About DHS SOU Classes

Description

Course Offerings and Descriptions


English Classes

9117 AP/SOU English Language Composition (UC Area B)
Length of Course: Year
Grade Level: 11
Dual Enrollment with SOU WR 121 & 122


Language and Composition English 11 is a college level class with a rigorous curriculum designed to
engage students in developing skills through the process of close reading, writing and discussing texts.
Students will learn to respond personally and reflectively to a range of literature, focusing primarily on
nonfiction literature, and will learn to compose for different audiences and purposes. Literary structure
and conventions will be identified, and students will learn to effectively use them in their own writing.
Students must qualify for this course.

9118 AP/SOU English Literature Composition (UC Area B)
Length of Course: Year
Grade Level: 12
Dual Enrollment with SOU ENG 104 & 105

This course is designed to help the college-bound student polish language arts skills and critical thinking
skills that enable him or her to challenge the AP Exam and to succeed in academically demanding
college level courses. The focus is a chronological study and analysis of British literature, a mastery of
literary terminology, and continued improvement of writing, speaking and listening skills crucial to
students’ success at the college level. For college credit, students must pay tuition to SOU at the
beginning of the first and second semester. Students must qualify for this course.


Math Classes

9122 SOU Pre-Calculus H (UC Area C – Honors)*
Length of Course: Year
Prerequisite: C or better in Integrated Math III or teacher recommendation.
Dual Enrollment with SOU MATH 111 & 112


This course blends the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in a calculus course.
The course includes the study of (1) relations and functions, (2) exponential and logarithmic functions,
(3) trigonometry in triangles and vectors, (4) trigonometric functions, (5) trigonometric identities and
equations, (6) matrices and determinants, (7) sequences and series, (8) conic sections, and (9) data
analysis. Student-owned graphing calculators are strongly encouraged for this class. *
A non-dual enrollment version of this course is available for students who do not want to earn SOU college credit.
Curriculum for the two courses is the same; however, the level of work completion and evaluation
standards are different.
The non-dual enrollment version is a UCOP Honors approved course
meaning students still receive a grade bump for completing the course. Enrollment in the non-dual
enrollment course would be based on teacher and student/parent agreement.


Science Classes

9116 SOU Physics (fall)/2297 Honors Physics (spring)
Length of Course: Year
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended that students have passed Biology, Chemistry and
Integrated Math III with a B or better (concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus is also strongly
recommended); Science teacher recommendation is also required
Dual Enrollment with SOU PH 201 & 224 (fall semester; UC approved Honors spring semester)


Physics covers mechanics, properties of matter, wave motion, sound, heat, light, electricity, magnetism,
modern physics and other selected topics. This course includes extensive laboratory work and is aimed
at understanding the physical world around us. Connections to the studies of Engineering and other
related fields are stressed in this course. This course satisfies the student’s physical science graduation
requirement and meets the area D college preparatory laboratory science requirement. Students enrolled
in this class are eligible to earn college credit through Southern Oregon University for the fall semester,
and earn honors credit for the spring semester. Rigorous conceptual and mathematical content are
included in the Dual Enrollment and Honors versions of this course. Enrollment in the Dual Enrollment version of this course is based on teacher and student/parent agreement.


Social Science

9119 AP/SOU US History (UC Area A)
Length of Course: Year
Dual Enrollment with SOU HST 250 & 251


This course can fulfill the requirement for U.S. History or can be taken as an elective. It is designed to
give students grounding in the chronology of American History and in the major interpretive questions
that derive from the study of selected themes. It will also provide students with the analytical skills to
deal critically with the problems associated with these themes. Students who do not to take the AP test
will not receive the AP designation and weighted GPA calculation on their transcripts.

9120 SOU Civics H (UC Area A)
Length of Course: Semester
Dual Enrollment with SOU PS 202


This course fulfills the Civics requirement and is designed to provide college ready seniors with an in
depth understanding of how our government works and the challenges facing society. Students will
investigate works from the Political Science cannon, and apply different political theories and concepts
to current topics and issues in American life. Students enrolled in this class will also Dually Enroll in PS
202 at Southern Oregon University through the Advanced Southern Credit Program at a reduced fee.

9121 AP/SOU Macroeconomics (UC Area G)
Length of Course: Semester
Dual Enrollment with SOU EC 202


This course fulfills the requirements of Economics and is designed for college ready seniors. It is
designed to give students the opportunity to use advanced analytical skills to investigate and evaluate
how the U.S. and world economy operates, expanding on the content of Macroeconomics P class. This
class investigates market, resource and product flows, banking institutions and regulatory agencies, and
a multitude of graphs to depict economic performance and models. Students enrolled in this class will
also Dually Enroll in ECN 202 at Southern Oregon University through the Advanced Southern Credit
Program at a reduced fee, fulfilling the GE Macroeconomics requirement at most colleges.


Public Speaking

Public Speaking (Pending Approval for UC Area B)
Length: Year
Dual Enrollment with SOU COMM 210


This class emphasizes the development of public speaking abilities and critical awareness of the
processes, content, and forms of oral communication. Open to [college] freshmen and sophomores [as
well as high school students enrolled in the Advanced Southern Credit Program] who do not have
previous speech experience. May be approved for University Studies (Information Literacy-Strand C).
This class is a course offered through Southern Oregon University Advanced Southern Credit (ASC)
Program, which Durham High School currently offers to students who have demonstrated preparedness
for college coursework. Suggested grade level 10-12.


DHS SOU Teachers

Mr. Atkinson

Email: Send a message to Mr. Atkinson
Phone: (530) 895-4685 ext. 247
Room #: 203
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Mr. Bear

Email: Send a message to Mr. Bear
Phone: (530) 895-4685 ext. 249
Room #: P60
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Ms. Johnson

Email: Send a message to Ms. Johnson
Phone: (530) 895-4685 ext. 237
Room #: 102
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Mr. Wilson

Email: Send a message to Mr. Wilson
Phone: (530) 895-4685 ext. 239
Room #: 104
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