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A.P. / Honors Information for Burton High
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ClassTeacherRoom #Office HoursDescription of course
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A.P. Art HistoryTheresa Quindlen306Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-4pmThe AP Art History course is equivalent to a two-semester college survey course exploring the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, students develop in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students become active participants in the global art world, engaging with its forms and content. They experience, research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, responses to, and interpretations of art.
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A.P. BiologyEugene Pearson116Every Day At Lunch - Any Day After School From 3 PM - 4 PM and/or by appointmentAP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes—energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions.
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A.P. CalculusDan Yamamoto338Monday and Thursday after school or at lunch any day except ThursdayAP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
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A.P. ChemistryHolger MichaelisS104Lunch everyday and Tuesday afterschool 3:00 - 4:45 pm; by appointment as wellThe AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Created by the AP Chemistry Development Committee, the course curriculum is compatible with many Chemistry courses in colleges and universities.
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A.P. ChineseYi Song328Lunch and after school 3:00-3:30; by appointment as wellThe AP Chinese Language and Culture course in Mandarin Chinese emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Chinese Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Chinese.

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students' awareness and appreciation of cultural products, (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).
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A.P. Computer Science PrinciplesDouglas Singer222Lunch and by appointment.AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.
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A.P. Language and CompositionMarsha Friesen224Monday and Tuesday from 3:00-4:00, Lunch by appointmentThe AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.
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A.P. Literature and CompositionTeresa Savin236By appointmentThe AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.
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A.P. United States HistoryTed Cotsen320Usually available lunch and after school, and by appointmentAP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.
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A.P. World HistoryEirik Nielsen3167:30-8:00 everyday and lunch AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.
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A.P. World History
A White3187:30-8:00 everyday and lunchAP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.
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Honors BiologyDouglas MarchettiS202Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-3:30; Lunch by AppointmentBiology is the study of life. In this class, we focus on Ecology, Cycling of Matter within Ecosystems, Evolution, Biological Systems, Genetics & Development, Human Impact, Climate Change, and Biodiversity. In this course, students are intructed through a variety of cross-curicular methods including English, Mathematics, and the Arts. The utilization of activities and labs allows Honors Biology to take a hands on approach to understanding the living world. An emphasis is put on data collection and analysis. This course is intended to prepare students for AP Biology and other university level Biology course offerings.
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Honors ChemistryShawn SchwartzS102Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:00-4:00 and during lunchChemistry is the study of substances that make up our world, changes in these substances, and the energy needed to bring about these changes. Honors Chemistry gives a broad overview in which students analyze reactions in natural and man-made energy systems, the properties of materials in relation to their structures, and the atomic and nuclear structure of matter. The theoretical and experimental nature of science is emphasized through research in the laboratory. A basic understanding of algebra will be necessary for the application of mathematical concepts to many chemistry topics.
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