them with their peers.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Access to digital camera (most smart phone cameras will work) 
    • General art supplies: paper, pencils, pens, markers, a ruler, etc.

BMRKT 041: Marketing

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This course will help students to gain a working knowledge of marketing and distribution, including marketing careers, marketing functions, market segmentation, and channels of distribution. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

CTE 044: Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Explore basic marketing principles while delving deeper into the multi billion dollar sports and entertainment industry. Learn how professional athletes, sports teams, and famous entertainers are marketed as commodities and how the savvy people who handle these deals can become very successful. This course will show students exactly how things work behind the scenes of a major entertainment event and how they can be part of the act.

Details: 

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

CHILD 051: Preparing for Responsible Parenthood

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CHILD 051 takes students through the basic roles of parenting, including practical knowledge for discipline; teaching values; communicating with children; and creating a nurturing, stress-free home environment.

Parenting is a skill that takes time to learn. Why not get started learning before it becomes critical? 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00

COMMS 051: Public Speaking

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This course is an introduction to public speaking. It is media intensive and filled with several speeches and examples of various stages of speech development. 7 lessons, 11 assignment submissions (9 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Students must have access to a sound recorder to turn in speeches for critiquing. Additionally, QuickTime is needed to play the various video clips throughout the course.

ENGN 041: Small Engine Repair

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ENGN 041 covers the fundamentals of small engine repair and servicing. After learning what makes two-cycle and four-cycle engines work, students in this course will get hands-on, guided experience disassembling a small engine. If you do not like to get your fingers dirty, this course is not for you! 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
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need to disassemble a small engine as part of the course. It is recommended that students use an old or non operating engine.
    • Roth , Small Gas Engines( 2004, 1-59070-183-6 ) $ 66.85
    • Engn 041 – DVD

ECON 041: Understanding Economics

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This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. It examines the characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the world. It also explores methods of applying economics to life. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: Completion of GEOG 041 or its equivalent is recommended but not required.

CTE 049: Careers in Criminal Justice

Most of us have watched a sensationalized crime show at one time or another, but do we really know how things work behind those dreaded prison bars? Do we really understand all the many factors in our justice proceedings? The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires many seriously dedicated people who are willing to pursue equal justice for all. The Careers in Criminal Justice course illuminates what those different career choices are and how the juvenile justice system, the correctional system, and the trial process all work together to maintain social order. Find out more about what really happens when the television show ends and reality begins.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS