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Full World Languages Course List & Descriptions

Schools have the authority to offer College Prep courses where Honors weighted courses are currently listed in this online catalog.


 Course offerings may vary per school. Please check with your school counselor regarding availability of course offerings and prerequisites.


Title: 
Chinese 1

Course Code: 461100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course introduces students to effective strategies for basic Chinese language learning and aspects of Chinese-speaking culture. The course focuses on speaking, listening and writing in Chinese and stresses forms of address, greetings, and brief and guided conversation. Focus will be placed on development of reading comprehension skills, such as recognizing letters, sounds, familiar words and oral directions. Students will write sentences and descriptions using characters and expand their recognition of words through stroke order and stroke count of the written Chinese language. Students will examine the practices, product s and perspectives of the Chinese-speaking culture and recognize basic practices and routines existent in daily life.

Prerequisites: None

 

Title: Chinese 2

Course Code: 461200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Chinese II is an intermediate course recommended for students who are completing their two year minimum world language requirement for admission to college or for those students who are planning to continue their study of Chinese. This course is designed to develop the language skills required for a high novice level of proficiency. Techniques of language study/learning are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to subsequent study of the language. The primary objective is the continuing development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills begun in Chinese 1. Increased emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills and students explore the complex use of the language. A focus is also placed on Chinese culture.
Prerequisites:  Chinese 1

 

Title: Chinese 3

Course Code: 461300HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Chinese 3 is an elective course offered to students who have successfully completed Chinese 2. The objective of the course is to advance the student’s language skills in all four modes to a degree of proficiency that will enable him/her to function in a Chinese-speaking environment, and to enter advanced programs of Chinese. Reading, writing and vocabulary skills are increasingly emphasized. Vocabulary is greatly expanded and complex grammatical concepts are introduced. An intermediate level of proficiency is expected in conversation. Culture is further explored through Chinese art, literature and history. Ongoing learning will take place in writing and reading.

Prerequisites: Chinese 2

 

Title: Chinese 4

Course Code: 461400HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Chinese 4H is an advanced course offered to students who have successfully completed Chinese 3. This course is the fourth year of the systematic study of the Chinese language. Having completed the basic study of the grammar and vocabulary of the language, students will be expected to read, discuss, converse and complete writing in the Chinese language. Class is conducted entirely in Chinese. Students will be prepared to further their language study in AP/IB Chinese or in college courses. Stress on oral skills, reading and discussion of a variety of literary, political and philosophical topics will be conducted.

Prerequisites: Chinese 3

 

Title: IB Chinese B SL

Course Code: 461G33IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course satisfies the Language B component of IB. It expands on the comprehension and production of language skills by focusing on the study of Chinese and Chinese issues of global interest in a variety of formats. Literature and Art of the Chinese world are reviewed. Emphasis is on oral skills and writing skills that emphasize Chinese character writing. Critical analysis of readings and grammatical skills will be a focus.  Students will write essays. Class is conducted in Chinese.
Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: Chinese 3H

 

Title: IB Chinese HL-1

Course Code: 461H00IW  

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Emphasis is on mastering proficiency in comprehension, analysis and synthesis of authentic materials from all core curriculum areas, literature of the Chinese-speaking world, and global issues in a wide variety of formats.

Prerequisites: Chinese 3H

 

Title: IB Chinese HL-2

Course Code: 461I00IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course satisfies the Language B component of IB. Emphasis is on mastering proficiency in comprehension, analysis and synthesis of authentic materials from all core curriculum areas, literature of the Chinese-speaking world, and global issues in a wide variety of formats. Students research, discuss and evaluate information using classroom debate, media technology and community. Oral exercises will be completed daily and critical essays of 500 words or more will be completed on an ongoing basis. Class is conducted in Chinese.  This course continues to develop all four language skills with increased emphasis upon oral communication, reading and writing. Class is conducted in Chinese. Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: IB Chinese HL-1

 

Title: French 1

Course Code: 361100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: French 1 is an elective one-year course offered to any junior or senior, or any freshman or sophomore who has maintained at least a C average in his/her previous English class. The primary objectives are to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French on a basic level within a limited vocabulary context and to instill in students an awareness of cultural similarities and differences with respect to the United States and France. Techniques of language study/learning are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to subsequent study of other world languages. Although aural-oral methods of instruction are emphasized, some traditional methods are utilized.

Prerequisites: None

 

Title: French 2

Course Code:  361200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: French 2 is an intermediate course recommended for seniors and other students who are completing their two -year minimum world language requirement for admission to college or for those students who are planning to continue their study of French in the IB strand. This course is designed to develop the four language skills to an intermediate level of proficiency. Techniques of language study/learning are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to subsequent study of other foreign languages. The primary objective is the continuing development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills begun in French 1. Although listening and speaking skills are always stressed, increasing emphasis is placed on reading and writing skills as students explore more complex use of the language. Composition skills are developed to a limited degree. Growing emphasis is placed on French-speaking cultures outside of France.

Prerequisites: French 1

 

Title: French 3

Course Code: 361300CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: French III is a course recommended for students who have completed their two-year minimum world language requirement for admission to college or for those students who wish to continue their study of a world language. This course is designed to continue the development of language skills required for a low intermediate level of proficiency. Techniques of language study/learning are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to ongoing study of the language. The primary objective i s the continuing development and extension of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills begun in Spanish II. Increased emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading and writing skills and ongoing study of the culture of Spanish speaking countries.

Prerequisites: French 2

 

Title: French 3H

Course Code: 361300HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: French 3 H is an elective course offered to students who have successfully completed French 2. The primary objective of the course is to advance the student's language skills in all four modes to a degree of proficiency that will enable him/her to function in a French-speaking environment. Reading, writing, and vocabulary skills are increasingly emphasized. Vocabulary is greatly expanded. New grammatical concepts are introduced, such as the past literary tense and the subjunctive mood. Students also increase proficiency in areas introduced in French 2. Culture is explored through exposure to French art, literature, and history. Increasing emphasis is placed on personal expression in writing and on reading comprehension skills

Prerequisites: French 2

 

Title: French 4

Course Code: 361400CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: French IV is a course recommended for those students who wish to continue their study of the French language. This course is designed to continue the development of language skills required for effective speaking, listening and reading in the language. The course will continue to focus on speaking and will introduce writing at a higher level and include specific readings in the language.  The primary objective is the continuing development and extension of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills learned in French I-III. Ongoing study of the cultures of French speaking countries will take place and class will be conducted solely in French.

Prerequisites: French 3

 

Title: French 4H

Course Code: 361400HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Honors French 4 is a course of study intended for the student who has completed French III. Taking and successfully completing this rigorous course has many practical and personal advantages. Many students have been able to exempt one or more courses of college French and have been better prepared for the university-level classes that they do take. On a personal level, the benefits are endless as a student becomes engaged in other cultures and learns new forms of personal expression. Ideally, the student should become a more aware and active member of the world community.

Prerequisites: French 3

 

Title: Advanced Placement French Language

Course Code: 367100AW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the AP French Language Exam. It expands on comprehension and production of French language skills, with focus on complex grammatical and structural language in formats of increasing variety and global scope. Students summarize, analyze and synthesize information using a wide spectrum of sources (classroom interaction, media, technology, etc.). The student will develop skills in expression with reasonable fluency and accuracy in written and spoken French. This course is taught entirely in French. Note: Students enrolled in this course will take a comprehensive College Board Advanced Placement exam in May.

Prerequisites: French IV H

 

Title: IB French B SL

Course Code:  361G00IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course satisfies the Language B component of IB. It expands on the comprehension and production of language skills by focusing on the study of French and Francophone issues of global interest in a variety of formats. Emphasis is on grammatica l and critical analysis and the formulation and defense of opinion.
Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: See School Counselor for IB criteria

 

Title: IB French B HL-1

Course Code: 361H00IW  

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course satisfies the Language B component of IB.  Emphasis is on mastering proficiency in comprehension, analysis and synthesis of authentic materials from all core curriculum areas, literature of the French-speaking world, and global issues in a wide variety of formats. Students research, discuss and evaluate information using classroom debate, media technology and community. Students will write critical essays of 500 words or more.  Class is conducted in French. Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization. This course continues to develop all four language skills with increased emphasis upon reading, writing and grammar. There will be daily written and conversational exercises
Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: French 3H

 

Title: IB French B HL -2

Course Code: 361I00IW   

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course satisfies the Language B component of IB.  Emphasis is on mastering proficiency in comprehension, analysis and synthesis of authentic materials from all core curriculum areas, literature of the French-speaking world, and global issues in a wide variety of formats. Students research, discuss and evaluate information using classroom debate, media technology and community. Students will write critical essays of 500 words or more.  Class is conducted in French. Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization. This course continues to develop all four language skills with increased emphasis upon reading, writing and grammar. There will be daily written and conversational exercises
Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: French 3H

 

Title: Spanish 1

Course Code: 365100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish 1 is an elective one-year course offered to any junior or senior, or any freshman or sophomore who has maintained at least a C average in his/her previous English class. The primary objective of the course is the development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish on a basic level within a limited vocabulary context. The course will also instill in students an awareness of cultural similarities and differences with respect to the United States vis-à-vis Latin America and Spain. Techniques of language study are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to subsequent study of other foreign languages. Although aural-oral methods of instruction are emphasized, some traditional methods are utilized.

Prerequisites: None

 

Title: Spanish 2

Course Code: 365200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish 2 is an intermediate course recommended for seniors and other students who are completing their two -year minimum world language requirement for admission to college or for students planning to continue study in the AP/IB strand. The primary objective is the continuing development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills begun in Spanish 1. Increased emphasis is placed on reading and writing skills as students explore more complex use of the language. Composition skills are developed to a limited degree. Growing emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences between Hispanic and North American cultural attitudes.

Prerequisites: Spanish 1

 

Title: Spanish 3

Course Code: 365300CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish III is a course recommended for students who have completed their two-year minimum world language requirement for admission to college or for those students who wish to continue their study of a world language. This course is designed to continue the development of language skills required for a low intermediate level of proficiency. Techniques of language study/learning are emphasized so that skills learned may be applied to ongoing study of the language. The primary objective i s the continuing development and extension of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills begun in Spanish II. Increased emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading and writing skills and ongoing study of the culture of Spanish speaking countries.

Prerequisites: Spanish 2

 

Title: Spanish 3H

Course Code: 365300HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish 3H is an advanced course offered to students who have successfully completed Spanish 2 PIB. The primary objective is to develop the students' language skills to a degree of proficiency that will enable them to function in a Spanish-speaking environment and to enter advanced programs in Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are intensively emphasized. Vocabulary is greatly expanded. The tenses of the language that were not covered in Spanish 2 are thoroughly utilized. Culture is explored through exposure to Hispanic projects. Students read and discuss poetry, short stories, and newspaper articles and selected readings in the target language. Writing skills are developed through frequent compositions.

Prerequisites: Spanish 2

 

Title: Spanish 4

Course Code: 365400CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish IV is a course recommended for those students who wish to continue their study of the Spanish language. This course is designed to continue the development of language skills required for effective speaking, listening and reading in the language. The course will continue to focus on speaking and will introduce writing at a higher level and include specific readings in the language.  The primary objective is the continuing development and extension of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills learned in Spanish I-III. Ongoing study of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries will take place and class will be conducted solely in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3


Title: Spanish 4H

Course Code: 365400HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is the fourth year of the systematic study of the Spanish language. Having completed the study of the grammar and basic vocabulary of the language in the first four years, students will use the language to read about and to discuss significant literary, philosophical, political, and environmental issues in Spanish. Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish using the full range of lexical and syntactic structures expected of students in third-year college courses in composition and conversation for world-language majors. As such, students will use an anthology of writings in Spanish featuring essays on a variety of topics, short stories, and poetry. Grammar will be reviewed as needed.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3

 

Title: Advanced Placement Spanish Language

Course Code: 367500AW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language Exam. It provides an overview of the literature of the Hispanic world, as well as the history and art of Spain. There is a general grammar review with greater stress on oral skills and writing skills. Students will write weekly essays of 250 words or more. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Note: Students enrolled in this course will take a comprehensive College Board Advanced Placement exam in May.

Prerequisites: Spanish IV H

 

Title: IB Spanish B SL

Course Code: 365G00IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish Standard Level (SL) is a class for juniors and seniors only.  The Spanish Language B course focuses on language acquisition and proficiency in communication in a variety of authentic situations. Communication and interaction-in writing, reading, listening or speaking- are the keynotes of the course. Only authentic material is used; thus, the culture of the Spanish world is reflected by using news broadcasts, online newspapers, magazines, music, video clips and movies as content themes vary from global issues to cultural diversity, communication, media and more.  The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students participate in class discussions; they create 300/400 word essays; and express their viewpoints on themes that are explored during debates, role plays and individual presentations.
Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments that are required by the
International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3H

 

Title: IB Spanish HL-1

Course Code: 365H00IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish Higher Level (HL) is a class for junior and seniors only. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. The course focuses on the three “pillars” of linguistic proficiency, as described in the IB Course Guide: language, cultural interaction and message. The key points of the course are on language acquisition and the development of language skills. Only authentic materials are used, therefore reflecting the culture of the Spanish world.  In addition to participating in class discussions about a text, song or movie; writing argumentative and creative essays; and presenting viewpoints on a variety of themes; students will read a novel as part of the literature component of the HL course, followed by a variety of tasks aimed at the creative written assignment. (Depth and breadth of content themes, and rigor of assessment criteria and assessments, as well as literature coverage, differ between SL and HL classes.) Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments the at are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3H

 

Title: IB Spanish HL-2

Course Code: 365I00IW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Spanish Higher Level (HL) is a class for junior and seniors only. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. The course focuses on the three “pillars” of linguistic proficiency, as described in the IB Course Guide: language, cultural interaction and message. The key points of the course are on language acquisition and the development of language skills. Only authentic materials are used, therefore reflecting the culture of the Spanish world.  In addition to participating in class discussions about a text, song or movie; writing argumentative and creative essays; and presenting viewpoints on a variety of themes; students will read a novel as part of the literature component of the HL course, followed by a variety of tasks aimed at the creative written assignment. (Depth and breadth of content themes, and rigor of assessment criteria and assessments, as well as literature coverage, differ between SL and HL classes.) Note: Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete all internal and external assessments the at are required by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3H

 

Title: Latin 1

Course Code: 363100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Latin 1 is an elective one-year course offered to all students. The course is an introduction to the Latin language, history and culture of ancient Rome. Students will study grammar and vocabulary in addition to the legacy of classical antiquity to our modern age. Latin is a classical rather than a living language. Although no longer spoken, its influence upon the vocabulary of the English language and Western civilization is of importance. The study of Latin will help students to understand English better as they increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammatical concepts

Prerequisites: None


Title: Latin 2

Course Code: 363200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Latin 2 is a continuation of Latin 1.  The course may complete the two-year language requirement for admission to a South Carolina institute of higher learning and will also serve as the foundation for advanced study in Latin at the high school or later in college.

Prerequisites: Latin 1

 

Title: Latin 3

Course Code: 363300HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Latin 3 is a continuation of Latin 2 at an honors level.

Prerequisites: Latin 2 or Teacher recommendation

 

Title: Latin 4

Course Code: 363300HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Latin 4 is a continuation of Latin 3 at an honors level.

Prerequisites:  Latin 3 or Teacher recommendation