AP ECONOMICS CREDIT: 1.00
AP Economics deals with Macroeconomics in the fall and Microeconomics in the spring semester. It is designed to develop disciplined economic reasoning; an ability to apply tools of economic analysis to situations and data, and to explain the findings clearly; an understanding of how individuals and societies organize themselves in the pursuit of economic objectives; and ability to evaluate economic theories, concepts, situations and data; and compare economic realities in which individuals and societies function today. Students must be knowledgeable about current events.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): ALGEBRA II and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY* (not offered in 2015-16) CREDIT: 1.00
This course is a comprehensive study of Geography, supplemented by computer Labs. The goal is to help develop problem-solving skills. It helps the students view the world as geographers, ask relevant spatial questions, and supply the answers using standard methods of the profession. Students learn the basic tools of mapping. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach as it studies population, cultures, political boundaries, local economics, agriculture, cities and urban organization, and environmental considerations. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to enable students to recognize current events and changing trends in the world.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): WORLD CULTURES and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: Computer Lab
AP PSYCHOLOGY CREDIT: 1.00
This course is academically rigorous and requires students to be well read in the English language. It covers the basic areas of scientific psychology, such as psychological process, basics of statistics and research, psychological development, personality, and psychological disorders. Throughout the course the students focus on both the theories and their application, as well as on scientific essay writing. This course is recommended to dedicated students who are looking to be intellectually challenged.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): Instructor Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS STUDIES CREDIT: 1.00
This one-semester course will cover fundamental concepts in economics and business. Students will be presented with economic theories and are required to report on weekly current events. They will gain firsthand experience in planning, operating, and liquidating a company. Students will learn about the historical development of economics as well as consider current economic events in countries and businesses throughout the world. Guest speakers and field trips will be used to emphasize areas of interest of the students. Public speaking, problem solving, decision making and research skills are required by numerous class project assignments.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SOCIOLOGY CREDIT: 1.00
Sociology is the study of the development of societies and cultures as well as the systematic study of human societies and their social settings. The course is mainly focused on understanding the idea of how and why people have historically grouped in societies; what are the basic atoms of society; why do inequalities still exist; and the symbiotic relationship of educational, political, economic and societal spheres. This discussion–oriented elective course provides students with a way to observe their own experiences in context. A substantial field research project and multiple fieldtrips may be required to enhance student learning.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): W.CULTURES and W.HISTORY Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS STUDIES CREDIT: 1.00
This course covers the fundamental concepts in economics and business. Students will be presented with economic theories and are required to report on weekly current events. They will gain firsthand experience in planning, operating, and liquidating a company. Students will learn about the historical development of economics as well as consider current economic events in countries and businesses throughout the world. Guest speakers and field trips will be used to emphasize areas of interest of the students. Public speaking, problem solving, decision making and research skills are required by numerous class project assignments.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SOCIAL SCIENCES 9 CREDIT: 1.00
This course is designed to promote civic competence- the knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged participants in society. This is an integrated course of all social sciences subjects, systematically drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The desired goals of this course are: to provide an in-depth understanding of historical and world events, figures, societies, cause and effect relationships; to equip the students with research abilities and abilities to distinguish fact from opinion; to develop and foster their affinity for the social sciences; and to aid the students in honing their verbal communication and presentation skills. This is an integrated course of social science subjects. The course is run over two years beginning with Social Sciences 9 and continuing into grade 10.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: ENGLISH
SOCIAL SCIENCES 10 CREDIT: 1.00
This course is a continuation of Social Sciences 9. This course is designed to further furnish the students with a comprehensive knowledge in the social sciences and develop and foster their critical skills pertaining to an impartial, multifaceted evaluation of world events, settings and figures. Through the acquisition and development of these skills, students are prepared for enrollment into any upperclassman elective subjects that are offered by the Social Sciences department.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 10 Co-enrollment: ENGLISH