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Social Science Department

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE

World History
PL World History
SDAIE World History
Required of all 10th grade students.
This class will emphasize major historical events from the French Revolution to the 20th century. Students will examine major turning points and conflicts in the shaping of the modern world.

Honors World History SS203H Grade 10 Year

Prerequisite: CST Language Arts scores of proficient or above. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This course is designed for college bound sophomores. The course will utilize the World History curriculum to emphasize academic skills necessary for success in college including research, essay writing and test taking.

SS203 Grade 10 Year SS203P
SS203S

U.S. History
PL U.S. History
SDAIE U.S. History
Required of all 11th grade students.
This course will survey the major events in U.S. History from Industrialism to Modern Times. In depth investigation of topics such as military involvement, reform movements, twentieth century foreign policy and economic influences will be included. Students will learn about contemporary economic, social, and global conditions affecting the United States and the world into the twenty-first century.

AP U.S. History SS211H Grade 11 Year

Prerequisite: “B” in World History or “C” in Honors World History and CST Language Arts scores of proficient or above. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration. A writing sample and mandatory meeting are required.
In this course, students will examine major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Emphasis will be on the expansion of the Federal Government, growing tensions between the individual and the government, civil rights and women’s rights. America’s role as a world power will also be scrutinized in its historical role as it pertains to today’s world. This course will prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination in U.S. History, emphasizing writing and synthesizing skills. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP U.S. History exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

U.S. Government SS214 Grade 12 Semester
SDAIE Government SS214S
Required of all 12th grade students.
This course is designed to inform the student of the U.S. Government’s organization, structure, institutions, citizen’s responsibilities and rights, political practices and government responsibilities and programs. This course covers all three levels of government (i.e., state, local and national). Students will explore critical issues facing the U.S.A. and the world today. This course entails a community service unit.

AP U.S. Government SS216H Grade 12 Year

Prerequisite: “C” or better in Honors or AP U.S. History and CST Language Arts scores of proficient or above. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This course covers principles of American government and politics, fulfilling the district graduation requirement in government. Emphasis is given to skills, which will lead to success in college, and on the Advanced Placement test on American government and politics. This course entails a community service

SS208 Grade 11 Year SS208P
SS208S

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unit. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP U.S. Government exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

Economics SS218 Grade 12 Semester
SDAIE Economics SS218S
Required of all 12th grade students.
This course will provide the student with an overview of how the individual and government function within the American economy. The law of supply and demand, money, banking and credit, competition vs. conglomeration and comparative economic systems will be studied. Students will be able to understand the roles of labor and big business in the development of the American economic system. This course satisfies the Economics graduation requirement.

AP Psychology SS217H Grades 11-12 Year

Prerequisites: Algebra II and Chemistry with a grade of “C” or better. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology and the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The aim of this course is to provide a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP Psychology exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00. Satisfactory performance on the AP Psychology exam earns students credit for the comparable college level course. 

Social Science Department Staff

 

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Brad Kear, Dept. Chair

Phone:  626-815-3550

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Darren Near

Phone:  626-815-3552

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Cliff Korzep

Phone:  626-815-3547

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Esther Campos-Ball

Phone:  626-815-3545

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Randy Reid

Phone:  626-815-3548

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Nestor Calvillo

Phone:  626-815-3546

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