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Instructors

Laura Allen
Leland Bene
Christine Bisera
Kiersten Ciallella
Lisa Collins
Tara Egipto
Julette Evans
Chris Fanning
Christa Glavas
Melissa Hutchinson
Aamna Kamil
Stephanie Macceca
Doug Martin
Joe Slevcove

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Valhalla High School Requirement - 40 Credits

Humanities I - 9th
Communication skills such as language, composition, spelling, reading and library/study skills will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to different forms of literature such as narrative poetry, the short story, and essays. Students are also introduced to social science skills that combine concepts and practical application. Emphasis in all areas o learning is placed on subject matter fundamentals and development of study skills through the problem-solving approach to learning. This course meets the University of California "b" English and "g" elective requirements.

Humanitites II - 10th
Students will examine the great literature of the world. The course will explore novels and/or essays and/or poetry and/or drama of the works of the great artists. In addition, the course studies the development of civilizations and their contributions to the contemporary world. An emphasis is placed on creative research concerning great ideas, great contributions and the significance of historical settings in which these forces interact. This course meets the University of California "b" English and "g" elective requirements.

American Studies - 11th
Combining American Literature and U.S. History in a study of the humanities, utilizing team teaching. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Senior English - 12th
A course in the college preparatory program designed to lead to an understanding of our total heritage through a study of English literature and the great books of the world. College preparation and essay writing are emphasized. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Journalism
This course emphasizes two kinds of experiences: (1) the practice of basic types of journalism, and (2) the role of the mass media in our society.

Publications
This semester course is open to juniors and seniors interested in helping to produce the school annual. All phases of production, including financing, are covered. The students assume responsibility for collecting the materials, designing the pages, contacting the publisher, securing student payments, and delivering the completed annual.
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