M – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that start with the letter “M”.

COURSE: MADRIGALS
COURSE NUMBER: 621
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective under UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Class
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSE: Period 8
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Hekel) Period 8
DESCRIPTION: Madrigals is the most advance choir on the Encore campus. Using advanced a capella techniques and mixed choir technique, this group excels vocally. Madrigals rehears and perform at a variety of advanced a capella choral literature representing an eclectic mix of genres and styles including classical (Renaissance period), vocal jazz and pop/contemporary music. Excellence in the choral art is achieved through excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, musicianship, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics of articulation, as well as stage presence and performance etiquette. Madrigals have many performances throughout the year both on campus and off campus including community events and Southern California choral festivals.

COURSE: MATH 7 / PRE ALGEBRA
COURSE NUMBER: 2007
A-G: None
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Buzzard) Periods 2,3,4 (Willison) Periods 6,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (G. Freeman) Periods 2,3,4 (Donovan) Periods 6,7,8,9
DESCRIPTION: This course serves as a precursor to Algebra 1. Various hands on activities are provided to stimulate interest and to facilitate the introduction of math concepts including whole numbers, properties and rules of operations, number theory, rational numbers, ratio, proportion, percentage, measurement, statistics, probability, real numbers, and graphing. Students will also study basic algebra principles such as algebraic expressions, polynomials, equations, and factoring.

COURSE: MATH STRATEGIES (JUNIOR HIGH)
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A-G: NOT FOR A-G
PREREQUISITE: NONE
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (McAnulty ) Periods 1,2,7,9 (Elias ) Periods 1,2,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Camacho) Periods 1,7 (Smith) Periods 2,4
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help students that could use extra help in mathematics mastering fundamentals and working on grade level math. This course focuses on helping students complete fundamentals, give extra time with guided practice on their current math homework, and prepare them for PSAT and CAASPP testing in the areas of math. This course is requisite for any student that earns a “C” or lower in math class OR does not meet standards on annual tests.

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – RADIO
COURSE NUMBER: 1673
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 3,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 3,7
DESCRIPTION:  

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – PUBLISHING
COURSE NUMBER: 1675
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 2
DESCRIPTION:  Using knowledge gained from photo and writing classes, students will learn how to create various types of published materials throughout the course.  Students will learn about design elements and different types of mediums used for advertising with a basis in photography, text, and design.  Students will use a variety of graphic programs and will work toward Adobe Certification while taking part in this course.  Students will earn an Adobe Credential as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – TELEVISION
COURSE NUMBER: 1674
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 8
DESCRIPTION:  Throughout this course students will be utilizing critical thinking and interpersonal skills to develop and produce video based projects for distribution to relevant media outlets. Supporting school wide goals and experiences, Beginning Broadcasting will document, edit, and distribute footage through industry standards, techniques and equipment including, but not limited to, video and sound equipment, lighting, and editing software. Completion of this course will provide students with an invaluable introduction to the challenging and rewarding broadcasting industry, and develop skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

COURSE: MEN’S DANCE
COURSE NUMBER: 456
A-G: 10 credits (F) Fine Arts or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level I Conservatory
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque Acrobatics, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zorn) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Milligan) Period 6
DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to hone the skills of ballet, and mold young men into polished male dancers. The boys are expected to obtain a certain degree of strength and athleticism necessary for partnering and more demanding jumps. Physical discipline and general body awareness and control and sense of physical and mental confidence will we strived for. Development of social interaction through friendships, an understanding of the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement, and insights into art forms associated with classical ballet will be taught.  Male or female students can take this course, but the course will be taught from the perspective of the male dancer.
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COURSE: MUSIC THEORY
COURSE NUMBER: 641
A-G: 10 credits (F) / Music
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Period 1
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Period 1
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop musical skills that will lead to a thorough understanding of music composition and music theory. The emphasis will be on the rules of theory and composition, ear training, and sight singing. While the main emphasis is placed on music of the common period (1600-1750), music of other stylistic periods will also be studied. Students are prepared to take the AP Music Theory Exam, if applicable, when they have completed the course. Students planning to major in music in college may be able to enroll in an advanced music theory course, depending on individual colleges’ AP policies.

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE I
COURSE NUMBER: 1755
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period 7
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide students with in depth knowledge of musical theatre cannon and history as well as foundational skills of musical theatre performance. Students will learn how to prepare material from musicals in accordance with the historical context of the piece. They will become experts in the style and history of each unit of musical theatre addressed in the class. Students will develop the analytical skills used in exploring musical theatre material as theatrical texts and historically significant cultural compositions. They will also develop performance techniques needed for singing, dancing and acting in the musical theatre genre.

The course includes the study of vocal techniques, music theory, ballet fundamentals, musical theatre dance, performance scene study, and character/lyric/text analysis. Students will take part in individual and ensemble performances based around specific class material and performed as a public showcase at the end of each semester.

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE II
COURSE NUMBER: 6012
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period 7
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE III
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A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period  2
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE IV
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period  2
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE V
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period  2
DESCRIPTION: