This course is for students whose first language is Chinese. Based on The National Curriculum, it introduces students to the analysis of different genres of texts, deepening students' Chinese identity and cultural awareness. Aiming at developing students' competencies of communication and creativity, students have opportunities to enhance communicative abilities in various contexts and creative writing skills.
Learners of this course will discuss topics in various areas, such as festivals, sports and everyday living. In this level, learners are required to further their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to at least higher A2 level, according to the CEFR. By the end of the course, learners can demonstrate mastery of high frequency daily vocabulary. Learners will read and comprehend informational articles in the familiar areas without difficulty and be able to express their own ideas in well-structured paragraphs.
English Intermediate course is designed for G10-G12 learners whose English proficiency levels reside at CEFR B1. It is meant to function as a transitional course from general to academic usess as a second language learner. It is also used as a prequisite course for higher-levelled and above STEM and Humanities courses whose main instructional language is English, as its successful completion symbolises readiness for engagement of class activities, comprehending course content and fulfilling relevant tasks.
In this class, topics on globalization, education, medicine, the environment, architecture will be discussed. This course will focus on the building students’ English literacy as well as their confidence in using and experimenting with the English language and all its nuances. Advanced English is used as a prerequisite course for higher-level courses whose main instructional language is English, as its successful completion symbolizes readiness for engagement of class activities, comprehending course content and fulfilling relevant tasks.
This class will examine schools of thought, like Transcendentalism in America, and how they view self-reliance and independence. We will study novels, poetry, essays, and other non-fiction; titles might include books like Into the Wild or A Long Way Gone, and authors like Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sandra Cisneros, and Alice Walker. We will write personal essays, include college entrance style essays, research the accomplishments of notable individuals throughout the world, and work to identify our own strengths and potential.
Honor English is a comprehensive course that covers literature, composition, and language, (including listening and speaking). The study of literature will include reading and analyzing in a wide variety of literary forms including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, novels, and spoken and visual texts. This course also focuses on the writing process through response to literature, creative writing, and connections to real-life situations and problem-solving.
G10 Social Science Seminar is an experimental interdisciplinary synthesis of social science subjects (history, geography, and politics) to advance critical study and research competencies to carry out inter-disciplinary projectG10 Social Science Seminar is an experimental interdisciplinary synthesis of social science subjects (history, geography, and politics) to advance critical study and research competencies to carry out inter-disciplinary projects and research programs, on the basis of the content and competencies such as prescribed by Chinese national curriculum guide of participating subjects.
China Study integrates geography, history, literature, politics, philosophy, psychology and sociology to learn how to analyze local Chinese issues worthy of study in a global context. This course aims to help students to enhance their Chinese cultural identity and maintain a clear self-awareness and values, while understanding and accommodating multiple cultures. After learning a large number of subject knowledge and related texts, students will investigate the major issues identified from them and complete high-quality academic research reports, then present their findings and reflections in a way that they are good at. In this process, they could develop their competencies of Critical and Systemic Thinking and global citizenship.
This course aims at introducing and promoting understanding of track-tailored prominent global issues by selected English original texts that cover diverse genres. Students will be asked to engage, discuss, and reflect critically designated topics and to form awareness of in what ways and to what extent these issues have related to and created impacts on our perceptions and experience in a dynamic global context.
Global History since 1500 is a college level elective course for G11&12 students, aiming at looking for the big-picture processes and changes that have marked the human journey of modernization and globalization. This course will also focus on developing students' core skills in the discipline of history and the competencies of Yungu, including critical thinking and global citizenship, in terms of language, academics and competencies to prepare them for college and studying abroad.
This course will focus on the legal actions of citizens to protect their legal rights and interests according to the law, help students understand the general civil rights and obligations of citizens, legal relationships and legal responsibilities in marriage and family, legal protection of labor relations, and the mechanism and legal procedures for resolving social disputes, exercise students' ability to interpret social cases from a legal perspective, develop rule of law literacy, and enhance awareness of the rule of law.
This course is based on the National General High School Curriculum Standards, and aims at understanding China and interpreting the world from various dimensions such as economy, politics, rule of law, culture and philosophy, focusing on cultivating students' disciplinary core qualities of political identity, scientific spirit, awareness of rule of law and public participation, and helping students exercise the breadth and depth of understanding China and interpreting the world.
CL Psychology is designed for students with any/all of the following need: Want to pursue future study in relative area such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Medicine, Social Study, Movie and etc. Want to take exam/contest about this subject. Want to better explore yourself in a psychological perspective. Hold general interest in psychology.
One year course introducing students to the principles of Microeconomics. Students will explore the interactions between individuals, firms and governments in a variety of markets and learn the basic models of economic thinking and analysis. They will also have opportunities to develop competencies in critical and systemic thinking and global citizenship through analysis of contemporary issues and historical economic trends.
One year course introducing students to the principles of Macroeconomics. Students will explore the measurement and analysis of macroeconomic indicators and their relationship to macroeconomic models and policy decisions. They will also have opportunities to develop competencies in critical and systemic thinking and global citizenship through analysis of contemporary issues and historical economic trends.
One year course introducing students to the basics of business management and organization. Students will explore the internal and external factors affecting business and learn about management theories, analytical tools, and techniques. They will also have opportunities to develop competencies in Entrepreneurship and creativity.
This course focuses on critical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary to students interested in the study of the humanities and social sciences. While using the readings and discussions used in the general SSS required course, this lab will offer guided development of skills.
This course aims at introducing philosophy reading and writing and thinking basics to students. It shall center on the main topic “Being Human”, as a gateway as well as guideline to text-based investigation of various sub-topics related, such as freedom, human nature, mind and body, personhood, etc. The course shall rely on thematically tailored texts to support understanding, discussion, and critical examination of major philosophical approaches within each sub-topic. Students are expected to command core competencies to address and defend positions with consistent and coherent analysis and to counter oppositions by quality and responsible reasoning.
Mathematics is the science of patterns and relationships. The mathematics curriculum develops students' abilities in mathematical abstraction, logical reasoning, mathematical modeling, intuitive imagination, mathematical operations, and data analysis. The content within the curriculum is divided into three broad sections: functions, geometry and algebra, and probability and statistics. The emphasis is on developing students' discernment, systematic thinking, and creativity. Math 1 is Functions, Math 2 is Trigonometry and Vectors, Math 3 is Probability and Statistics and Math 4 Geometry.
Honor Statistics is designed to help students use basic statistical and data analysis tools to understand social reality. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. In the second half of the course, students will have the opportunity to learn several models commonly used in life and try to collect data to fit the models.
This CL statistics course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes evident in the content, skills, and assessments in this course: exploring data, sampling and experiments, probability and simulation, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigation, problem-solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.
Students learn about differential and integral calculus through various problems represented analytically, graphically and numerically. They need to apply definitions and theorems to construct mathematical arguments and justify their conclusions. They will explore concepts such as limits and continuity, use techniques of differentiation and integration and attain abilities such as modeling, solving ordinary differential equations (1st order separables for analytical), analyzing functions and infinite series.
This is an advanced mathematics module for students with keen interest and strong foundation in mathematics. The aim of the course is to expose these students to the applications of mathematics in physics and engineering. With the hope of expanding their toolbox for analyzing sophisticated situations, the approaches taken would incline towards problem-solving rather than theoretical derivations. Selected topics include complex numbers and hyperbolic functions, partial differentiation, matrices and vector space, calculus of vectors, multiple integrals, surface integrals and volume integrals, integral transforms and differential equations.
Mathematics is fundamentally problem solving and representing systems and models in different ways. In Applied Math, these include: Mechanical models and Statistical methods. Through the study of this course, students will learn basic mechanical and statistical models in the first semester, and subsequently apply knowledge to look at feasibility of businesses they are interested with, or the creation of models with moving parts. Essentially, through this course we aim to link Mathematics with real-life phenomena the students can relate with.
Physics compulsory courses are designed based on CNC standards and NGSS aiming to cultivate students’ common scientific practices, transferable concepts and core Physics ideas, as well as multiple competencies by investigating Mechanics (Physics I and II) and Electromagnetics (Physics III).
The core content of this course covers the Chinese National Curriculum Chemistry Compulsory I and Compulsory II, divided into eight chapters, including substance classification and change, sodium and chlorine, iron and metal materials, material structure and elemental periodic laws, important non-metals, chemical reactions and energy, organic compounds and chemistry and sustainable development.
Compulsory biology selects the most basic and important concepts of biology, which is the core content of modern biology and plays an indispensable role in improving the core literacy of students in biology. The courses include molecules and cells and genetics and evolution. In teaching, we attach great importance to students' practical skills and strive to provide students with more practical opportunities.
Based on CNC standards and NGSS, Scientific Inquiry is designed as a high school-level interdisciplinary science course. Emphasis is placed on the topics of history of science, scientific method, language of science, principles of science, science and environment etc. The course provides a platform for developing scientific literacy and for building up essential science knowledge and skills for future studies.
It is a more challenging course designed for those who would like to have full coverage of physics topics and dive deep in STEM area in future. Extended from compulsory physics courses, CL physics focuses on not only Optics, Thermodynamics, Atomic Physics (CL Physics III), but also calculus-based Mechanics (CL Physics II) and Electromagnetics (CL Physics I) problems.
Based on CNC standards and NGSS, College Level Chemistry serves as an advanced course for areas of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry etc. Emphasis is placed on the topics of atomic structure, periodicity, stoichiometry, bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry etc. The course enables students to spend more time on inquiry-based learning of essential knowledge, and it helps them to cultivate scientific literacy for future learning.
The CL Biology course is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes, energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions. This requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.
CL Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary college level lab science course. It provides students with scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationship of the natural world. Students will practice applying science to the solutions of important social problems, including global climate change, loss of biodiversity, poverty problems, air, aquatic and terrestrial pollution, energy crisis, and natural resource depletion.
CL Programming is an introductory college - level computer science class. Students will learn object-oriented programming in Java, with focusing on classes, instances, methods, interfaces, inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, iteration and recursion algroithm, as well as data structure including, Arrays, 2D Arrays and ArrayList.
CL Computer Science Principles introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. It is designed based on the CNC standards and CSTA computer science standard. Students will learn algorithms and programming, data and data visualization, computer systems and networks, as well as impact of computing. Students will learn basic Python programming and create a game using Python.
It is a practical and interdisciplinary course of STEM department, aiming to empower students solving real-world problems by applying Engineering and design thinking, science knowledge and competencies to design and manufacture a ROV which can navigate under water to tackle various kinds of missions.
Information technology contains six modules: Data and Information, Data processing and application, algorithm and code implementation, information society characteristics, information system and its application, information security, and information social responsibility. Students will be able to implement simple algorithms using python, analyze various sizes of data using Pandas, and build small information systems using Flask.
The value of PE curriculum is based on building students' way of thinking and way of doing things via sports, so as to positively change their personal habits and lifestyle. Students can independently choose the sports they are interested in, and also have the opportunity to select their own special sports to achieve the goal of practicing a certain sport to become proficient, so as to form the goal of internalizing knowledge and skills. Swimming is a compulsory course. Students not only need to complete basic swimming lane related exercises, but also need to develop water sports values and related skills that are responsible for their community.
Since design thinking was formulated, cultivating continuous creativity, insight from social issues, imagination, and critical thinking about the environment have become the keys to innovation under rapid changes. According to the "10 Most Valuable Skills in the Talent Market" released by the World Economic Forum, "Complex Problem Solving" was listed in the first place. YHS design curriculum begins with a design thinking process and general methodologies, and students enable to develop competencies by solving problems from local communities with interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques. They would learn from real-world challenges and generate a positive impact as innovators for the social good.
In this course, we will focus on the appreciation of masterpieces in the world of art, including Eastern and Western paintings, sculptures, architectures and other forms. We will help you to master the basic content in art history and gain the ability of art appreciation.
This course is an introductory music course to non-music-major students. In this course, students will develope basic analytical tools for music appreciation, which cover both music theory and music history aspects. Students will also develop basic music performing skills, which include piano, voice and percussions. Group orginal compositions are expected in at least one semester.
There are stars and twinkles in every field of the world, and so does in the music field. In this course, students will be able to understand more authenticities in the music world, start thinking musically, discover the brightness in the music world, and to re-identify that brightness in your dictionary as a living musician. The first semester (BM I) will cover topics of western history. The second semester (BM II) will cover Chinese music and pop music. BM I is designed for non-music-major students, while BM II is designed for both music-major and non-music-major students.
This course is designed for students who plan to major in music, or to enrich their music knowledge in a deeper sense. In this course, students will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in music theory, as well as their corresponding aural skills. The first semester (MT I) will cover music fundamentals and diatonic harmony. The second semester (MT II) will cover chromatic harmony, counterpoint and instrumentation. Original compositions are expected in both semesters.
This course is designed for students who plan to major in music, or to enrich their music knowledge in a deeper sense. In this course, students will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in western music history, as well as their corresponding listening skills. The first semester (MH I) will cover repertoire from Baroque period to Classical period. The second semester (MH II) will cover repertoire from the Romantic period to 20 &21Century period. Analytical or research paper are expected in both semesters.
This course is designed for students who plan to major in music. In this course, students will work on repertoire studies in their own track (music theory, music history, composition, instrumental performance, conducting, musical theater, etc.). During the semester, students will complete two individual or group projects as their PAs. The forms of those projects include, but not limited to, recital, lecture recital, composition and research paper. This course is repeatable; however, students must work on new repertoire studies every new semester.
Studio Art allows learners to explore and build on your interests and encourages independent expression and the development of a critical, reflective practice. Learners will be encouraged to explore a range of processes and techniques in Fine Art KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY TO BE DEVELOPED:
- . an inquisitive, creative approach to research and problem-solving
- . the ability to record from first-hand observation, personal experience and other sources
- . analyzing, evaluating and applying concepts and technique skills to effectively communicate personal response
- . a clear contextual framework that aids critical reflection of artwork
- . a critical understanding of important concepts and formal elements of art and design
In this course, learners will be briefly introduced to main art movement and trending topics in the history of art. You will be encouraged to research further in your chosen area (painting / sculpture / architecture), or chosen theme to design a personal study plan in art history, developing the ability in physical and visual analysis of the artwork, the awareness of motivation of artists, the audience in the past and contemporary, the influence of different cultures on artwork geographically and historically. Based on your own willing, a creative themed curation or a research essay supporting your own interest or practice in studio art or portfolio would be accepted for assessment.
As a soft start and foundation course before entering to CL Art History. In this course, you will be introduced to basic knowledge and method in art appreciation. Based on various activities looking at and discussion on artwork from different art styles, cultures and periods, learners are encouraged to develop the sense of artwork to formal analysis, understand the artists’ intention and build critical judgement on the value of artwork.