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English HLS Pathway

Course Number: CXH-141 /
Category: English Language Arts, Pathways /
Credits: 5 /
Recommended Grades: 11,12 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Semester /
Description: Health & Life Science Pathway students read a variety of fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on drama, poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Selected texts explore the human stories and systemic issues prevalent in the health-care system. Students examine a variety of texts that focus on themes present in the patient health care relationship, such as spirit, care, sickness, grief, and faith. They also debate current events in the field, such as prescription drug advertising and the rising cost of health care. Coursework also develops students’ patient communication skills through role-playing exercises, video evaluations, and self-evaluation. This is an interdisciplinary class that must be taken with three other HLS core classes: Anatomy and Physiology and BioEthics Prerequisites: Successful completion of English 11 or AP English Language and Composition and acceptance into the Health & Life Sciences Pathway.

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