2023/24 New Courses

2023-2024 New Courses

African American Studies AP (X)

AP African American studies is an interdisciplinary course that examines the diversity of African American experiences through direct encounters with authentic and varied sources. Students explore key topics that extend from early African kingdoms to the ongoing challenges and achievements of the contemporary moment. This course foregrounds a study of the diversity of Black communities in the United States with in the broader context of Africa and African diaspora. Non-Departmental Elective

Dance 1

Dance will develop students physically, intellectually, and creatively. Each class will have opportunities to expand student’s knowledge of the history and techniques within different styles of dance – lyrical, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theater, hip hop, ballet, worship, dance from around the world and more. Dept: PE/Health


In this class, students will learn why the Church teaches what it does and how to defend the Church’s position on key issues. We’ll look at the fundamental questions that confront the faith, the history of disputes and how the answers they came to, and learn how to address the biggest questions confronting the faith today. Dept: Religion

Faith in Athletics

Learn about the history of sports in Catholic schools and how athletes have been witnesses to their faith on and off of the field. We will use a variety of the texts written by Father Patrick Kelly as a guide for the semester. Dept: Religion

Journalism I

Students will learn interviewing, journalistic writing, journalistic law and ethics and multimedia production for completing a variety of journalistic assignments, including news stories, feature stories, personality profiles. Students will learn how to apply Associated Press style rules to their writing and will submit their work to the Megaphone newspaper and Cathedral yearbook. Students who are interested in learning real-life journalism skills, improving their writing skills, learning videography and photography skills and working on the student newspaper or yearbook should consider this course. Dept: English