Social Studies

AP U.S. History

Credit: 1

Grade: 11-12

Weight: AP

Prerequisite: Recommended B+ average on all English and Honors US History

Study American History from Age of Exploration to present day. This course will deal with the who, what, when, where, and how questions of American History. Develop and/or improve skills related to free response essays and document-based essays. Participate in a variety of outside readings. Earn college credit by scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam and receive AP weight for the course. Those not taking the exam receive H weight.

 

Foundations Of American Govt.

Credit: 1

Grade: 12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities and put this information into practice. The economic, legal and political systems will be expanded on through selected readings, projects, and written research essays.

 

Foundations of American Govt. Honors

Credit: 1

Grade: 12

Weight: H

Prerequisite: None

As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities and put this information into practice. The economic, legal and political systems will be expanded on through selected readings, projects, and written research essays.

 

Occupational Social Studies I, II, and III

Credit: 1 per course

Grade: 10-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Occupational Social Studies, I, II, and III are a series of non-standard social studies courses. Skills to be developed and applied include community orientation skills, mobility skills, basic geographical concepts, governmental concepts, and the individual's role as a citizen of a democratic republic. Emphasis will be on developing general knowledge of community service agencies and utilization of public and private community resources.

 

American History I (Ice Age up to Guided Age)

Credit: 1

Grade: 11

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Learn important historic events from European settlement of America to the present. Examine events to show how they have shaped America's relations with the rest of the world, and how they have shaped America's democracy, culture, and economic system.

 

American History II (Gilded Age to Present)

Credit: 1

Grade: 11

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Study the important historic events from the European settlement of America to the present. Participate in extensive reading and special projects. Learn critical thinking skills, analysis of primary documents, and written research essays.

 

World History Honors

Credit: 1

Grade: 9

Weight: H

Prerequisite: None

Study the economic, political, cultural, and global development of man from the time of recorded history to the present time. Participate in critical thinking, analysis of primary documents, and written research essays.

World History 

Credit: 1

Grade: 9

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Study the economic, political, cultural, and global development of man from the time of recorded history to the present time. 

 

AP Psychology

Credit: 1

Grade: 11-12

Weight: AP

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.

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