Social Science

  • U.S. History provides the student with the methods, concepts, and techniques of social scientific inquiry, which may be employed in investigating the American experience. Additionally, the course acquaints the student with knowledge of major concepts, The Constitution, institutions, values, personalities, and events of United States history. This course satisfies the U.S. history graduation requirement.

    The purpose of World History is to provide the student with the basic intellectual skills and knowledge necessary for a better understanding of an increasingly complex and interdependent world. This course satisfies the world history graduation requirement.

    AP Human Geography is designed to give the student an understanding of the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alternation of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

    AP Psychology provides an opportunity for the student to pursue and receive credit for college-level course work at the high school level. Psychology is the scientific study of human development and mental activity. In AP-Psychology the student will study human develop-ment, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic intervention, and social psychology.

    Economics is designed to give the student an understanding of the basic principles of economics and the economic system in the United States. The student preparing for the role of economic decision-maker discovers the fundamental economic principles which guide per-sonal, business and governmental decisions. Economics enables the student to develop an understanding of the economic decisions to be made, as well as the economic impact of decisions made by other institutions.