Social Science Cources

2103400 AP Human Geography (Elective) - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.  Students learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences.  They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.


2109380AP European History (Elective) - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

This course is designed to develop the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of European historic development. This is accomplished by focusing on persistent themes and changes in history by applying historical reasoning to seek solutions to contemporary problems and by developing advanced critical thinking and essay writing skills. Based on the results of the Advanced Placement exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges. Writing for College is recommended.


2109310 World History - 1 Credit, 10
2109320 World History Honors - 1 Credit, 10
Prerequisite: None

This course will provide an understanding of the contemporary world through an overview of the growth of world religions, the development of political traditions, contemporary world cultures, and current international events.


2109420 AP World History - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

The purpose of this course is to investigate significant events, individuals, developments and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8,000 B.C.C. to the present.  Students develop and use the same skills, practices and methods employed by historians; analyzing primary and secondary sources, developing historical arguments, making historical comparisons, and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time.  Based on the results of the AP exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges. Writing for College is recommended.


2100310 U.S. History - 1 Credit, 11
2100320 U.S. History Honors - 1 Credit, 11
Prerequisite: World History

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the American experience. The course begins with a brief overview of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era and continues with an in-depth study of America’s rise to power, the Populist and Progressive movements, World War I, and the Crash. The course continues with an in-depth study of the Depression, World War II, The Fifties, Sixties, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and current events


2100330 AP U.S. History - 1 Credit, 11
Prerequisite: World History, Instructor Recommendation

This course is designed for the highly motivated college-bound student who wishes to pursue college level work while still in high school. This course includes advanced content, emphasizing critical essay writing, primary and secondary source research, and in-depth interpretations and analysis of the historical periods of a chronological survey in American history. Based on the Advanced Placement exam, credit may be awarded by participating colleges. Writing for College/ AP Prep recommended.


2107350 AP Psychology (Elective) - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students will study the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub fields within psychology. Students will also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Based on results of the AP exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges. Writing for College is recommended.


2108300 Sociology - 0.5 Credit, 9-12

Through the study of sociology, students acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals in order that they may have a greater awareness of the beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others. In an increasingly interdependent world, students need to recognize how group behavior affects both the individual and society.


2106310 American Government - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: U.S. History

2106320 American Government, Honors - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisites: U.S. History, Instructor Recommendation

This course provides students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of American government and political behavior. Content will include an analysis of documents which shape our political traditions, a comparison of the roles of the three branches of government at the local, state, and national levels, an understanding of the evolving role of political parties and interest groups in determining government policy, and how the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic state have evolved and been interpreted.


2106420 AP American Government - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisites: U.S. History, Instructor Recommendation

This course provides students the opportunity to develop the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal with the problems, content and materials of American government. Emphasis is placed on content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, Congress, Presidency, political traditions, and responsibilities of citizens. Based on results of the AP exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges. Writing for College is recommended.


2102335 Economics with Financial Literacy - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: U.S. History, Instructor Recommendation

2102345 Economics with Financial Literacy Honors - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: U.S. History, Instructor Recommendation

This course is a study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economy theorists, the role of government and fiscal policies, and the business cycle. This course will also consist of consumer and personal finance, budgeting, credit reports, personal credit, checking and savings accounts, consumerism, interest, higher education financing, and employment contracts and tax forms. The honors section will cover all of the above. In addition, Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolding opportunities for students to develop critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.


2102370 AP Macroeconomic - 0.5 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: U.S. History, Algebra 2 Honors or concurrently enrolled

The content includes analysis of macroeconomic concepts including gross national product, aggregate supply and demand, unemployment, inflation and deflation, monetary policy, fiscal policy and international economics. This course will help students understand the choices they make as consumers, investors, and tax payers. This course requires strong quantitative reasoning skills. College credit may be awarded by participating colleges. This course will meet graduation requirements for graduation.