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Dual Credit

Dual credit courses provide students the opportunity to enroll in college classes and obtain a college transcript while in high school. Cathedral has formed a partnership with Ivy Tech and Indiana University. The courses are taught by Cathedral faculty who have earned certification/approval through the college in order to serve as an adjunct faculty member for the college. Students have the opportunity to graduate from Cathedral High School with a college transcript.


Following is a list of current, approved dual credit courses. These courses are part of the Indiana Core Transfer Library (see www.transferin.net for more details).


English W131 - Indiana University
English L202 - Indiana University
US History - Indiana University
Spanish III – Ivy Tech
Spanish IV – Ivy Tech
French III – Ivy Tech
French IV – Ivy Tech

Cathedral’s summer exchange programs have the potential to earn college credits through Ivy Tech.

Notes:
1. This list is current at the time of printing (1/2018). It is subject to change.
2. IU dual credit courses have a cost associated with them paid to the university. Ivy Tech does not charge for enrollment in dual credit.


ACP English, L202 (Honors)
C122XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or higher) of ACP English W131.

Course Description:
Literary Interpretation is a one-semester Indiana University course designed to help students learn how to read, think, and write critically and cogently about literature. Students will study four genres—poetry, short story, the novel, and drama—to understand how the various elements of a work of imaginative literature cohere to impart meaning. A large portion of the course will focus on how to write about literature; students will learn how to translate close reading skills into strong critical essays, writing three major papers, as well as short assignments (micro-themes). The class will be discussion-based, and vigorous and insightful explorations of the poetry and fiction studied are expected, as well as impeccable attendance and assignment submission. The cost of this course is $75 plus textbook fees, which students purchase directly through the IU Bookstore (directions will be provided). The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students. Please be aware that I.U. policy with regard to submission of assignments and assignment requirements supersedes those of Cathedral High School for this course.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

ACP English, W131 (Honors)
C122XF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Dual-credit senior English course offered in partnership with Indiana University for students previously enrolled in English X. Students who have successfully completed 11A have the option of taking the course only with the permission of the course instructor. A writing sample will be required.

Course Description:
W131 is a one-semester Indiana University course that offers instruction and practice in the critical reading and writing skills required for college-level work, with an emphasis on written assignments that call for summary, critique, analysis, and arguments based on largely nonfiction sources. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the rigor of writing throughout college. The focus is on scholarly investigation of sources, critical thinking and reading, and learning how to recognize and utilize specific writing strategies and skills. Since much work and discussion will be carried on in class, impeccable attendance and assignment submission are imperative. The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students. Students will write four micro-themes and three major papers over the course of the semester, and the scores from these papers will constitute 90% of the student’s grade. The third major paper is a 6-7 page research paper that will also serve as the final exam. The cost of this course is $75 plus textbook fees, which students purchase directly through the IU Bookstore (directions will be provided).Because of the unique content within this course, the English Department will not allow any withdrawals from this class (including academic level changes) after Labor Day of each year. Please be aware that I.U. policy with regard to submission of assignments and assignment requirements supersedes those of Cathedral High School for this course.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

ACP Public Speaking (Honors)
C166XF/C166XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Completed high school English 11 or earned a B or better in English 10 and high school speech or debate class.

Course Description:
Prepares students in the liberal arts to communicate effectively with public audiences. Emphasizes oral communication as practiced in public contexts: how to advance reasoned claims in public; how to adapt public oral presentations to particular audiences; how to listen to, interpret, and evaluate public discourse; and how to formulate a clear response. Credit given for only one of P155, CMCL-C 121, or SPCH-S121. P155/S121 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

U.S. History (Honors)
C520XF/C520XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: World History. Open to sophomores and juniors concurrently enrolled in English X or with teacher recommendation. Students taking IU courses through ACP must have at least a GPA of 2.70/4.0. A fee of $75.00 per semester is required by Indiana University.

Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of the events, issues, and persons that have shaped American history. Students have the option of concurrent Dual Enrollment for College Credit through Indiana University (H105 and H106). Students are expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and the skills of an introductory college-level history class; including the analysis of primary and secondary sources, the identification of broad historical themes, and synthesis of evidence in support of historiographies. To facilitate the mastery of these skills, class assignments will include reading and writing assignments from the textbook, historical documents, historical works of fiction and non-fiction. A research project is required during the spring semester. The Mode of Assessment will vary allowing all students the opportunity to display their mastery of the content and skills.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

ACP American History, H105 and H106 (Honors)
C524CF/C524XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Students taking IU courses through ACP must have at least a GPA of 2.70/4.0 and have completed 9th grade in addition to High School World History/Civilization or High School Geography/History of the World. A fee of $75.00 per semester is required by Indiana University. Acceptance to take an ACP course does not guarantee admission to IU. These are minimum standards for admission to the ACP Program.

Course Description:
This is a dual credit course, allowing Honors U.S. History students the option of obtaining credit for studying U.S. History from both Cathedral High School and Indiana University. Topics addressed in H105 and H106 include the Colonial Period, the American Revolution, Confederation and Constitution, the national period to 1865, and the continuing evolution of American society and the US role in international affairs from 1865 to the present. Students will also be expected to master the skills of a 100 level college history class, including the ability to analyze primary sources, and distinguish between fact and opinion in media sources. A research project will be required during the spring semester. Semester exams will be in essay format written in the standard college Blue Books provided by Indiana University.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French III (Honors) (IB)
C218IF/C218IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II A or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 101 for 4 credits and French 102 for 4 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French IV (Honors) (IB)
C219IF/C219IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in French emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 201 for 3 credits and French 202 for 3 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish III (Honors) (IB)
C246IF/C246IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Spanish. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 101 for 4 credits and Spanish 102 for 4 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish IV (Honors) (IB)
C247IF/C247IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in Spanish emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of the history, geography, and civilization of Spain is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 201 for 3 credits and Spanish 202 for 3 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

AP Art History (Advanced Placement)
C702XF/C702XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Seniors only. Taken by permission of the instructor in one of the fine arts and by the Vice Principal for Research and Curriculum. A regimen of six to eight classes within or related to the fine arts will be recommended by the supervising instructor. The student must have maintained a grade average of “B” or better in these classes. He/she will also exhibit personal maturity, independence in study/ learning and an interest in pursuing a fine arts career. A self-promotional portfolio is the culminating project for each student. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
This portfolio is intended to address sculptural issues as related to depth and space. Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate proficiency of 3-D design through any three-dimensional approach, including, but not limited to, figurative or nonfigurative work that makes use of (appropriates) other artists’ works (including photographs) and/or published images must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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