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 Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55851{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A35Foundations in ArtStudents can expect a wide variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional experiences in this survey course. Students will be encouraged to think creatively as they develop ideas for their various assignments and discover their personal preference for creating two- or three-dimensional art. The elements and principles will be stressed and art history will be an informal component. Some media possibilities could be pencil, tempera, watercolor, clay, papier-mache, wire, tooling metal, scratchboard, mixed media and others.5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55563{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A38Arts of the World “Arts of the World” emphasizes applying the elements of art and the principles of design to create multicultural inspired works of art. An awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences will be a large part of the class. Students will create both two and three-dimensional works. Students will study the people, history, geography, and art of many cultures. A variety of media such as paint, clay, wood, paper mache, fibers, found objects, etc. will be used. 5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55773{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A41Drawing and Painting 1Students can expect to gain a strong foundation in drawing and painting in this beginning level class. Composition, the visual element, the principles of design, and the basic techniques and concepts of both drawing and painting will be covered. The end goals are to increase artistic self-confidence, increase one’s understanding of the basics of drawing /painting and to produce successful works.5Fine ArtsA359th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55775{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A42Drawing and Painting 2This second level course builds upon the experiences of Drawing and Painting 1. Students who choose to take this course should be confident with their drawing skills and ready to produce more complex finished drawings and paintings. An emphasis will be on the development of a more personal style, sophisticated approaches to the development of ideas, development of a greater awareness to art beyond school, and the introduction of new techniques.5Fine ArtsA419th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56516{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A56Studio Art 2This is a second level course designed to give students time to expand their skills and increase their confidence in the area of commercial/studio art. Proficiency of basic skills will be expected and more advanced assignments will be given. Students may be directed individually or as a class group.5Fine ArtsA5510th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56363{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A61Pottery and Sculpture 1This is a foundation course that emphasizes the art elements and principles of design to produce nonfunctional and functional three-dimensional art forms constructed from clay. Students may explore both functional and nonfunctional forms using hand-building, the potter’s wheel, and various other sculptural techniques. Students will be exposed to contemporary and historical clay artists.5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56321{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A71Photography 1This introductory course deals with traditional black and white 35mm as well as digital photography and teaches the basic camera handling, film processing, and darkroom procedures. Students learn how to control light to produce an aesthetically pleasing image. Composition and the elements and principles of art are introduced. In addition, pinhole cameras, photograms, special effects, and the history of photography may be addressed. 5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56630{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B11Word Processing 1This course will focus on keyboarding skills with emphasis on mastery in speed, accuracy, personal business letters, simple tabulation as well as other business documents. Students will also learn the basics of workbooks, presentations, publications, and email.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterBusinessBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55752{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}B13Desktop Publishing and Computer GraphicsThis class focuses on desktop publishing, graphics, and presentation software to create newsletters, books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia, presentations, and movies. Basic concepts of design, layout, typography, and graphics will be used to create professional-looking documents and presentations.5Practical Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56566{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}C72Understanding DiversityUnderstanding Diversity in the United States is a course designed to give students the opportunity to examine the full range of diverse peoples in the United States and their role in society. Students will engage in research and discussion about the nature and impact of discrimination in our country and how oppression has changed over time. Students will examine narratives of representative groups as well as missing history and social invisibility. Students will examine oppression on an individual, organizational and societal level and judge the impact of these systems on target groups as well as themselves.5Electives9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55715{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CC2Concurrent Other HS0N/A9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyOtherN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55718{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CC5Concurrent TEC0N/A6th;#7th;#8th;#9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyOtherN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55716{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CC6Concurrent Post Secondary0N/A6th;#7th;#8th;#9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyOtherN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56835{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CWOther Waived CourseNO Credits are granted - this is a waiver of the requirement.0N/A9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyOtherN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56125{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}G50Issues in HealthHealth Education in tenth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.5Health10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterHealthN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55353{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L089th Grade English Language ArtsNinth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informational, literary, and persuasive texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts from American and world cultures. Students read novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write in a variety of styles with a focus on structure, vocabulary, and writing mechanics. In addition, students engage in a variety of discussions and oral presentations, as well as research and reasoning tasks, and the research process. 10LA - English 99th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56442{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L100Senior Literature, Composition and CommunicationSenior Literature, Composition and Communication is a year-long course that builds on the skills learned in Eleventh Grade English Language Arts. The course includes the study of literature and nonfiction. Instruction of college preparatory writing techniques is an integral part of the curriculum. Students continue to refine their composition, reading, and speaking skills in a variety of genres and contexts. Higher-level literary and textual analysis is emphasized in class discussion, writing, and oral presentations. Students learn a variety of organizational strategies in writing and speaking as well as learning to speak and write for a variety of audiences and purposes. This course satisfies the senior Language Arts and Communications requirements.10LA - LA ElectiveL47;L2012th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo,%20Composition%20and%20Communication.docx Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55683{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L161Comic and Graphic Novel LiteratureComic and Graphic Novel Literature covers the techniques and history of comic art and graphic novel storytelling. Students study the various formats and techniques used over the years in comic strip, comic book and graphic novel publications, emphasizing how both illustration and script blend to create a unique story telling form. Students also learn standard form sequential art scriptwriting procedures to produce their own work for the class.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55729{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L19Creative WritingCreative Writing introduces the student to the writing of fiction, poetry, the personal narrative, drama, screenplay, and creative essay. Students analyze peer and published authors for particular stylistic devices in order to understand the writer’s skill in narration, dialogue, description, and detail. This course provides activities and projects to stimulate ideas and extend the students’ writing talent, to encourage appropriate freedom of expression, and to develop sensitivity to the power of words in the written medium. Students read their work aloud for class critique and the course introduces students to appropriate markets for publication. 5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55369{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2011th Grade English Language ArtsEleventh Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension, synthesis, and composition of informative, literary, and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on refining craft and structure for different audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. 10LA - American Lit/CompL2711th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55361{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2710th Grade English Language ArtsTenth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informative, literary and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of complex texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on the craft and structure of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. .10LA - World Lit/CompL11;L0810th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56534{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L29Technical WritingTechnical Writing addresses the skills necessary to write successfully in the technology and industry fields. Students write assignments emphasizing techniques of précis/abstract, extended definition, comparison/contrast, problem solving, cause/effect, and persuasion as applied to the work place. Assignments and activities make use of computers and Internet research, and include field research, group research projects, and group presentations.5LA - LA Elective11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55684{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L31Communication in SocietyCommunication in Society assists students in learning to improve self-confidence and effectiveness in a wide variety of communication situations. Opportunities are provided to learn about communication in one-to-one and one-to-a-group situations, within small group activities, and within large groups. Areas of communication include self-awareness, relationships, work situations, and the community. Attention focuses on learning speech fundamentals, breaking down the barriers to communication, becoming aware of and expressing ideas and thoughts, problems solving, conflict management, thinking skills, and decision making. Students read, discuss, and critically examine informative/expository resources and literature. 5LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55771{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L33Discussion and DebateDiscussion and Debate teaches students the techniques used in argumentation, forms of discussion, and formal debate. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and the psychology of persuasion. Skills practiced in this class are applicable to other classes and to participation in the democratic process in our communities, states, and country. The course is based on strong oral components.5LA - Communications11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo50.0000000000000 Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56403{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L34Public SpeakingPublic Speaking teaches students the techniques used in informative and persuasive speaking. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and develop skills in the preparation, organization, and presentation of speeches. Students practice and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. 5LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56605{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L46Video & Film ProductionVideo and Film Production provides opportunities for students to write, produce, and edit video and film. Students are responsible for planning, handling technical equipment, and employing technical knowledge. Students also analyze film, video, and television. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.5LA - Communications9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo20.0000000000000 Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55377{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L52Accelerated Reading WorkshopAccelerated Reading Workshop instructs students on useful strategies for thinking critically, taking tests, managing time, and comprehending and analyzing vast amounts of reading materials in short amounts of time. Students learn a variety of strategies to read expository and narrative texts at a sophisticated level.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56453{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L54Short Fiction5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56318{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L60Philosophy through Film and LiteraturePhilosophy through Film and Literature encourages a lively interest, understanding, and discussion of some of the main pieces of Philosophical Literature. This course introduces students to Philosophy and its methods of inquiry by discussing a range of literature and film and by investigating major contributors to philosophical inquiry through the ages. The emphasis is on examining arguments while encouraging students to provide their own arguments through writing and discussion.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56426{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L64Science Fiction through Literature and FilmScience Fiction explores the possibilities of potential change in the present and in the future. Students investigate technological, scientific, and sociological change through the study of current media forms, and classical and popular science fiction. Students may analyze literature for scientific accuracy and literary merit. Students explore their personal viewpoints in the area of science fiction.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56216{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L68Literature for Diverse SocietiesLiterature for Diverse Societies engages students in the discovery of a variety of literary texts. The course focuses on informative/expository and narratives such as autobiographies, essays, poetry, plays, and novels that cover various topics and are written by diverse authors. Literary analysis is supplemented by media, and creative projects examine the cultural aspects connected to the texts’ topics or authors’ experiences.5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56272{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L80MythologyMythology focuses primarily on Greek and Roman myths, yet other cultures such as African, Native American, Asian, and Norse texts are studied at a comparative level. Background information and resources on characteristic themes of world cultures adds emphasis to the individual myths studied. The course emphasizes various myths and legends, plus a study of Homer’s epics the Iliad and/or the Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56010{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L89Humanities5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55764{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L91Digital Narratives: Storytelling in the Modern EraOral storytelling offers opportunities to experience a wealth of cultures, experiences, and lessons. In this tradition, the Digital Storytelling class is designed to give students an opportunity to share their own narratives through multimedia presentations and learn from the experiences of others. A variety of digital formats (still imagery, moving imagery, sound, and text) will be used, in conjunction with students’ voices, to tell cohesive narratives for a variety of purposes. Narrative themes may include: overcoming obstacles, the impacts of drastic transitions, and relevant teen issues.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55815{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LA1English Language Development 1ELD 1 emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students study practical English vocabulary and sentence structure. They develop reading and writing skills through participation in acculturation activities. Students will learn skills applicable to content area classes. This is a two-hour block class.5LA - English 99th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55813{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LA2English as a Second Language 210LA - English 99th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55832{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE0Film LiteratureFilm Literature examines literary and artistic forms as interpreted through film. Students develop literacy, verbal, and visual analysis skills through discussion and written critiques. This course promotes an understanding of film’s historical progression, its language, its techniques, and its conscious and subliminal effects.5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56277{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M03Newcomer PreAlgebraThis is a pre-algebra course for students who are enrolled in the Newcomer Program. It teaches middle level topics covered in M30 in preparation for Algebra 1. Students will learn number operations, introductory probability and statistics, coordinate geometry and rate of change through linear algebra. Throughout the class, students will be acquiring the language of mathematics needed to conceptualize and interact with the material and others. For example, students will be able to use the key academic vocabulary and language structures necessary to convey the concepts. 10MA - MathematicsStudent must be in Newcomers Program9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMathematicsN/ANo6.00000000000000 Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56558{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M22Two Year Algebra 1 Year 1Algebra 1 is an introduction to abstract reasoning and algebraic symbolism. Students will solve equations and systems of equations, and they will use functions to represent patterns and make predictions. The focus is on linear, exponential, and quadratic functions in problem-solving sitations. Students will engage daily with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Students will also employ algebraic methods to summarize data and to compare data sets. 10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM259th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55992{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M31HS Algebra 1Algebra 1 is an introduction to abstract reasoning and algebraic symbolism. Students will solve equations and systems of equations, and they will use functions to represent patterns and make predictions. The focus is on linear, exponential, and quadratic functions in problem-solving sitations. Students will engage daily with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Students will also employ algebraic methods to summarize data and to compare data sets. 10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM259th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56392{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M39Problem SolvingThis course will focus on a strengthening problem solving skills by introducing multiple strategies and encouraging collaborative problem-solving amongst students. It is designed around the Standards for Mathematical Practice, with the most common problem-solving strategies as the focal point for instruction. Written and oral communication of strategies and solutions is expected. Students will communicate problem solving techniques and solutions in group work, presentations, and writing.5MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM4110th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55924{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M41GeometryGeometry presents a thorough study of the structure of the postulational system and development of formal synthetic proof. It considers the topics of congruence, parallelism, perpendicularity, properties of polygons, similarity, and the relationships of circles, spheres, lines, and planes with respect to space as well as the plane. Basic principles of probability will be introduced. The maintenance of algebraic skills will be emphasized.10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM18;M31;M19;M35M31 or M359th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55424{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M51Algebra 2Algebra 2 emphasizes the structure of algebra. The students will study complex numbers, relations and functions, solutions to polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Statistics and circular trigonometry are also covered. They will apply their studies to develop understandings of how these topics relate to one another through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. 10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM31;M41M35 or M43 as alternative to M41 and M319th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56532{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M56Technical MathTechnical Math is designed for students who wish to apply mathematics skills to technical and industry fields. Students will solve problems involving number sense and operations, measurement, algebra, geometry, and personal/business finance as applied to the workplace.5MA - Algebra 1 or Higher9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56504{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M67StatisticsThis course will explore the analysis of data and make use of graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and departures from patterns. An emphasis will be placed on interpreting information from graphical and numerical displays and summaries.5MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM5110th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMathematicsN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56265{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N34Music History5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMusicN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=55843{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P23FitnessThis course will use a comprehensive approach to address all five components of fitness. It will be an opportunity for each person to learn a great deal about fitness and experience personal improvement through a deliberate and challenging progression. Variety will be the key with a broad amount of equipment (bands, dumbbells, fit balls, spin bikes, etc.) and formats (circuits, music, dance, yoga, hiking, fun competitions, etc.). 5Physical EducationP209th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterPEN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56696{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P32YogaStudents will be introduced to many components of yoga including; postures, use of the breath, the flow of postures linked with breath, alignment, and safety. The experience will allow for a progression of growth in each student's ability to do the poses -correctly, safely, more deeply, and longer. Students will be able to incorporate a mind/body connection as they also will feel gain in focus, relaxation, self-confidence, and overall improved awareness of their own body and its health.5Physical EducationP209th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterPEN/ANo Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=56531{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P70Team SportsThe primary goal of this course is to assist students in developing fundamental skills in various team sports. Students will also learn the history of the sport, rules, etiquette, scoring, strategies, and develop fitness needed for success. Sport areas may include: cricket, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, handball, flag football, volleyball, baseball, softball, speedball, soccer, floor hockey, track and field, basketball and team handball.5Physical EducationP209th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterPEN/ANo