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45.0710714 Geography CP (S)
Required of some 9 th grade students
This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the world through cultural, political, environmental, economic, spatial, and physical geography. Each perspective is defined and exemplified through case studies from a variety of world regions. This course is also designed to help students develop better note-taking, library research, writing and analytical thinking skills. Writing and research assignments will focus on paragraph development and essay construction through the evaluation of primary and secondary sources. Students will be introduced to Chicago format. All students signed up for this course will automatically be scheduled for a semester of Ancient Civilizations.

45.0000715 Ancient Civilizations CP (S) not offered in 2013-2014
Required of some 9 th grade students
This is a semester survey course of the people and nations of both western and non-western civilizations. Emphasis will be placed on tracing the developments of civilizations and the interactions among those civilizations from Prehistory to approximately the 1500's. This course is also designed to help students continue to develop note-taking, library research, writing and analytical thinking skills. Writing and research assignments will focus on paragraph development and essay construction through the evaluation of primary and secondary sources and require the use of Chicago format.

45.0120719 Current Issues and Political Speech CP (S)
Offered to 9 th – 11 th grade students
This course analyzes current social and political issues and events and invites students to critically evaluate those issues. Rather than traditional written evaluation, students are taught various speaking styles such as extemporaneous speaking, oration, and debate. Students are required to convey understanding and analysis of those issues using oral delivery skills.

45.0830711 World History CPA (Y)
45.0830724 World History CP (Y)

Required of 10 th grade students
This course is a survey course of people and nations of both western and non-western civilizations. Emphasis will be placed on tracing the political, social, cultural, and economic heritage of civilizations from approximately 1000 C.E. (Common Era) to the present. Writing and research assignments first semester will focus on essay construction through evaluation of primary and secondary sources. During second semester, a major research paper using Chicago format is required.

45.0811740 Advanced Placement World History (Y)
Required of 10 th grade students with Department approval
The content of this course will emphasize a more global, non-western approach to World History by tracing the development of civilizations and the interactions among people in those civilizations from approximately 1000 C.E. (Common Era) to the present. Considerable time will be devoted to helping students develop their analytical and writing skills through the evaluation of primary and secondary sources. A major research paper in Chicago format is required. All course requirements are intended to prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement World History Exam for possible
college credit. All students are required to take the AP exam.


45.0810712 United States History CPA (Y)
45.0810725 United States History CP (Y)

Required of 11 th grade students
This course is a survey of the most significant periods in American history from the Period of Colonization to the present. The intent of this course is to increase knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of America 's domestic and foreign affairs. A major research paper in Chicago format is required.

45.0820741 Advanced Placement United States History (Y)
Required of 11 th grade students with Department approval
This course is a survey of the most significant periods in American history from the Age of Discovery to the present. The student who enrolls in this course should have a strong background in research and writing skills as this course will make extensive use of primary and secondary sources and will require numerous essay assignments. A seminar approach is used to discuss major themes and historical figures in our nation's history. The students participate in simulations and debate throughout the year and write a research paper during the second semester. All course requirements are intended to prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement American History Exam for college credit. All students are required to take the AP exam.


45.0570712 American Government: The Political Process CPA (S)
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American Government: The Political Process CP (S)
Required of 12 th grade students and offered to 11 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed as a basis of study about how the American political system works. There is an extensive examination of the Constitution as well as of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Citizenship rights and responsibilities are emphasized, and the policy-making process is explored in depth. The students examine how a government is the resolution of conflicts in a way that enhances a nation's values and purposes.

45.0530742 Advanced Placement Government and Politics: Comparative (S)
Required of 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed to provide an advanced and detailed treatment of the government and politics of six major countries of the world: Britain , Russia , China , Mexico , Nigeria , and Iran . The six are the countries commonly covered in college-level introductory comparative politics courses and required for the AP Comparative Politics exam. Emphasis will be placed on the intellectual underpinnings of different political systems including influences on the structure and policy-making process of each country. Additional examination of other countries is also included to provide an understanding of the political implications of different levels of economic development. The course employs an advanced textbook and additional supplemental reading as necessary. The course is additionally designed to provide the tools necessary for success on the AP examination. All students are required to take the AP exam.

45.0520743 Advanced Placement American Government and Politics: United States (S)
Required of 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed to provide an advanced and detailed treatment of government and politics. Emphasis will be placed on the intellectual underpinnings of democracy, the development of our constitution, the institutions of government, influences on the policy-making process, civil rights and civil liberties. An examination of the national branches of government is also provided. The course employs an advanced textbook, a reader, and additional supplemental readings as necessary. The course is additionally designed to provide the tools necessary for success on the AP examination. All students are required to take the AP exam.

45.0630744 Advanced Placement Microeconomics (S)
Required of 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student interested in obtaining college credit in Microeconomics. The basic concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity as well as specific micro concepts such as markets, business organization, pricing theory, and marginal analysis are emphasized. The students will experience a variety of activities and use technology to enhance their studies. All students are required to take the AP exam.

45.0620745 Advanced Placement Macroeconomics (S)
Required of 12th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student interested in obtaining college credit in Macroeconomics. The basic concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity as well as specific macro concepts such as trade, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and supply side theory will be covered. All students are required to take the AP exam.

45.0610714 Economics CPA (S)
45.0610727 Economics CP (S)

Required of 12 th grade students - Offered to 11 th grade students with Department approval
The purpose of this course is to promote the mastery of basic economic concepts. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem solving behaviors through participation in market simulations, model-building and evaluation, and examination of real-world case studies.

45.0840746 Advanced Placement Modern European History (Y)
Offered to 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student interested in obtaining college credit by taking the Advanced Placement Examination in European History. The course consists of extensive research activities, additional reading assignments outside of the text, and a seminar approach to the material covered. In the first semester the students survey basic topics in modern Europe from the Middle Ages to the Age of Revolution. The second semester is a survey of basic topics in modern Europe from the Age of Revolution to the present. Incorporated in this survey are an examination of the institutions that have recently developed in Europe, Europe 's progress toward economic unity, and the effects of East-West conflicts on its history. All students are required to take the AP exam.

45.0000718 History and the Holocaust CP (S)
Offered to 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course seeks to examine the history of genocide and racial purity of the 20 th Century as it relates to human behavior. Emphasis will be placed on the events leading up to the rise of Hitler and the plight of European Jewry from 1933-1945. The course also assesses the church's response and treatment of the events of the Holocaust.

45.0310716 Sociology CP (S)
Offered to 11 th and 12 th grade students
This course is designed for the student who would like to gain an understanding of human society through the study of social systems, their structures and their processes. There is an emphasis on social groups and social interaction as well as a look at social problems and alternative solutions. A naturalistic observation and analysis is required of all students. Writing and research assignments will incorporate APA style.

45.0150717 Psychology CP (S)
Offered to 11 th and 12 th grade students
In this course the student is introduced to the scientific analysis of human behavior. Students learn to differentiate and discuss theories of learning, personality, development, mental illness and therapy. Students also study human motivations, emotions, and group psychology. Writing and research assignments will incorporate APA style.

45.0160747 Advanced Placement Psychology (Y)
Offered to 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student interested in obtaining college credit by taking the Advanced Placement Examination in Psychology. The course consists of a systematic and scientific approach to the study of behavioral processes. After a brief overview of the scientific method and statistical approach to studying psychology and a look at the historical development of psychology, topics to be examined are the biological base of behavior as it relates to perception, sensation, memory language and thinking, states of consciousness and motivation and emotion. Other topics to be included are learning, personality, intelligence, development, stress, psychological disorders and treatment. The course uses a college text and numerous outside articles. During second semester, the students carry out scientific research in groups modeled on the IRB method used in college research. All writing and research assignments will incorporate APA style. All students are required to take the AP exam.