Courses & Descriptions
4110 - GEOGRAPHY (9) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course familiarizes the student with the basic geographic features of the earth and with the major skills and concepts needed to master the study of geography. It also introduces the concept of culture and cultural regions to the students and helps them understand how this relates to various countries in our world.
4210 - WORLD HISTORY (10-REQ,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
In World History, the student will have an opportunity to review the Ancient World, and study in depth the classical cultures of the Greeks and Romans, the development of Europe from the Middle Ages through the Industrial Revolution, in addition to the cultural forces and events of the 20th Century that have shaped the modern world in which they live. Through this course of study, students will earn credits towards their humanities requirement, and acquire a base of knowledge which will help them better understand American History and American Government/Current Affairs classes their junior and senior years.
4220 HONORS WORLD HISTORY (9) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course follows the first half of the Advanced Placement World history curriculum which is equivalent to one semester of college level world history. Students are required to learn the basic aspects of civilizations in China, India, Africa, South America and Europe from 10,000 BCE to 1750 CE. This course is demanding in both time and intellect. Writing formal historical essays on a regular basis, taking weekly multiple choice and matching quizzes as well as participation in class discussions is required. This course is a pre-requisite for AP World history.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ADVANCED LEARNING FRESHMEN TAKE THIS COURSE.
4230 - AP WORLD HISTORY (10) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course covers the history of the significant people and events that have created both eastern and western civilizations.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ADVANCED LEARNING SOPHOMORES TAKE THIS COURSE.
NOTE: Board Policy 684 requires all students enrolled in an A.P. course to take the A.P. exam.
4300 - IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (12) 1 Credits/1 Semester (Fall)
(Offered spring junior year and fall senior year.)
The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is the central course of the IB curriculum. TOK offers participants the opportunity to think deeply about human knowledge and human thought. The course will use selected readings and assignments from each of the other IBO subject disciplines. The course will study metacognition - what we know and how we know it.
OPEN TO IB DIPLOMA CANDIDATES ONLY.
4410 - UNITED STATES HISTORY (11-REQ,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
A requirement for graduation offered to juniors and also to seniors who have failed to complete the course. The study of American History helps students to understand the ideals, traditions, and institutions that have shaped the development of the American society.
4430 - AP US HISTORY (11) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
AP United States History is a rigorous, college-level, two semester course sequence that offers an issue-oriented approach in the study of the people of the United States and their history. Major themes and traditions that have affected the development of the United States will be explored in detail. The course is designed to acquaint students with core characteristics and values found throughout the history of the United States and its people. Analysis of events, ideas, and signigicant individuals will be done on a continuous basis. Multiple history text resources will be utilized, as will supplement primary source documents, giving students the opportunity to practice historiography as well as history. Students will develop analytic perspectives for interpreting, understanding and explain social, political, economic and developmental events in and throughout the history of our nation.
4231 - IB 20TH CENTURY TOPICS, HL (12) (Offered fall 2007) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This two-year course of study will integrate study of the history and cultures of Canada, Latin America and the United States principally during the latter half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. Outside the Americas hemisphere, Europe will be the principal region for study and comparison. Students will be introduced to experiences common to the nations of the Americas through the study of cultural, political, social, economic and international issues facing each area. These areas include race relations, struggles for independence, industrial progress, and internal and international conflicts.
4510 - GOVERNMENT and CURRENT EVENTS (12-REQ) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
A required course dealing with the structure and function of federal and state governments. Topics to be covered include the nature and purpose of government, the political processes within our system and their relation to current events.
4540 - ECONOMICS (12-REQ) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A required course intended to familiarize the student with the American economic system of free enterprise. The course will build the student's consumer awareness as a participant in the economy. The student will discuss the topics of supply and demand, the different types of business organizations, credit and banking, national economy, investing, taxes, government programs affecting the economy, and the global market.
4710 - SOCIOLOGY (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A study of man's role in society and his responsibility for contributing to the solution of social programs. A review of the beginning and evolution of society. An exploration of the student's ability to communicate, orally and in writing, his analysis of current social problems to his classmates. An opportunity to improve handling of personal problems with a view toward bettering human relations in home, community, nation and world.
4720 - PSYCHOLOGY 1 (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course in general psychology is designed to give the individual student an understanding of human behavior. The areas of special emphasis include the factors that influence our personality development and behavior characteristics, the development of healthy mental attitudes through understanding behavioral patterns, and the individual's own situation in order to gain greater personal success and enjoyment.
4725 - PSYCHOLOGY 2 (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Psychology II is a continuation of the themes presented in Psychology. The course will allow students to concentrate more heavily on themes they are interested in through independent study, research, experimentation, and community involvement.
4735 - HISTORY OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course is designed to cover the history and development of sports and the entertainment industry as it has developed in the United States. This class reviews from early sporting games by Native American groups to the current trends in amateur and professional athletics. It is also designed to reflect on television, movies and music industries and look at the enormous influence they have on American culture.
4740 - STREET LAW (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A course in practical law. This course will provide to the student an introduction to law and the legal system. The emphasis will be on law that is of practical use in everyday life including, but not limited to: crime, contract, purchase, marriage, divorce and traffic violations. It is designed to provide the student practical legal information in an effort to help the student become a better and more active citizen.
4745 - COURTROOM (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This one-semester course is an introduction to courtroom procedure. Students will experience firsthand the challenge and drama of a courtroom proceeding as they learn the basics of our trial system. This course is hands-on in which students work in law firm teams to prepare and present cases.
4760 - ANTHROPOLOGY (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Anthropology is the study of human kind throughout the world, throughout time and the development of human culture. This course includes an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Physical Anthropology including human adaptability and variation. Cultural Anthropology is covered including language, kinship, marriage, socialization, political organization, ethnicity, gender, family, religion and culture change.
7410 - MARKETING ECONOMICS (ME0200) (12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The theories and principles of the economic free enterprise system at work in our society are studied. Meets State graduation requirements for economics.