Last week, the Board of Education approved three new courses for Naugatuck High School for the 2020-21 school year, including an opportunity to earn college credit through UConn Early College Experience.
𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 (UConn WGSS 1105, pending UConn approval) 🇺🇸
This course provides an introduction to the field of Women’s, Gender &
Sexuality Studies (WGSS) primarily within the U.S. While many think that
“women’s studies” is simply the study of women, it is more accurate to think of it as concerned with broad questions of gender, equality, and justice. We will explore a number of topics central to WGSS, including the social construction of gender/sex/sexuality, body politics, health, family, work, culture, violence, the law, systems of oppression, and activism. We will explore these topics through a variety of texts, essays, academic articles, poetry, performance, and film; our goal is not to arrive at certain answers, but rather to develop informed, insightful questions and tools for critical thinking. We will learn to use the theory we study to analyze our own experiences and think broadly about structures of power and knowledge, identity and representation, change and resistance.
𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐬 🔬
This course is a study of the life and physical sciences used by police agencies in the criminal justice system. Major topics include processing a crime scene; collecting and preserving fingerprints and other forms of evidence; triangulating a crime scene; identification of physical evidence; analysis of inorganic and organic materials like hair, fibers, paint, etc.; document analysis; firearms identification; toxicology; and explosion and arson identification. This course will use real-world examples, multimedia sources, basic theory, and laboratory work. Experiments will reinforce basic principles of life and physical sciences.
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬: 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 🇪🇸
Spanish for Heritage Learners offers Spanish-speaking students an opportunity to study formally in an academic setting in the same way that native Englishspeaking students study English/Language Arts. These students may have a desire to reactivate the Spanish they have learned in the past and develop it further; to learn more about their language and cultural heritage; to acquire literacy skills in Spanish; to develop or augment academic language skills in Spanish; to enhance career opportunities, or to fulfill a foreign language requirement. During this course, students will take a diagnostic exam in order to identify an appropriate placement level in a traditional Spanish course offered at the high school level.