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ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AMERICAN

GOVERNMENT

(.5) credit See page 8 for course description.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AMERICAN HISTORY  (1) credit See page 8 for course description.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EUROPEAN

HISTORY  (1) credit See page 9 for course description.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) MICRO-

ECONOMICS

(.5) credit See page 9 for course description.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PSYCHOLOGY  (1) credit See page 9 for course description.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) WORLD

HISTORY  (1) credit See page 9 for course description.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (.5) credit

Topics for this course include: the analysis of documents shaping political traditions (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights); roles of the three branches of government at local, state, and national levels; evolving roles of political parties and interest groups in determining policy; rights and responsibilities of citizens; and the importance of individual civil participation in democratic political process.

 

AMERICAN HISTORY (1.0) credit

Includes chronological development of the U.S. with emphasis on the twentieth century. It examines the political, economic, social, religious, cultural and military events affecting growth of the nation from the age of discovery to reconstruction. Topics include industrialization, foreign policy, influence of major figures/events, economic cycles, evolution of lifestyles and ideals, urbanization, reform and contemporary issues.

 

 

AMERICAN HISTORY PRE-AP (1.0) credit

An in-depth comprehensive study of the chronological development of the U.S. with emphasis on the twentieth century. It examines political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific, and cultural events, using historical method and reasoning, the inquiry process, interpretation and issues of external and internal validity. 

 

ECONOMICS (.5) credit

Topics for this course include the role and impact of economic wants, productive resources, scarcity and choice, opportunity costs and trade-offs, economic incentives, specialization, comparative advantage, division of labor, interdependence, saving and investment, and how markets work, citizen as producer, consumer and decision-maker, the role and function of policy, money, financial institutions, labor micro and macro-economic problems, similarities and differences of other economic systems.

 

PSYCHOLOGY I, II (.5) credit

Have you ever wondered how you developed your unique personality, or how much your behavior and actions are influenced by the world around you? Do you know how stress can affect you and what you can do to cope? Have you ever thought about what causes mental disturbance and what kinds of treatment are available? Psychology will answer some of the questions you have about yourself and people around you.

 

WORLD HISTORY (1.0) credit

This course addresses the chronological development of civilization. Topics include geographic, and time-space relationships, the rise of civilization, religions, political and economic systems, interaction of science and society, the influence of major historical figures and events, cultural diversity, global phenomenon of nationalism, international relations, and contemporary world affairs.

 

WORLD HISTORYPRE-AP (1.0) credit

This course is the chronological development of civilization through interpretation, analysis, historical method and inquiry process. Topics include geo-historic time-space relationships, comparative views of history, contrasting civilizations, analysis of cultural universals, religions, political and economic systems, influence of major historical figures and events, role of science and technology and international relations.