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ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS APECON
This course is an advanced study of the U.S. economic system using college level materials. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY APEUR
This course is designed to be an advanced study of world history using college level materials. This class counts as an elective, not as a social studies credit. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY APHGEO
AP Human Geography is designed to be a college introductory cultural geography course. The purpose of AP Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students who participate in AP Human Geography in their 9th grade year will develop habits of mind and skills necessary for success in future Advanced Placement courses. This course fulfills the requirement for one social studies credit and will count as an elective for students who already have a credit in World Geography. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-10
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY APPSYC
This college level course will build on the psychology survey course. Students will use a college level text and other materials to further develop their scientific understanding of behavior and mental processes. They will apply critical thinking to learn psychological principles and phenomena as well as to learn . This class counts as an elective, not as a social studies credit. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. GOVERNMENT APGOV
This course is designed to be an advanced study of U.S. Government using college level materials. After completing this course, students will take the AP United States Government and Politics exam given by College Board for advanced placement and/or college credit.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: World Geography, World History, U.S. History
ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. HISTORY APUSH
This course is designed to be an advanced study of U.S. History using college level materials. After completing this course, students will take the U.S. History AP exam given by College Board for advanced placement and/or college credit.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: WGEO - WORLD GEOGRAPHY or WHIST - WORLD HISTORY or PAPWH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY or APHGEO - ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY or APEUR - ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY or WRLSTH - WORLD STUDIES
ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY APWHI
The AP World History course develops high-level understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and advanced analytical skills. This class is taught as a college-level course. Students who already have credit for World History will receive weighted elective credit in Social Studies. Students who have not completed the World History course may receive World History credit with approval of the teacher. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
ECONOMICS ECON
This course focuses on the Free Enterprise System and its benefits including principles of production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services. Students apply critical-thinking skills to create economic models and evaluate economic patterns.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: APHGEO - ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY or PAPWH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY or WGEO - WORLD GEOGRAPHY or WHIST - WORLD HISTORY or APWHI - ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY or USHIS - U.S. HISTORY
ECONOMICS- DUAL CREDIT DEECON
Corresponding college credit: ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level Economics course in which dual credit will be awarded for college Economics and high school Economics.The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. This course meets the high school graduation requirement for Economics. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY SSPFL
Elective course in personal financial literacy. This course satisfies an elective credit for graduation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY PAPWH
The Pre-AP World History Course is a chronological look at the history of the world. Students will explore geographical, political, social, and economic history of the seven continents as well as current issues and events. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving and higher level thinking skills. Students in this course will be prepared to continue into the AP upper level courses in Social Studies.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-11
PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHO
The student will study the processes influencing thinking, emotions, and behavior in human beings.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PSYCHOLOGY- DUAL CREDIT DEPSYC
Corresponding college credit: PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level Psychology course in which dual credit will be awarded for college Psychology and high school Psychology. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 9-12
SOCIAL STUDIES ADVANCED STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY SSADVP
This course will focus on the topics and concepts of AP Psychology, and will be required for students registering for AP Psychology as a continuation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: AP -Psychology
SOCIOLOGY SOCIO
This course deals with the study of people and their interaction with one another. It involves learning about institutions found in all societies, such as the family and community organizations as well as political and social activities. Broad areas of content include mobility of people, human relationships, and factors in society which influence personality.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
SOCIOLOGY- DUAL CREDIT DESOCI
Corresponding college credit: SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level Sociology course in which dual credit will be awarded for college Sociology and high school Sociology. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 9-12
TEXAS GOVERNMENT- DUAL CREDIT DETXGO
Corresponding college credit: GOVT 2306 – Texas Government (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level Political Science course in which dual credit will be awarded for college Texas Government. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. The emphasis of this course is the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, structure and powers of state and local government,federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
U.S. GOVERNMENT GOV
This course is a study of the U.S. Government and state and local governments.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
U.S. HISTORY USHIS
This course includes a study of American history from the 1877 to the present day.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
UNITED STATES HISTORY- DUAL CREDIT DEUSHT
Corresponding college credit: HIST 1301 – U. S. History to 1876 (3 semester hours)
HIST 1302 – U. S. History since 1876 (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level US History course in which dual credit will be awarded for college US History and high school US History. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit for each term completed successfully. This course meets the high school graduation requirement for US History. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 11
US GOVERNMENT- DUAL CREDIT DEUG
Corresponding college credit: GOVT 2305 Federal Government (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level Political Science course in which dual credit will be awarded for college Political Science and Government. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. This course meets the high school graduation requirement for US Government. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
WORLD GEOGRAPHY WGEO
This course includes a political/physical/cultural study of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
WORLD HISTORY WHIST
This course includes a study of World History from the cultural, political, economical, and geographical perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
WORLD STUDIES WRLSTH
A study of World History and representative literary works in a combined social studies and English format that will allow the student to understand how history affects the development of literature and vice versa. Students will receive credit for Pre-AP English II and AP World History. After completing the course, students will take the College Board World History AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: PAPEN1 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 1 or ENG1 - ENGLISH 1 or PAPWH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take WRLSTE - WORLD STUDIES