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1 Humanities & Arts Signature Program For students who are passionate about literature, history, languages, art, theatre, music…!

2 A unique, flexible, and challenging course of study Special enriched sections of 9th/10th /11th Grade Honors/AP English and Social Studies for H&A students only Special enriched sections of 9th/10th /11th Grade Honors/AP English and Social Studies for H&A students only Field trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker series, and film festival Field trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker series, and film festival Specialty H&A courses such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial, History of RocknRoll, and Creative Writing Specialty H&A courses such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial, History of RocknRoll, and Creative Writing

3 Course Requirements: Humanities Focus (4)English* (4)English* (3)Social Studies* (3)Social Studies* (4)Foreign Language (4)Foreign Language (1.5) Fine Arts (1.5) Fine Arts (2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines) (2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines) (1)Specialty Electives (1)Specialty Electives (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

4 Course Requirements: Arts Focus (4)English* (4)English* (3)Social Studies* (3)Social Studies* (4 or 5) Fine Arts (4 or 5) Fine Arts (3 or 4)Foreign Language (3 or 4)Foreign Language (.5)Specialty Elective (.5)Specialty Elective (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) *all H&A students are enrolled in special *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

5 Off-Campus Experience We believe that these experiences are critical to the understanding of the humanities and arts in culture and society We believe that these experiences are critical to the understanding of the humanities and arts in culture and society Students must complete one off-campus experience during the program: Students must complete one off-campus experience during the program: An internship An internship A study abroad experience A study abroad experience A university summer program A university summer program (arts focus students may also use music lessons or art experiences for the OCE)

6 Study Abroad Requirements: Requirements: at least 10 days at least 10 days Must be in a foreign country Must be in a foreign country Must be educational in nature Must be educational in nature Not a family vacation Not a family vacation

7 Trip Examples Trips Offered through Wootton in 2010: Trips Offered through Wootton in 2010: China (two weeks, host families) China (two weeks, host families) Greece and Italy Greece and Italy Australia and New Zealand Australia and New Zealand Costa Rica Costa Rica France and Spain France and Spain Outside programs! Outside programs! People to People People to People Israel Heritage trips Israel Heritage trips Etc. Etc.

8 University Program Requirements Requirements Two-week program Two-week program On Campus (may be residential or not) On Campus (may be residential or not) Take a Humanities or Arts-based course Take a Humanities or Arts-based course Examples: Creative Writing at Duke, Summer of Discovery at U of Michigan, Yale Exploration, Journalism at UMD Examples: Creative Writing at Duke, Summer of Discovery at U of Michigan, Yale Exploration, Journalism at UMD

9 H&A Internships Requirements: Requirements: 150 hours 150 hours At a humanities or arts based place of business At a humanities or arts based place of business Supervisor may not be a family member Supervisor may not be a family member May be done during the summer OR during your senior year May be done during the summer OR during your senior year Examples: Smithsonian Museums, law offices, Mont. Co. Circuit Court, interior design firm, Library of Congress, political campaigns Examples: Smithsonian Museums, law offices, Mont. Co. Circuit Court, interior design firm, Library of Congress, political campaigns

10 Senior Independent Project The Humanities & Arts Program experience culminates in the Senior Independent Project (SIP). Students choose extended research essay (18-20 pages) OR major art project with a short research essay (8-10 pages) Prepares students for the independent research, writing, and oral presentation skills expected by universities students give an oral defense of their work to a faculty panel

11 Extended Essay Samples Wuliwya Suyu: The Survival of Indigenous Ethnicity and Language in Bolivia Wuliwya Suyu: The Survival of Indigenous Ethnicity and Language in Bolivia Clinging to Cymraeg: National Identity and the Welsh Language Clinging to Cymraeg: National Identity and the Welsh Language Working Class Hero: Societys Distortion of the John Lennons Legacy Working Class Hero: Societys Distortion of the John Lennons Legacy At the Keyhole to Eternity: The Implications of Immortality on the Human Race At the Keyhole to Eternity: The Implications of Immortality on the Human Race

12 Short Essay/Creative Projects Samples A Comparative Study of the Keyboard Preludes of Bach and Chopin (Piano Performance) A Comparative Study of the Keyboard Preludes of Bach and Chopin (Piano Performance) A More Catholic Approach to Sacred Music in Public School Music Education: Is Secular Multicultural Music the Answer? (Middle School Choral Performance) A More Catholic Approach to Sacred Music in Public School Music Education: Is Secular Multicultural Music the Answer? (Middle School Choral Performance) Women of Will: The Outspoken Women of Shakespeares Comedies (Dramatic Performance) Women of Will: The Outspoken Women of Shakespeares Comedies (Dramatic Performance)

13 Class of 2009 Statistics 58 Graduates H&A GPA Avg.: 3.61 Avg. # H&A AP: Graduates who went to top-tier universities: 25 !! 2009 Graduates who went to top-tier universities: 25 !! Including Harvard, U Penn, Oberlin, Berkeley, USC, Georgetown, NYU, UMCP, Vanderbilt Including Harvard, U Penn, Oberlin, Berkeley, USC, Georgetown, NYU, UMCP, Vanderbilt


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