Academic Decathlon Seminar

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA and sophomore, junior, or senior standing

Course Description:

This class concentrates on a specific study of Language & Literature, Economics, Art, Music, Science, Mathematics, Speech, Interviews, and Essay. The official USAD curriculum for the school (contest) year determines the specific topics studied within each of the above disciplines.

Journalism

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

Journalism is a semester-long course; its goal is to provide students with a background in modern journalism, and prepare them for continued study in Newspaper and Yearbook classes. Students will first receive a brief history of journalism, which will then be contrasted to modern journalistic practices, such as Twitter, eye-witness reporting, and long-form journalism. Students will learn classic journalistic practices, such as AP style, interviewing techniques, and photojournalism, and how they fit in a modern newsroom. Students will also gain working knowledge with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop for work with publications.

Newspaper Production I, II, and III

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Journalism and recommendation of instructor

Course Description:

Newspaper is a year-long course (or semester-long with instructor consent); the goal of the class is the maintenance and production of the Flightline Twitter account (@FlightlineSCHS), the Flightline monthly newspaper, and the semi-annual Flightline podcast. Students enrolled in the class will plan, produce, edit, and execute all phases of production of each of these publications. Students interested in Newspaper should have a strong writing background, work ethic, and desire to influence the Skutt Catholic community through written word. The Newspaper class, along with the Yearbook class, will enter our publication in the yearly NSAA State Journalism competition, held in the spring of each year.

*Newspaper II does fulfill the technology requirement at SC.

Philosophy

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Senior standing and recommendation of instructor

Course Description:

Philosophy is a survey of classical through 20th century philosophical thought, including Plato, Descartes, Jefferson, Gandhi, and King. Research, journal writing, and discussion are the predominant instructional methods.

Television and Film Production

Course Credit: 2

Course Description:

Students enrolled in this yearlong production class will learn how to plan, produce, and edit video and audio clips for the purposes of television and film production. Students will produce and edit a monthly television news program entitled “Flightline TV”. Projects during the school year will include coverage of school events, creation of short films and documentaries, and multi-interest variety programming for broadcast. Emphasis in the first semester will be on the technical aspects of video editing, while the second semester will focus on longer, more creative, projects.

Television and Film Production II

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: TV and Film Production I

Course Description:

Students enrolled in this yearlong production class will use the skills they learned in TV and Film I to become the directors of “Flightline TV”; this includes storyboard planning, directing, producing and editing the monthly television news program. In regards to post-production, the directors of Flightline TV will move beyond the iMovie program and master the intricate functions of Final Cut Pro. Projects during the school year will include coverage of school events, creation of short films, and multi-interest variety programming for broadcasting. TV and Film Production II does fulfill the SC technology requirement.

Yearbook Production I, II, and III

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Journalism and recommendation of instructor

Course Description:

Yearbook is a yearlong course. Its goal is the production of the Skutt Catholic yearbook. Student work will be focused around photography, graphic and layout design, and fundraising, as well as light interviewing and headline writing. The Yearbook class, along with the Newspaper class, will enter our publication in the yearly NSAA State Journalism competition, held in the spring of each year. Students enrolled in Yearbook will need a photographic eye, a strong work ethic, and a desire to have their efforts form the legacy of Skutt Catholic through its SkyHawk yearbook for years to come.

*Yearbook II does fulfill the SC technology requirement.

Honors Theology and Literature Seminar I

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

Course Description:

This elective seminar course is for students who are highly self-motivated readers and writers. Students will be responsible for planning and presenting various aspects of literature for discussion by the class. Assessment is accomplished through critical papers and evaluation of class leadership skills. This class can be taken for college credit through the Nebraska Wesleyan University Dual Enrollment Program.

Honors Theology and Literature Seminar II

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

Course Description:

This elective seminar course is for students who are highly self-motivated readers and writers. The seminar approach is used. This class is similar to Honors Theology and Literature Seminar I, but with a different focus and different works of literature. This class can be taken for college credit through the Nebraska Wesleyan University Dual Enrollment Program.

Death and Dying

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

Course Description:

The physical, psychological, sociological, and theological aspects of death are covered. The goal of this class is to reach a positive outlook on death as an opportunity for new life with God.