Weber Innovation — An Early-College High School

 Concurrent enrollment

In partnership with Weber State University and Snow College, we are offering the following courses that are taught by adjunct professors. Courses (depending on the course) are taught face to face at the Weber Innovation Center, or through Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC), or online. Please see this document for more information about these courses:

Course Offerings:

IVC – (Interactive Video Conference courses)

In order to take CE courses you must be a Junior or Senior. Sophomore exceptions can be made if the student has a min. of 13 high school credits and a 3.0 GPA. Exceptions are made on individualized basis and must be pre-approved.

Art 1010: Intro to Visual Arts (1.0 Art credit): This is an introductory course for non-art majors in which students will learn to understand and appreciate art through the study of the visual language. This course illustrates the place of art in a broader cultural context. Emphasis is placed on helping the students develop judgement in art analyses and criticism.  (10-12th Grades)

Biology 1050/1055: Human Biology and Lab (1.0 HS Core Science) – 1050 Human Biology is the study of the human species at several levels of organization with emphasis of the major organ systems and consideration of health issues, genetics, evolution, and man s interaction with the environment as related to the biology of humans and the quality of life. This course is for students whose major course of study is not in the sciences. 1055 This course will partially satisfy the Natural Science GE requirement (LS). This course is the laboratory component for BIOL 1050, Human Biology. This course is for students whose major course of study is not in the sciences. This course will partially satisfy Natural Science GE in college. (10-12th Grades)

Chemistry 1110/1115: Elementary Chemistry and Lab (1.0 HS Core Science) – 1110 this is the first semester course of a General, Organic, and Biochemistry sequence. It covers basic general chemistry and introduces organic chemistry. Majors typically taking the course include home economics, agricultural sciences, physical therapy, nursing, and other related health sciences. This course meets a Physical Science GE requirement and may serve some students as preparation for Chem 1210 Principles of Chemistry I. 1115 General inorganic and organic chemistry laboratory which reinforces the fundamental facts, theories and laws of chemistry through laboratory experiences. (It is designed for students in home economics, nursing, physical therapy, some areas of biology, forestry and agriculture.) Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1110 is required. (10-12th Grades) Prerequisite: Math 1,2,3 complete.

Communications 2110: Interpersonal Communications (1.0 HS English Elective or 1.0 Elective)- Interpersonal Communication is a practical and general course designed for students who desire to improve their communication effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on relationship communication skills as well as conflict resolution for both social and professional settings. Emphasis is also placed on delivery of at least two professional oral presentations performed during the semester. (12th Grade only)

English 1010: Intermediate College Writing (1.0 HS English 11 or English Elective) Face to face with WSD teacher who is also an adjunct professor for Weber State. Students will learn practices of successful academic writing. Students will focus on the writing process, writing for specific audiences, collaboration with peers, and on the interrelationship between reading and writing. Prerequisite: student must have 17 or higher on the ACT English portion, or equivalent. Student must complete ENGL 1010 satisfactorily (a grade of "C" or better) before enrolling in ENGL 2010. (12th Grade Only)

English 2010: Intermediate Research Writing – (1.0 HS English Elective or English 11) Face to face with WSD teacher who is also an adjunct professor for Weber State. This course will focus on writing arguments, conducting research, and documenting sources. Students will continue to learn practices of successful academic writing including the writing process, writing for specific audiences, and collaboration with peers. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with "C" grade or better, AP Language and Composition or Literature and Composition examination with a score of 3 or better, ACT English and Reading score of 29 or better, CLEP with essay test with a score of 50 or better, or articulated transfer credit from another regionally accredited college or university. (12th Grade Only)

English 2200: Intro to Literature – (1.0 HS English Elective) Face to face with WSD teacher who is also an adjunct professor for Weber State. This course is an introduction to literary forms, to close reading of literature, and to the terminology of literature.  The emphasis is on fiction, poetry, and drama.  The course will emphasize literary traditions, historical time periods, diverse authors, careful reading, literary analysis, and thoughtful interpretation.  (12th Grade Only)

Geography 1300: Places & People of the World (1.0 HS World Civ credit) - This course is a study of the major geographical regions of the world, emphasizing the interrelationships between environment and human imprints. The course focuses on the following issues and problems: distribution of cultural characteristics such as population, migration, language, religion, social customs, political and economic geography, urban patterns and settlements, agriculture, industry and resources. Physical geography concepts are also used to explain spatial patterns of cultural features. (11th-12th Grades)

Geology 1110: Physical Geology, (1.0 HS Elective Science) Face to face with WSD teacher who is also an adjunct professor at Weber State) Fundamental principles of geology emphasizing physical aspects of the Earth including earth materials, plate tectonics, and the effects of water, wind and ice on the Earth's surface. Useful for all students, and recommended as the first geology course for students with majors/minors in geosciences, science teaching, archaeology, and pre-engineering. Three lectures per week. Optional field trip to observe local geologic features. (11th-12th Grades)

History 2700:  United States History to 1877 (.5 HS History, .5 Elective) - This course covers the development of the United States to 1877, to include the Colonial Period, the American Revolution, the Nationalistic Period, Westward Expansion, Sectionalism, the Civil War and Reconstruction.  (11th-12th Grades) Must take both Hist 2700 & 2710 to count for HS US History Credit.

History 2710:  US History from 1877 to present–(.5 HS History, .5 Elective) A chronological survey of American history from the Gilded Age, 1877, to the present. Directed toward History majors, minors, and those planning to teach U.S. history. Students may fulfill the High School US History requirement by completing this course and HIST 2700.  (11th-12th Grade) Must take both Hist 2700 & 2710 to count for HS US History Credit.

Human Development (HFST 1500):  Human Development - (1.0 HS CTE) In this course students learn about the fundamental principles of growth and development from conception through childhood to old age. The course includes the study of the biological process of development, as well as the emotional, social and cognitive development of the individual within a cultural and historical context. (11th-12th Grades)

Math 1030- Quantitative Literacy (1.0 HS credit) This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling and problem solving utilizing algebra, discrete mathematics, geometry and statistics. Furthermore, students will examine some of the greatest ideas of humankind – ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. Imagination, creativity, and sound logic will all be crucial components of these mathematical explorations. The overarching theme of the course is to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for math and its many applications to the world around us.  This course is for students who are not planning to major in a STEM field.   Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math Secondary I, II, and III — C average or better course grade in all three classes. Students who do not have a C average or better course grade in all three classes may place into this class with an ACT Math score of at least 21 or appropriate placement test (10-12th Grades)

Math 1040: Intro to Statistics – (1.0 HS Credit) Introduction to Statistics is an elementary introduction to the nature of statistical reasoning. Topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, sampling and data collection, basic probability, sampling distribution, and introduction to inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator required (TI-83 preferred). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math Secondary I, II, and III — C average or better course grade in all three classes. Students who do not have a C average or better course grade in all three classes may place into this class with an ACT Math score of at least 22 or appropriate placement test score (10th -12th Grades)

Math 1050: College Algebra - (1.0 HS Credit) This course covers a survey of college mathematics and is also a preparatory course for calculus. Topics from continuous mathematics include polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations and their applications, absolute value, polynomial and rational inequalities, and nonlinear systems. Topics from discrete mathematics include matrices, matrix algebra and inverses, determinants, sequences and series, counting techniques, and an introduction to probability. In addition, mathematics of finance, rational zero and binomial theorems and mathematical induction are covered briefly.  For students majoring in a STEM field. Prerequisite: completion of Math Secondary I, II, and III — C average or better course grade in all three classes -- MATH 1010 or Math ACT score of 23 or higher or appropriate placement test score (11th-12th Grades)

Music 1010: Intro to Music: (1.0 HS Art Credit) -A general appreciation course designed to make music meaningful to the average listener. The relationship of rhythm, melody, harmony, and form will be demonstrated though selected recordings. The elements of music will be treated non-technically together with historical and biographical observations. Western art music will be discussed as well as music of other world cultures. Also, a general survey of folk and popular music will be provided. (

Music 1030: Intro to Jazz and Pop Music (1.0 HS Art credit) -This course is a general music appreciation class designed to empower music listeners by giving them an understanding of American jazz and popular music. Students will develop analytical and listening skills that help them to identify and be able to seek and write about about jazz and popular music styles. This course fulfills the General Education requirement for Fine Arts. (10th-12th Grades)

Political Science 1100:   American National Government (1.0 HS Gov/Cit) - This course is an introduction to the structure, functions and political dynamics of the major institutions within the American governmental system. (11th-12th Grades)

Psychology 1010:  General Psychology (1.0 HS Credit) - This course offers an introductory survey of general psychology theories and concepts with an emphasis on the scientific study of human behaviors and applications in daily life. (11th-12th Grades)

Sociology 1010: Principles of Sociology (1.0 HS Credit) - This course introduces students to the nature and scope of sociology, including a systematic treatment of group life, social institutions, social processes, social change, and social control. (11th-12th Grades)

IVC = Interactive Video Conferencing (taught by University/College Staff live to our students from a distance site

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