COURSE TITLE YEAR PREREQUISITES CREDIT
The primary purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to learn about the economic, political, and social developments that created the western civilization of which they are a part. The course includes the Ancient Middle East and Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Rise of Nation States, the Renaissance and the Reformation.
America’s history, tradition, and heritage is emphasized to students by covering the following topics: Exploration and Colonization, Revolutionary War, Constitution, Rise of Democracy, Manifest Destiny, Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressive Movement, World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, Post World War II to the present.
CITIZENSHIP (SS 325) 11,12 SS300 1
This course will explore the origins of the American democratic system as established through the U.S. Constitution. The structure and function of government will be analyzed on all levels. Students will engage in discussion regarding the government’s role in society and our response as Christian citizens. Current issues in society will be addressed on local, national and international levels.
SOCIOLOGY (SS 350) 11,12 ELECTIVE/SS300 1
This course illustrated how the groups, or social structures, that one belongs to have a profound influence on the way you think, feel, and act. Sociology looks at groups rather than individuals. Major themes include deviance and social control, inequalities of gender and age, family and marriage, and social issues surrounding modern sport.
ECONOMICS (SS 425) 11,12 ELECTIVE 1
This course covers the basic concepts of economics: scarcity, the market system, business and its organization, production, supply and demand, money banking, the business cycle, government involvement, competition and trade. The focus of the course is the American economic system and its importance within a global economy. Economics will help students gain a basic understanding of micro and macroeconomic principles and concepts as they relate to current events and students’ daily lives.
This course includes the study of the history of psychology, its analysis, individual approaches, and present application in society today. Students will gain an understanding of chronological development; of how humans think, perceive and learn; of how normality is culturally defined; and of the biological and adaptive basis of behavior. The course will assist students in understanding themselves and the behavior of others.
This Advanced Placement (AP) course will offer intensive college level study of United States history for the upper level social studies student. Students will experience college level topics and material in American history through rigorous and challenging curriculum. The course is intended for students who are pursuing a career in the field of social sciences and/or desire to attempt to earn college credit and/or placement from a college by scoring appropriately on the national A.P. examination given annually in May.
AP PSYCHOLOGY (SS 550) 11,12 DEPARTMENT APPROVAL 1
The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The national AP exam is given annually in May.