Social Studies

The Social Studies Department recognizes that knowledge of God, one’s nation, and one’s neighbor is an essential part of education. A person can effectively relate to each of these by developing a set of values which acknowledges the worth and dignity of each human being.

Course Listing

211 Honors World History I

  • Gr: 9    Trk: 1    Cr: 1
  • The honors course is for the exceptional student and is characterized by an accelerated rate and greater depth of study. This course surveys the human story from pre-history through the 16th century. Areas of study include the river-valley civilizations, the classical civilizations, medieval civilizations, and the transition to modern times. The students will deepen their appreciation of cultural traditions. Some major themes are the family, social organization, religion, government, economics, conflict, and cooperation.

212 World History I

Gr: 9    Trk: 2    Cr: 1
This course surveys the human story from pre-history through the 16th century. Areas of study include the river-valley civilizations, the classical civilizations, medieval civilizations, and the transition to modern times. The students will deepen their appreciation of cultural traditions. Some major themes are the family, social organization, religion, government, economics, conflict, and cooperation.

222 World History II

Gr: 10    Trk: 2    Cr: 1
This course surveys history from the 17th century to the 20th centuries. Topics include: the age of absolutism, revolution and reaction, nationalism, democracy, the new imperialism, World War I, the totalitarian dictatorships, World War II and its aftermath. The students will critically analyze the causes of historical change.

232 Modern American History and Culture

Gr: 11     Trk: 2    Cr: 1
This course surveys the the post-Civil War period to the present. Topics include: industrialization, world power, the Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the terms of President Nixon through Clinton. The students will evaluate sources of historical information, recognizing different perspectives.

261 Psychology

Gr: 12    Trk: 1    Cr: 1
This course focuses on the study of human development from infancy to adult-hood with special references to learning, perception, memory, and language, thinking, emotional life, and individual differences in intelligence, aptitude, and personality. Emphasis will be on leading researches in the field and how they have impacted our daily living.

272 Government / Economics

Gr: 12        Trk: 2        Cr: 1
This Government course covers the principles of government, the origins of American government, the Constitution, federalism, and political parties. Other topics include: voting, the electoral process, the mass media, foreign policy, civil liberties, state and local government.

The Consumer Economics course teaches students how to manage money. They will learn how to make economic decisions that pertain to their own lives. Topics include: a budget, credit cards, student loans, savings, investments, contracts, insurance, and real estate.

 

 

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