Social Studies Courses

  • AP Social Studies


    22225 AP WORLD HISTORY

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 10
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: RECOMMENDED COMPLETION OF PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY

    AP World History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the study of World History. Students must meet requirements for admission for AP courses and be recommended by their Pre-AP World Geography teacher. The course is primarily a sophomore level course, where students learn to work with historical documents, independent study, research, and historical interpretation. Emphasis is on people, politics, culture, events, and a study of man’s Western heritage and of significant non-Western cultures.


    22325 AP UNITED STATES HISTORY

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: 8th GRADE, UNITED STATES HISTORY TO RECONSTRUCTION RECOMMENDED COMPLETION OF PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY OR PRE-AP HUMANITIES 2

    AP United States History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the study and interpretation of United States History. The course prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to a college course in American Studies. Students will learn to assess historical documents for their relevance, reliability, and importance. Students will also learn to weigh the evidence and interpret the historiography presented in American scholarship. The course will cover the period of exploration and finish with the present century with a thorough examination of key ideas, events, social movements, and important figures.


    22530 AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11-12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: SENIOR CLASSIFICATION (JUNIORS WITH APPROVAL)

    AP European History is an elective two-semester course covering the period 1450 – present. The course covers topics in the history of ideas from the Renaissance to the European link with the Middle East in the 21st century, the history of art, literature, and music, as well as the political and social background of Europe from the Medici family to the European Union. The examination of key figures and movements in Europe will provide a rich source of information for a through grounding in the subject.. The goals of the course are to develop an understanding of the principal themes in modern European History, an ability to analyze primary and secondary evidence, and express historical understanding in writing. The student of AP European History will be prepared to study at the University level.


    224253 AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: ½
    PREREQUISITE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: PRE-AP HUMANITIES 2, PRE-AP HISTORY WITH SENIOR CLASSIFICATION (JUNIORS WITH APPROVAL)

    AP United States Government is a one-semester course that gives students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students should become acquainted with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations for various behaviors and outcomes in government and politics.


    225253 AP UNITED STATES ECONOMICS: MACROECONOMICS

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: ½
    PREREQUISITE: ALL STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE SHOULD HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: PRE-AP HUMANITIES 2, PRE-AP HISTORY, OR AP HISTORY WITH SENIOR CLASSIFICATION (JUNIORS WITH APPROVAL)

    The purpose of an AP course in Macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. This one-semester course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.


    226253 AP PSYCHOLOGY

    GRADE PLACEMENT : 12
    CREDIT: ½
    PREREQUISITE: STUDENT TAKING THIS CLASS REQUIRES SENIOR CLASSIFICATION

    AP Psychology is a one- semester course that introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principals, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice.