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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
US History - Ivy Tech
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 (12/2014). 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:
ENG L202: 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 peer-reviewed major papers, as well as short assignments (microthemes). The class will be heavily 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. 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.

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, learning how to recognize and utilize specific writing strategies, skills and fluency. Each unit will include preliminary work and assignments leading to a major essay to conclude. Points will be accumulated from homework, in-class assignments, participation, and final written assignments. Since much work and discussion will be carried on in class, impeccable attendance and assignment submission are imperative. Students will write five papers over the course of the semester, and the scores from these papers will constitute 85% of the student’s grade. The fifth paper is a 6-8 page research paper that will also serve as the final exam. The cost of this course is $75. 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.

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

U.S. History, (HIST 101 and HIST 102 Ivy Tech) (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.

Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of the events, issues and persons that have shaped American history. Dual Enrollment for College Credit is a concurrent optional. 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. In order 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 from. To enroll in Dual Credit, students must display college readiness through a standardized test. No additional fee is required for the Dual Credit option with Ivy Tech.

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:
None

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. Students will be expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and also to master the skills of a 100 level college history class, including the ability to distinguish between primary and secondary sources, the ability to distinguish between broader themes, evidence and opinions in texts, and an appreciation for the complexity of both change and continuity over time. In order 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 paper will be required during the spring semester. All tests and semester exams will be essay tests written in the standard college Blue Books provided by Indiana University. Additional fee of $75.00 per semester is required 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 3D Art History (Advanced Placement)
C765XF/C765XS 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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