7250 | World History: 10 credits – grades 9,10 ,11,12 – World Language / Culture or Social Studies -no prerequisite
The World History course takes a true global approach to the study of history examining multiple civilizations from a variety of cultures including Africa Asia Europe and the Americas. Concepts such as Revolution Power Interdependence Creativity Identity and Conflict are emphasized throughout the course. Students use the historical method of inquiry to ask questions evaluate sources develop critical thinking skills and back up interpretations with evidence. In addition to learning about world history students build a foundation of relevant skills that support success in required social studies courses as well as in post-secondary life.
7265S1 | AP World History: Modern S1: 10 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Social Studies-Textbook is at College reading level.
AP World History: Modern. Students will investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 CE to modern day. Students develop and use the same skills , practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.
7210 | World Geography and Culture: 10 credits – grade 10,11,12 – Social Studies- no prerequisite
This course is a study of geography with a primary emphasis on Asia Africa and Latin America. The course analyzes the physical geography cultural political religious and historical perspective of each region.
7227 | AP Human Geography: 10 credits – grades 9,10,11,12 (9th with admin approval) – Social Studies – prerequisite: AP Human Geography -Textbook is at College reading level.
The AP geography course will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding use and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. Students learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
7220 | US History: 10 credits – grade 11,12 – US History – prerequisite: World Geography & Culture
This course is a chronological survey of events and people that characterize each of the major eras in U.S. History. The eras studied include: The American to 1600 The Colonial Era The Revolutionary Era Nation Building The Expanding Nation Civil War and Reconstruction Development of the Industrial United States The Progressive Era Emergence of the United States as a World Power the 20's Prosperity and Problems Depression and New Deal World War II and Post War United States and Contemporary United States. The course analyzes political social economic religious and military issues. Pre-requisite for 7270 7273 7274 7275
7225 | AP US History: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 – US History- prerequisite: US History Textbook is at College reading level
This course is designed to prepare the student to challenge the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. The chronology will begin at the pre-Columbus experience and conclude with America as a world power in the late 20th Century. This course requires extensive reading writing research and participation. The reading - text historical documents and historiography - is at the college freshman/sophomore level and students may expect to read perhaps 50-100 pages a week. Pre-requisite for 7270 7273 7274 7275
7270 | American Government: 5 credits – grade 12 – Government – prerequisite: US History or AP US History
The focus of this course is in U.S. National Government and politics. It will emphasize the institutions and political forces that have shaped the U.S. National Government and examine the behavior of individuals in the American political system and the non-institutional forces that influece decision-making in U.S. politics (such as political parties interest groups and the media.) This course enables the student to understand the functions of the U.S. National Government and how citizens can access the decision-making process. Students will gain a fuller understanding of the American political system. Pre requisite is 7220 7221 or 7225
7275 | AP US Government: 5 credits – grade 12 – Government – prerequisite: US History or AP US History
This course is designed to prepare the student to challenge the Advanced Placement Examination in United States Government. The focus of this course is U.S. National Government and politics. It also examines the behavior of individuals and groups in the decision-making process and the non-institutional forces that influence United States politics. The reading - text original documents government reports and court cases - is at the college freshman/sophomore level and students can expect the material to be intellectually challenging. Pre requisite is 7219 7220 7221 or 7225
7272 | AP Comparative Government: 5 credits – grade 12 – Government – prerequisite: US History or AP US History
AP Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures; policies; and the political, economic, and social challenges among six selected countries: Great Britain, Mexico, Russia, Iran, China, and Nigeria. Additionally, students examine how different governments solve similar problems by comparing the effectiveness of approaches to many global issues
7050 | Current World Affairs: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Social Studies – no prerequisite
This course is designed to help students develop an objective and analytic method of making decisions about national and international affairs. This course will feature a wide ranging view of current events with emphasis on discussion research and presentations.
7240 | Psychology: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite
Psychology 1 will pursue the fascinating question of why human beings behave as they do. Students consider the role of our biological makeup and our social environment in influencing why we respond as we do to a wide variety of situations. Famous experiments and psychological theories will be studied in an attempt to discover why people develop as they do behaviorally.
7246 | AP Psychology: 10 credits – grades 10 (with teacher recommendation), 10,11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite
The purpose of the AP course in Psychology is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts principles and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice.
7260 | Anthropology: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite
The chief objective of Anthropology is to increase the students awareness of and appreciation for the rich diversity of human behavior and beliefs. The course examines the physical and cultural origins and development of the human species taking us back in time some three million years. Students will investigate the techniques and evidence used to formulate theories about prehistoric and modern people who possess lifestyles dramatically different from our own. Anthropology is taught from an evolutionary perspective.