Courses Offered

The following is a list and description of the college courses as well as the instructor for each dual credit course that we will offer at Darlington High School for the 2016-2017 school year.  Below the courses you'll find the recommended path of study to take full advantage of all of the college courses.


Dual Credit Course Catalog 2015-2016

Biology 101 -- Janine Dolce
This is a college course studying  the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

College 103 -- Dr. Greg Harrison
This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success. This course is required for students enrolled in dual credit college courses.

Computer Applications 162 -- Wanda Bishop & Paula Dana
This course is a study of the fundamentals of web design and implementation.

Computer Applications 170 -- Wanda Bishop & Paula Dana
This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration. 

Economics 210 - Rhett Hughes + FDTC online instructor
This course includes the study of fundamental principles and policies of a modern economy to include markets and prices, national income accounting, cycles, employment theory and fiscal policy, banking and monetary controls, and the government's role in economic decisions and growth.

English 101 - Debra Wallace
This is a course in which students will study composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

English 102 - Debra Wallace 
This is a course in which the following topics are presented: Development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

English 202 - Lindsey Cote
This is a course in which the following topics are presented:  the study of American Literature from the Civil War to the present with emphasis on major writers and periods.  

English 206Lindsey Cote
This is a course in which the following topics are presented: the study of English Literature from the Romantic Period to the present with emphasis on major writers and periods.  

History 101 - Michelle Ward
This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

History 102 - Michelle Ward
This course is a survey of western civilization from 1689 to the present, including major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors which shape the modern western world.

History 201 - Michelle Ward
This course is a survey of United States History from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period. The express purpose of this course is to aid the student in gaining an understanding of and appreciation for the significant stages of the development of religion, rational thought, statecraft, social classes and economics in conjunction with the development of the United States as an independent nation.

History 202 - Michelle Ward
This course surveys U.S. History from the after-math of the Civil War to the present, with some background on earlier US History. Both traditional print materials and online World Wide Web history resources will be utilized. Significance is placed on political, social, cultural and economic trends and events that have molded and characterized America as a modern nation and world power.

Introduction to Theater 101 - Debra Wallace + online instructor
This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

Math 110 - Heather Dyar + FDTC online instructor
This is a (College Transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; and solutions of higher degree polynomials.

Math 120 - Heather Dyar + FDTC online instructor
This is a (College Transfer) course that includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. 

Philosophy 101 - Debra Wallace + FDTC online instructor
This is a dual credit college course that studies the moral principles of conduct emphasizing ethical problems and modes of ethical reasoning
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Political Science 201 - Rhett Hughes + FDTC online instructor
This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the Constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate.

Psychology 201 - Rhett Hughes + FDTC online instructor
This course will present a survey of facts and principles from a variety of fields ranging from the study of principles and conditions facilitating individual development to the perspective of psychology as an academic discipline. Areas of study include developing better study habits, ESP, Piaget’s child development stages, common emotional problems of adolescents, crime, mental illness, child abuse and death. Instructional activities include classroom discussion, videos and case study analysis. Course requirements will include reading assignments, projects, interviews, reports, and a discovery research project.

Sociology 101 - Rhett Hughes + FDTC online instructor
This is a dual credit college course emphasizing  the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth, and technology in society and social institutions.

Spanish 101 - TBA + FDTC online instructor
This is a dual credit college course that consists of a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including an introduction to the Hispanic cultures.

Spanish 102 - TBA + FDTC online instructor

This is a dual credit college course that continues development of the basic language skills and the study of the Hispanic cultures. Course Prerequisite: Spa 101.

Spanish 201 - Sally Weiland + FDTC online instructor

This is a dual credit college course that reviews Spanish grammar with attention given to more complex grammatical structures and reading difficult prose. Course Prerequisite: Spanish 102.

Spanish 202 - Sally Weiland + FDTC online instructor
This course continues a review of Spanish grammar with attention given to more complex grammatical structures and reading more difficult prose.  Course Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

Teacher Cadet - Vicki Longo
The Teacher Cadet Program is an introduction to the teaching profession and designed to encourage students to consider teaching as a career. The program also exposes students to educational issues so they may make sound decisions as voting members of society. Students experience education through class discussions, observations, a variety of independent projects, participation in public school classrooms, and interactions with successful administrators and teachers.



Suggested Path of Study for
Associate of Arts Degree

Grade Level 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Eighth Grade

English I (H)
Algebra I (H)

English I (H)
Algebra I (H

Freshman

Physical Science (H)
English II (H)
Algebra II  (H)
World History (H)
Spanish I
PE or JROTC
Google Basics

Physical Science (H)
English II (H)
Algebra II (H)
World History (H)
Spanish I
PE or JROTC
FDTC Computer Applications 170 * &
FDTC Intro. to Web Design 162 *

Sophomore

Biology I (H)
English III (H)
Geometry (H)
Spanish II 
FDTC Political Science 201 * 
FDTC College 103 * 
FDTC Philosophy 110 *

Biology I (H)
English III (H)
Geometry (H)
Spanish II
FDTC Economics 210 * 
FDTC College 103* 
FDTC Music 105 *

Junior

Chemistry I (H)
FDTC English 101 *
Pre Calculus (H)
FDTC History 201 *
FDTC Spanish 101 *
FDTC Psychology 201*
Elective

Chemistry I (H)
FDTC English 102 *
Pre Calculus (H)
History 202 *
FDTC Spanish 102 *
FDTC Sociology 101 *
Elective

Summer Between
Junior and Senior
Years

FDTC Math 110*
FDTC Speech 205
*

Senior


FDTC Biology 101
FDTC English 202 *
FDTC History 101 *
FDTC Spanish 201 *
DHS or FDTC Math Course 
Elective
Elective or Early Dismissal


FDTC Chemistry 110*

FDCT English 206 *
FDTC History 102 *
FDTC Spanish 202 *
DHS or FDTC Math Course
Elective
Elective or Early Dismissal


(H) = Honors level class
(*) = Dual Credit level class (these are the college courses)

Suggested Path of Study for 
Associate of Science Degree

Grade Level 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Eighth Grade

English I (H)
Algebra I (H)

English I (H)
Algebra I (H)

Freshman

Physical Science (H)
Biology I (H)
English II (H)
Algebra II  (H)
Spanish I 
PE or JROTC 
Google Basics

Physical Science (H)
Biology I (H)
English II (H)
Algebra II (H)
​Spanish I 
PE or JROTC 
FDTC Computer Applications 170*  &
FDTC Intro. to Web Design 162*

Sophomore

Chemistry I (H)
English III (H)
Geometry (H)
FDTC Spanish 101 *
FDTC Political Science 201 * 
FDTC College 103 * 
Elective

Chemistry I (H)
English III (H)
Geometry (H)
FDTC Spanish 102 *
FDTC Economics 210 * 
​FDTC College 103* 
Elective

Junior

US History (H)
FDTC English 101 *
FDTC Math 110 * 
FDTC Spanish 101 *
FDTC Biology 101*
Elective
Elective

US History (H)
FDTC English 102 * 
FDTC Math 120 *
FDTC Spanish 102 *
FDTC Biology 102 *
Elective
Elective

Summer Between 
Junior and Senior 
Years

FDTC Chemistry 110 *
FDTC Speech 205 
*

Senior


FDTC English 202 *
FDTC Math 130 *
FDTC History 101 *
FDTC Psychology 201 *
TBA
Elective
Elective or Early Dismissal 


FDCT English 206 *
FDTC Math 140*
FDTC History 102 *
FDTC  Sociology 101*
FDTC Chemistry 111 *
Elective
Elective or Early Dismissal 


(H) = Honors level class
(*) = Dual Credit level class (these are the college courses)