Geography/World Civilizations is a two-semester course designed to acquaint students with the geography of the world. This course will focus on the ancient world, classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, European history through the Middle Ages and non-Western civilizations of the Near East.
World Civilizations will continue the study of Western civilizations commonly begun in the freshman year. Students will study the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of religious Wars, Baroque period, Absolutism and Constitutionalism, Revolution Age, Enlightenment, Age of Napoleon, Nation-States and Imperialism, World War I, World War II and the Cold War through the present.
United States History
United States history is a two-semester course which covers the period of American history from the Spanish and French colonization to the present day. The course is designed to develop and strengthen the following skills: identification and description of historical phenomena, analysis and interpretation of historical phenomena and comparison and contrasting of historical phenomena. The subject matter of the course is drawn from the following topics: political institutions and behavior, public policy, social developments, economic developments, cultural and intellectual developments, diplomacy and international relations.
United States Government coursework will focus on the development and function of the United States government; the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government will be studied in great detail. Current events and politics will be applied to the curriculum throughout the year. In addition, students will study the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Economics is a course designed to provide students with basic knowledge (and some in-depth information) of the economics systems at work in the U.S. This class will focus primarily upon personal finance issues to demonstrate economic processes at work. Topics covered are basic laws of economics, the stock market, retirement planning, taxation, credit/credit cards, checking/checking accounts, budgeting and saving accounts.