Social Studies

Graduation Requirements - 4 Credits
World History, Civics and Economics, American History I and American History II

World History (43032X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course includes a survey of world civilizations and the impact their cultures have had on society. Similarities and differences among cultural patterns are studies in the economic, social, and political areas.

World History Honors (43035X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course provides the opportunity for advanced work, rigorous study, and systematic study of major ideas and concepts found in the study of global history. The course is challenging and requires students to take greater responsibility for their learning by participating in problem seeking, problem solving, scholarly and creative processes, critical analysis and application, and reflective thinking. Although the goals and objectives are the same as those found in the standard World History course, the material is taught with greater complexity and reflects a differentiated curriculum.

Civics and Economics (42092X0A) 1CR

Course Description: In this course, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world. Students will need a practical understanding of these systems of civics and economics that affect their lives as consumers and citizens. Furthermore, this course serves as a foundation for United States History.

Civics and Economics Honors (42095X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Recommended: Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course covers material in greater complexity, novelty, acceleration and/or pacing. Honors students will learn to express and defend their ideas while attaining the distance necessary to accept constructive criticism. Teachers should incorporate opportunities for each student to become a reflective thinker who possesses the potential to become an initiator of learning and accomplishments exploring areas of his/her interests within the designated course of study.

American History I (43042X0AH) 1CR

American History I Honors (43045X0AH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

American History II (43052X0AH) 1CR

American History II Honors (43052X0AH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Courses available through Virtual ISS

American History I Online (43042X0ONL)
American History I Honors Online (43045X0ONL)
American History II Online (43052X0ONL)
American History II Honors Online (43055X0ONL)
AP Psychology Online (44035X0AON / 4A057X0ONL)
Civics and Economics Online (42092X0ONL)
Civics and Economics Honors Online (42095X0ONL)
Psychology Online (44032X0ONL)
Psychology Honors Online (44035X0ONL)

AP World History (4A087X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced World History (48005X0ADV) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced is taken in the Fall.
AP is taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Course Description: This course is designed for those who want an Advanced Placement course of study in World History. This course is based on the guidelines of The College Board and the syllabus for Advanced Placement World History. This course fulfills the state graduation requirement of one unit of World History. Students are required to take the AP Exam at the end of the year.

AP United States History (4A077X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced American History I (43045X0ADV) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced is taken in the Fall.
AP is taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Course Description: This course is designed for those who want an Advanced Placement course of study in United States History. This course is based on the guidelines of The College Board and the syllabus for Advanced Placement United States History. Students are required to take the AP Exam at the end of the year.

AP US Government and Politics (4A067X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced US Government and Politics (48015X0ADV) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced is taken in the Fall.
AP is taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
The AP course in United States Government and Politics includes general concepts used to interpret US politics and the analysis of specific examples. Students in the United States Government and Politics course will confront critical questions about the American political landscape and our role as citizens. We will question the compatibility of capitalism and democracy, the balance between security and liberty, and the relationship between rights and responsibilities. Our attention will focus on Constitutional principles, the political process, policy making institutions, rights and liberties, and the politics of national policy. We will analyze such important concepts as social capital, immigration, inequality, racism, education, First Amendment rights, and the media. Students are required to take the AP Exam at the end of the school year.

AP European History (4A017X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced European History (48015X0AEH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced is taken in the Fall.
AP is taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Course Description: This course is designed for those who want an Advanced Placement course of study in European History. This course is based on the guidelines of The College Board and the syllabus for AP European History. Students are required to take the AP Exam at the end of the school year.

Psychology (44032X0A) 1CR / Psychology Honors (44035X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Course Description: This course focuses on the study of leading psychologists and their theories and on how psychological theories relate to contemporary life. It includes a basic survey of social and human relations. The formation of human personality is analyzed and examined with regard to the role of the individual in human society.

AP Psychology (4A057X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced Psychology (440350XADV) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced is taken in the Fall.
AP is taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Psychology is designed to engage students in the understanding, articulation, and dissemination of psychology as a science. Students are introduced to psychology, with a focus on the scientific study of human development, learning, motivation, and personality. The course emphasizes the empirical examination of behavior and mental processes and offers perspectives that foster students’ growth, development, and understanding of cultural diversity. Students of psychology acquire information from a variety of sources, use information as they make decisions and evaluations, and solve problems. Honors Psychology covers the material in greater complexity, novelty, and pacing. Honors Psychology is distinguished by a difference in the quality of the work expected, not merely an increase in quantity.

Bible History I Honors – Genesis to Ruth (48005X0AH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Course Description: This course is a survey of the Old Testament from Genesis to Ruth, with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the Pentateuch and the early history of Israel. In the process of this study, the student will gain an appreciation of how this history has impacted our modern world. The course is academically challenging and requires the student to actively participate in their learning. Students will be expected to interact with the material in a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: various types of writing, artistic representations, and projects. Students’ progress will be evaluated using a variety of methods.

Bible History II Honors – The Gospels (48005X0BH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Course Description: This course is a historical overview of the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This will be done by examining the life of Jesus chronologically with an understanding of the cultural issues of the day. The continuing impact of the New Testament’s rich assortment of parables and characters on our literacy and cultural heritage will be noted as well. Students will be held accountable for their learning using a variety of assessments and will be expected to demonstrate a deeper level of understanding.

Bible History III Honors – Samuel to Malachi (48005X0CH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Course Description: This course includes an overview of the opening of the Old Testament, and focuses on a detailed study of the United and Divided Kingdom periods with a study of the prophets. The poetical works will also be studied in conjunction with their historical era. Through a study of the conflicts of this period, students will achieve a better understanding of the impacts of social and moral problems and attempts to solve them. A variety of methods will be used in instruction and assessment, designed to foster a deeper comprehension of the concepts.

Bible History IV Honors – Acts to Revelation (48005X0DH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Course Description: This course focuses on the early church’s struggles and successes as seen through the letters written to the early churches and individuals. Students will be able to explain the spread of Christianity across geographical and cultural thresholds through this course of study and to describe the variety of eschatological interpretations. Students will be active in their learning, employing varied forms of writing and participation in class discussions. A number of different methods of assessment will be utilized to determine student success.