• Social Studies Course Information

    American Government
    Meets UC/CSU "a", "g"
    Description: Students pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They draw on their studies of American history and of other societies to compare different systems of government in the world today. This course should be viewed as the culmination of the civic literacy strand that prepares students to vote, to reflect on the responsibilities of citizenship, and to participate in community activities. The major units in this course include Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Courts, Executive and Judicial Branches of Government, Federalism and Contemporary Issues. Students learn to use evidence (court opinions, editorials, census data, campaign ads and economic indicators) and to examine how others have used it, to study multiple perspectives and understand why these different perspectives exist, to analyze and interpret political and economic events, to understand the importance and significance of what they're studying and to prepare to participate in the social and political life of the community.


    Economics
    Meets UC/CSU "g"
    Description: Economics introduces microeconomics and macroeconomics, consumerism and comparative economic systems as well as economic history and current economic issues. This course also exposes students to the economic conditions and policies that give rise to such issues as inflation, recession, unemployment, the national debt, and personal economic decisions. Students are able to compare economic systems and indentify how these systems affect our global economy.


    Leadership
    Description: Students engage in leadership knowledge and applied skills such as problem-solving techniques and organizational methods. They will learn about human relations, group dynamics, public relations, and public speaking. Students will gain leadership skills in communication, decision-making, time management, goal setting, leadership styles, conflict management, team building, and delegation of duties. This course will allow students to function more effectively in leadership roles.


    Psychology P
    Meets UC/CSU "g"
    Description: This general introduction to Psychology is designed to provide the student with a better understanding of human behavior. The course will provide insight into the nature of human behavior by studying psychological theories and past research as well as methods and ethics involving the study of Psychology.


    US History P
    Meets UC/CSU "a", "g"
    Description: Students will examine major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. The major units include Reviewing the Nation's Beginnings, Industrialization, Religion in America, United States as a World Power, the Jazz Age, The Great Depression, World War II, Post World War II America, US Foreign Policy since World War II, Civil Rights Movement and Contemporary America.


    AP US History
    Meets UC/CSU "g"
    Description: The purpose of the AP US History course is to assist students in the analysis and interpretation of primary sources, including documentary material, maps, statistical tables, and pictorial and graphic evidence of historical events. Topics may include The American Revolutionary Era, Antebellum America, The Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrial America, Urban Society, The Depression, The Second World War, The Cold War, and Society & Culture of the Twentieth Century. Students will develop an awareness of multiple interpretations of historical issues in secondary sources. Students will develop a sense of multiple causation and change over time, and will be able to compare developments or trends from one period to another.

    *Students enrolled in this class are required to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam. Exam scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.


    World History P
    Meets UC/CSU "a", "g"
    Description: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present. The major units to be covered in this course include Rise of Democratic Ideals, Comparing Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, Rise of Colonialism and Imperialism, Causes and Courses of World War I, World War I and Its Consequences, Totalitarianism, World War II Causes and Consequences, International Developments in the Post World War II World, Nationalism and World Economy.

    *Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam. Exam scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.
Last Modified on September 17, 2015