Academics

Sample Course List

Two Academy students laughing in class

The Davidson Academy's Reno school course offerings for high school credit include:

Language Arts

  • Advanced Rhetoric
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • English Student Aide Workshop
  • Fantasy Worlds
  • International Fiction
  • Introduction to Literary Studies

Mathematics

  • Algebra II
  • Calc I, Calc II, Calc I/II, Calc III (semester-long), Calc III (year-long)
  • Geometry
  • High School Plane Geometry
  • Introduction to Number Theory
  • Math Competition Prep
  • Pre-Calculus

Science

  • Advanced Biology & Lab
  • Advanced Chemistry & Lab
  • Advanced Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Social Studies

  • Advanced Asian Studies
  • Colonial US History & Government
  • Post-Colonial US History
  • World Affairs

World Languages

  • Chinese I, Chinese II, Chinese III/IV
  • Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III/IV
  • World Languages Survey
students in the science lab

The Arts

  • Animation
  • Film Studies
  • Method Acting
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Performance Drama
  • Photography
  • Screenwriting

Physical Education

  • Fitness
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Independent Study PE
  • Kung Fu
  • Yoga

Miscellaneous

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • College Seminar
  • DECA
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Genealogy
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Journalism
  • Pop Culture Studies
  • Programming
  • Speech and Debate
  • Student Council
  • Theories of Psychology
  • Web Design
  • Yearbook

University of Nevada, Reno, Spring 2017

Currently, students are taking one or more courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, or other institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) under our dual enrollment agreement. These courses include:

  1. ANTH445 Zooarchaeology
  2. ART260 Survey of Art History I
  3. AST410 Astrophysics
  4. BIOL224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  5. BIOL224L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  6. BIOL314 Ecology & Population Biology
  7. BIOL315 Cell Biology
  8. BIOL405 Molecular Biology
  9. BIOL421 Conservation Biology
  10. BIOL450 Special Topics in Biology
  11. BIOL476 Clocks, Rhythms, & Disease
  12. BIOL482 Cell Biology of Disease
  13. CEE120 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
  14. CHEM292 Selected Topics in Chemistry
  15. CHEM342 Organic Chem for Scientists & Professionals II
  16. CHEM348 Lab Tech for Organic Chemistry II
  17. A Davidson Academy teacher at the projector

  18. CHEM392 Special Topics in Chemistry
  19. CHI309 Chinese Conversation
  20. CHS102 Foundations of Health & Wellness
  21. CS202 Computer Science II
  22. CS365 Mathematics of Computer Science
  23. CS415 Parallel Computing
  24. ECON102 Principles of Microeconomics
  25. ECON451 Public Finance
  26. ENG205 Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction & Poetry
  27. ENG307 Poetry I
  28. FREN212 Second Year French II
  29. FREN406 Francophone Literature & Films in Translation
  30. GER212 Second Year German II
  31. HIST289 Intro to History of the Middle East
  32. HIST493 Queer History & Theory
  33. HIST498 Advanced Historical Studies: War & Peace in Israel/Palestine
  34. JPN212 Second Year Japanese II
  35. MATH283 Calculus III
  36. MATH285 Differential Equations
  37. MATH311 Intro to Analysis II
  38. MATH330 Linear Algebra
  39. MATH373 Theory of Positive Integers
  40. MATH488 Partial Differential Equations
  41. MATH499 Independent Study in Math
  42. MGT323 Organizational & Interpersonal Behavior
  43. MUS495 Independent Study in Music
  44. MUSA129 Piano-Lower Division
  45. MUSE112 UNR Symphonic Band
  46. PHIL101 Intro to Philosophy
  47. PHIL224 Intro to Philosophy of Science
  48. PHIL318 History of Political Philosophy
  49. PHIL434 Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  50. PHYS152 General Physics II & Lab
  51. PHYS323 Intermediate Lab with Shop Experience
  52. PHYS493 Special Problems in Physics
  53. PSC405P Global Political Economy
  54. PSY101 General Psychology
  55. PSY375 Advanced Undergraduate Research
  56. PSY435 Personality
  57. PSY441 Abnormal Psychology
  58. SPAN761 20th Century Spanish Literature
  59. STAT352 Probability & Statistics
  60. STAT461 First Course in Probability