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More than a Story: Creating Comics & Animations (Upper: Summer 2017)
17a-COMIC
Creating Comics and Animations is an introduction to the multifaceted disciplines of making time-based, narrative artworks. This course will instruct the student, through a series of projects, in the beginning concepts and techniques in telling a story visually within the sequential art formats of animation and comics. We will explore the technical aspects of comics, such as inking, gutters, character design, coloring, lettering, perspective drawing, and narrative arc. Additionally, students will learn to use animation tools such as Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and iMovie. In taking this class, students will be required to think outside of accustomed disciplinary boundaries and to analyze and experiment with the interaction of both visual and linguistic systems of meaning.

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Dates Dates: May 30, 2017 through August 18, 2017
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2D Foundations: Introduction to Design, Drawing & Painting (Upper: Fall 2017)
17c-2DFOU
In this interdisciplinary Visual Arts course, we will use a variety of media (gouache, ink, graphite, Photoshop) to explore the world of creating 2-Dimensional Art. Projects will focus on developing compositional skills, proportion, color use, and visual literacy. Working on a range of conceptual problems, we will create exciting visual works that explore mapping, figure drawing, still life, comics, design and more! More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through December 8, 2017
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Algebra II (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-ALGE2
This course begins with a review of linear functions and systems. It progresses to the development of quadratic, logarithmic, exponential, and rational and irrational algebraic functions. The course emphasizes the study of a class of functions by definition, graphs, properties, and applications. More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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American Sign Language I (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-ASL01
This is an introduction to learning and understanding American Sign Language. Students will learn basic vocabulary, letters, numbers, and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, colors, and conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in American Sign Language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of language and culture. More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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American Sign Language I-A (Middle: Year 2017-18)
17b-ASL1A

This course is the first in a two-year sequence. Students who have successfully completed American Sign Language I-A and I-B will be prepared to matriculate into American Sign Language II as Upper School students.

American Sign Language I-A and I-B are an introduction to learning and understanding American Sign Language. Students will learn basic vocabulary, letters, numbers, and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, colors, and conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in American Sign Language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of language and culture.

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Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 though December May 4, 2018
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American Sign Language I-B (Middle: Year 2017-18)
17b-ASL1B
This course is the second in a two-year sequence. Students who have successfully completed American Sign Language I-A and I-B will be prepared to matriculate into American Sign Language II as Upper School students. American Sign Language I-A and I-B are an introduction to learning and understanding American Sign Language. Students will learn basic vocabulary, letters, numbers, and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, colors, and conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in American Sign Language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of language and culture. More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 though December May 4, 2018
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American Sign Language II (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-ASL02
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I and will introduce students to the more commonly used American Sign Language (ASL) by expanding coverage of ASL's basic vocabulary, structure, syntax, and grammar. Students will continue to focus on fingerspelling, numbers, facial grammar and sentence structure. Students will also further develop the conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation.
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Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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American Sign Language III (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-ASL03
This course is an extension for students who have successfully completed ASL II. Students will be exposed to expressive and receptive vocabulary, glossing of English structured sentences, fingerspelling techniques, grammar skills and Deaf Culture. On successful completion, students will be able to carry out simple conversations on the following topics: locating things around the house, complaining, making suggestions and requests, exchanging personal information, life events, describing and identifying things, talking about the weekend, and continuing the conversation. More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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Ancient Greek I (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-GREE1
Not to be confused with its modern counterpart, Ancient Greek is the language of a diverse culture that produced great fiction, like the Iliad and Odyssey, that helped create the genres of history and philosophy, that created the scientific method, and that looked to science to explain the universe. Come join me in learning this ancient tongue! More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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Animal Behavior (Upper: Fall 2017)
17c-ANIMB
This course will serve as a survey of topics in animal behavior research. For each topic, students will participate in analysis of experiments and data through two framing lenses: (1) the physiological mechanisms of behavior, with an emphasis on the nervous and endocrine systems, and (2) the evolution of behaviors. A large component of the course will consist of the reading and analysis of primary scientific literature articles. Topics covered include cooperation and altruism, eusocial behavior, aggression, communication, foraging, migration, habitat selection, mating behaviors and mating systems, and parental care. The final portion of the course will consider the evolution of human behaviors.

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Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through December 8, 2017
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Animation (Middle: Fall 2017)
17c-ANIMA
Do you love animated movies? Do you find yourself constantly doodling? You might be an animator in the making! This intro to animation course will teach you the concepts and techniques behind traditional and stop-motion based animation. In addition weÕll be looking at storytelling and character creation. Take a course that covers everything from old school animated flipbooks to full-blown movie editing. Get a chance to make your own characters come to life and tell short stories of your own! More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through December 8, 2017
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AP Calculus AB (Upper: Year 2017-18)
17b-CALAB
This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam in Calculus AB. It is roughly equivalent to a first semester college Calculus course. Topics covered include limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will approach calculus concepts and problems that are are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. They will also draw connections between these representations. More
Dates Dates: September 5, 2017 through May 4, 2018
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