Social Studies Course Descriptions

Available courses

Global Studies

Global Studies is a course based on human geography that combines population, political, economic, urban, and cultural geography to explore the relationships between humans and their environment in order to better understand the broad social patterns that shape human societies. There will be eight …
Category: Social Studies

World Affairs

In this course, students will expand their critical, creative, and analytical social studies skills, as well as refining their speaking and listening skills. Students will develop their abilities in constructing meaningful questions that initiate inquiry, gather and evaluate sources, develop claims…
Category: Social Studies

World History

This course will begin with the students analyzing the formation of different ancient civilizations in the various regions of the world.  Eventually the students will begin to focus in on studying European history chronologically, leading to colonial America. Students will be asked to look for…
Category: Social Studies

US History

This course covers the development of the United States from the end of the Civil War (1865) to the end of World War Two (1945). Emphasis will be placed on challenging you to think critically about the development of the United States. We will study the development of the United States politically,…
Category: Social Studies

US '45

In this course, students will expand their critical, creative, and analytical social studies skills, as well as refining their historical understanding. Students will develop their abilities in constructing meaningful questions that initiate inquiry, gather and evaluate sources, develop claims usin…
Category: Social Studies

Honors US ‘45

Students will use in-depth reading and writing skills and historical skills to expand their critical, creative, and analytical social studies skills.  Students will initiate inquiry of historical events by gathering, using, and evaluating primary and secondary sources beyond the textbook. Stud…
Category: Social Studies

American Government

In this course, high school students will be provided with an introductory course in American Government.  American Government is a one semester course that surveys the size, scope, and function of our government. This course will visit the beginnings of political thought, the foundations of A…
Category: Social Studies

Economics

In this course students will expand their knowledge of our economic system through analysis of major areas of our economy. Students will master basic economic concepts (Supply and Demand, Scarcity, Opportunity cost, Marginal analysis,  ect.) that will be the foundation of future economic analy…
Category: Social Studies

Sociology

This course is designed to provide junior and senior high school students with an introductory level course in Sociology.  Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior and its patterns and that is why this course is designed to give students an understanding of basic sociological…
Category: Social Studies

Psychology

In this course, students will expand their understanding of human behavior through the analysis and application of multiple perspectives (biological, social and psychological influences). Students will reflect and apply their learning to themselves, others and situations. Students will evaluate and …
Category: Social Studies

AP US History

This course is designed to provide high school students with the experience of an introductory level college course in U.S. history. Students will read historical material both critically and analytically, reflect upon historical evidence, participate in discussion, and write about central themes a…
Category: Social Studies

AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography is a year-long course that focuses on the understanding of the interconnections between people, places, and the environment. The course is designed to meet the experience of an introductory one-semester college human geography course. The course provides a broad survey of human g…
Category: Social Studies

AP Psychology

The AP Psychology 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…
Category: Social Studies

AP Economics

AP Microeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market f…
Category: Social Studies

AP European History

The AP European History course is designed to engage students in the historical thinking skills and reasoning processes by using course content of European History from 1450-Present to apply those skills. Students will identify and explain historical developments, analyze sourcing and situation of …
Category: Social Studies