SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG

Monday, 26 November 2018 17:09

20th Century World History

Major world conflicts including wars, uprising, and efforts to prevent war will be covered with a focus on world leaders (e.g. Hitler, Stalin, Peron, Castro). Will support, but not supplant, World Civilizations and U.S. History core standards and objectives.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

American Government and Law

This course will provide students with a general understanding of the governmental, political, and legal systems of the United States. Topics of study include the Constitution, political parties, voting, and national, state, and local government structure and function.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

American Problems (Current Issues)

This course studies the problems confronting the United States. Special emphasis is on constitutional rights and responsibilities, structures of government, and contemporary issues.
This course combines the American Problems course with the required U.S. Government/Citizenship course. Students will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, responsibilities, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen. U.S. Government/Citizenship credit, which fulfills a graduation requirement, will only be given to those who successfully pass all four quarters.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

American Studies Through Film

This semester-long course based on past events in United States History examines Hollywood feature films and historical dramas as historical evidence. Students will focus on selected elements/topics from U.S. colonization to modern day. This course will also give students practical experience in critical analysis by evaluating feature films as historical evidence and motivate students in the examination of traditional historical sources by exposing them to relevant written material on past events. Students will gain an understanding of history by examining and comparing film evidence to information in more traditional sources, such as articles, film reviews and critical commentaries.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

American Women's History

This course focuses on the contribution of women in American society. The course covers women's history from colonial times to the present. Special emphasis is placed on biography, individual research and special projects.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP Art History

This is a yearlong course that teaches the history and appreciation of great art works from the Western Art traditions. It starts with prehistoric works and ends with postmodern works. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP European History

This college-level course in European history is intended for the above average history student. Emphasis is placed on advanced study, research, and analytical skills. The course covers European history from 1450 C.E. to the present and focuses on intellectual-cultural, political-diplomatic, and social-economic history. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam. This course fulfills the core requirement for graduation.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP Government and Politics:American

This college-level course covers constitutional underpinnings of United States government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups and mass media, institutions of national government, the Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the federal courts, public policy, and civil rights and civil liberties. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP Government and Politics:Comparative

This college-level course is an introduction to comparative politics: the sources of public authority and political power, society and politics, citizen and state; political framework, and political change. Five countries form the core of this course: France, Great Britain, China, Russia/the former Soviet Union, and one of the following: India, Mexico, or Nigeria. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.
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