Social Studies

WORLD HISTORY                                             

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: none

Our survival depends on our ability and wisdom to maintain a livable world.  As our small planet becomes more crowded, the need to live as good neighbors becomes more pressing.  All cultures possess seven unifying characteristics – social organizations, religion, language, forms of government, economic systems, customs and traditions, and arts and literature.  Students will study the geography and various cultures from around the world.  Geographical study is heavily emphasized.  The study of current events is also a part of this course.

 

U.S. HISTORY                                                     

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: none

This course in American History is a post-1865 course.  It starts with the reconstruction period and moves up into the 1990’s.  The course will include both a narrative and analytical view.  This approach will enable the student to gain a deeper insight into our history.  Students are expected to read, interpret, and express themselves in oral and written expression.

 

 

SOCIOLOGY                                                       

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

This course is a social science that deals with human relationships, how you relate to others, and how your

individual behavior has been influenced by other people.  It emphasizes social problems, culture, society, working with others and the individual in society with particular thought on your social environment.

 

PSYCHOLOGY                                                   

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

Psychology is the study of behavior with emphasis on human behavior.  Some of the areas of study include motivation, perception, learning, emotions, anxiety, adjustment and mental health, human development, personality, abnormal behaviors, and psychotherapy.  The emphasis is on making the learning meaningful in the student’s life.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT                            

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: none

This is a basic government course.  The makeup will be background, citizenship, politics, and the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government and state and local government.  Time will also be spent on local government and current elections.

 

LAW                                                                        

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisite: none

This is a one semester program designed to help the student understand everyday law.  The class will include understanding the law, the difference between juvenile and adult courts and laws, nature and kinds of law, law enforcement and the courts, crimes, torts and other law-related areas.  This is an area which should be of high interest to the student.