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Lower Merion School District

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Business, Computer, and Information Technology

Foundations of Business

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 09010100

Foundations of Business introduces fundamental aspects of business through the use of a business simulation. Students learn many of the functional areas of business such as technology, marketing, management, accounting, production, and finance. Students gain a complete understanding and appreciation of how all of these aspects must work together for a business to be successful. Students engage in all aspects of entrepreneurial thinking and apply the basic skills of computation, communication, decision-making, and problem solving for success in college and ultimately the workplace.

Entrepreneurship

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 09010200

The Entrepreneurship class helps students understand what it is like to be an entrepreneur and the risks involved in starting and operating a business enterprise. Active learning strategies are utilized in this course to provide students experience in applying their knowledge in the context of real life business scenarios. This course allows students the latitude to explore their individual business interests by applying the content taught to develop a comprehensive business plan which includes description of business, marketing, management and finance sections for an innovative product or service of their choice. The course is a prerequisite and prepares students to implement a business plan in Advanced Entrepreneurship.

Advanced Entrepreneurship

  • Length/Credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship
  • Course Number: 09010600

The Advanced Entrepreneurship class provides students with the opportunity to implement a business plan and challenges them to start an entrepreneur venture while still in high school. The creative and problem-solving skills taught in the Advanced Entrepreneurship course enhances the knowledge gained in the other business courses. Students have the opportunity to develop practical skill sets (i.e. marketing and advertising, communication, accounting, finance, and management) that will foster success in current and future ventures.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 09100400

Sports and Entertainment Marketing takes students on a step-by-step journey through the world of marketing. Students encounter and learn about the key functions of marketing and how those functions are applied to sports and entertainment. Students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and events. The course content is based on business and marketing topics including communication skills, distribution, marketing-information management, pricing, product/service management, promotion, selling, operations, strategic management, and human resource management. This course includes a business simulation directly related to sports and entertainment marketing.

Video Production

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 09020400

Students develop skills, knowledge, and an appreciation of video production. Students view films in class with an eye on proper shot composition and camera angles. Students incorporate what they have learned in their own work and complete hands-on video production and post-production editing. Students are involved in activities such as planning and storyboarding, gathering information for productions, interviewing, writing scripts, video-taping, utilizing computer-generated imagery, designing layouts and shots, and producing the final product by given deadlines.

Advanced Video Production

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Video Production
  • Course Number: 09020500

Advanced Video Production provides students with the opportunity to build upon the skills & knowledge gained throughout the video production course. This course allows students to develop advanced skills using the latest video editing software. Some additional time outside of the classroom will be required to successfully complete projects. This class is excellent for those students considering a major in communications at a post-secondary school.

Television Broadcasting

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Advanced Video Production or by permission.
  • Course Number: 09020600

Television Broadcasting is a year-long course building upon the skills acquired in previous video production classes. Students enrolled in this course work collaboratively as members of production teams on numerous projects which will air on the Lower Merion School District’s educational channel LMSDtv. These projects will focus on sports, student life, and entertainment. Students rotate assignments as camera operators, directors, talent, writers, and video editors. This course requires substantial responsibility on the part of the student.

Multimedia and Web Design

  • Length/credit: 1 semester - 0.5 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 09020200

Students learn how to design, create, and manage spectacular web pages and web sites using web design software. Students also work with HTML, image/graphic manipulation, animations, sound, and other multimedia applications. Students are able to build effective and creative web pages while developing skills that are essential to achieve academic, business, and personal objectives.