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World History 43032X0
The World History course will address six (6) periods in the study of World History, with a key focus of study from the mid 15th century to present. The standards of this course are grouped in a way that reflects accepted periodization by historians. The learning standards of this course will focus around a basic core of chronologically-organized periods and events in history. Students taking this course will study major turning points that shaped the modern world. Students coming to this course are expected to have a firm foundation in the themes and tools of geography and early, ancient and classical civilizations from their K-8 experience.
The desired outcome of this course is that students develop relevant enduring understandings of current world issues and relate them to their historical, political, economic, geographical and cultural contexts. As students examine the historical roots of significant events, ideas, movements, and phenomena, they encounter the contributions and patterns of civilizations of the past and societies around the world. Students taking this course will broaden their historical perspectives as they explore ways societies have dealt with continuity and change, exemplified by concepts such as civilization, revolution, government, economics, war, stability, movement, technology, etc.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: This course is required for all incoming freshman.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
World History Honors 43035X0
Honors World History course will address six (6) periods in the study of World History, with a key focus of study from the mid 15th century to present with a more detailed focus than the traditional course. The standards of this course are grouped in a way that reflects accepted periodization by historians. The learning standards of this course will focus around a basic core of chronologically-organized periods and events in history. Students taking this course will study major turning points that shaped the modern world. Students coming to this course are expected to have a firm foundation in the themes and tools of geography and early, ancient and classical civilizations from their K-8 experience.
The desired outcome of this course is that students develop relevant enduring understandings of current world issues and relate them to their historical, political, economic, geographical and cultural contexts. As students examine the historical roots of significant events, ideas, movements, and phenomena, they encounter the contributions and patterns of civilizations of the past and societies around the world. Students taking this course will broaden their historical perspectives as they explore ways societies have dealt with continuity and change, exemplified by concepts such as civilization, revolution, government, economics, war, stability, movement, technology, etc. This course will place greater importance on research and will require students to think, write and produce products of a higher level than the traditional course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties 43082X0
This course is designed to tell the historical narrative of the struggles, successes and similarities of diverse groups of twentieth-century Americans who protested on behalf of civil liberties and civil rights. Students will examine stories of the twentieth century social movements for greater freedom and equality led be and for various groups of Americans.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Turning Points in American History 43092X0
This course is designed to emphasize, in greater depth, 10-15 key turning points in American History. These turning points would be "hinge" events in our nation's history, caused by, and subsequently contributing to, major social, cultural, political, and/or economic events. Possible Turning Points: Election of 1800, Mexican-American War, Chicago's World Fair, the 19th Amendment, WIlliam McKinley's assassination, the Scopes-Monkey Trial, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Bible History 48002X0BH
This course is a study of early world history as outlined from a Biblical viewpoint. This includes a look at the history and culture of people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as well as the New Testament. The major objectives of this course are to give a basic overview of the content of the book with emphasis given to outline its influence on other works of culture, on the development of language, and on historical perspective.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Class cannot be repeated for credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics 42092X0AH
Civics and Economics provides a framework for understanding the basic framework of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance. This course is organized into three strands – Civics and Government, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. The Civics and Government strand is framed to develop students’ increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the knowledge of how to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict. The Economic and Personal Financial Literacy strands are framed to provide students with an understanding of the role economic factors play in making economic decisions, the ability to reason logically about key economic issues and the knowledge and skills needed to manage personal financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics Honors 42095X0AHH
Honors Civics and Economics provides a more detailed framework for understanding the basic framework of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance. This course is organized into three strands – Civics and Government, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. The Civics and Government strand is framed to develop students’ increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the knowledge of how to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict. The Economic and Personal Financial Literacy strands are framed to provide students with an understanding of the role economic factors play in making economic decisions, the ability to reason logically about key economic issues and the knowledge and skills needed to manage personal financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. This course will place greater importance on research and will require students to think, write and produce products of a higher level than the traditional course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 10
Sociology 44002X0
This course is designed to help students explore social issues including religion, families, conformity, self, ethnic relations, gender roles, etc. It will introduce everyday problems, current controversies, social interactions, as well as various theories of social change.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Criminal Justice 48002X0CJ
This course is designed to introduce students to the various careers in all the major areas of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice fields. In addition to this, the students will be provided with the information to develop tools necessary to work and succeed in the Criminal Justice community. The class will include in-depth group discussion, guest speakers, thought provoking individual & group assignments and detailed lectures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
American History I 43042X0
American History I begins with the study of European exploration of the New World and follows the history of the United States through the Reconstruction period. Students will examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States from European exploration and colonial settlement to the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students will learn about important political and economic factors that contributed to the development of colonial America and the outbreak of the American Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution, including the writing and key ideas of the US Constitution. The course will guide students as they study the establishment of political parties, America’s westward expansion and Manifest Destiny, the growth of sectionalism, how the sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequences of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
American History I Honors 43045X0
Honors American History I involves a detailed study of European exploration of the New World and follows the history of the United States through the Reconstruction period. Students will examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States from European exploration and colonial settlement to the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students will learn about important political and economic factors that contributed to the development of colonial America and the outbreak of the American Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution, including the writing and key ideas of the US Constitution. The course will guide students as they study the establishment of political parties, America’s westward expansion and Manifest Destiny, the growth of sectionalism, how the sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequences of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
American History I Honors: AP Prep 43045X0AP
This course is the first part of the year long AP US History course of study. It is designed to prepare students to sit for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. This course will be offered in the fall semester and will focus on text and non-textbook based primary source material, scholarly works in the subject area, and other document and archival materials. Topics covered will include the settlement of America; the colonial period and Revolutionary Era; the foundations of the American republic; westward expansion, sectionalism; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. The majority of student work will be directed toward both writing skills in preparation for the free response portions of the AP Examination, as well as factual information for both the AP and the NC Final Exams. One weighted credit will be given to students who successfully complete the course and sit for the AP Examination. This course satisfies the requirement for the American History I course under the Founding Principles Act. Students will be responsible for sitting for the NC Final Exam for American History I.
COURSE NOTE: This is a year-long course and must be paired with AP US History.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 4A077X0 - AP United States History
American History II 43052X0
American History II will guide students from the late nineteenth century time period through the early 21st century. Students will examine the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to present times. The essential standards of American History II will trace the development of the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minority groups and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
American History II Honors 43055X0
Honors American History II will guide students in a very detailed examination of late nineteenth century time period through the early 21st century. Students will examine the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to present times. The essential standards of Honors American History II will trace the development of the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minority groups and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
Psychology 44032X0
This course scientifically studies human and animal behaviors and experiences. The student will learn about emotions, motivations, memory, human development, learning, personality development, sleep, dreams, and mental disorders.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
AP Psychology 4A057X0
This course is an in-depth college-level class that gives the student an introductory look into the field of psychology. Sixteen topics will be covered ranging from research and the biological bases of behavior to psychotherapy and social behavior. By scoring 3 or above on the AP exam most colleges will give the student credit for the Introduction to Psychology course at their respective universities. In order to receive weighted credit, students must take the AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: At least an 85 in Honors level social studies classes
AP Government & Politics 4A067X0
This course will provide students an intellectual foundation for observing, analyzing, and understanding national politics in the United States. Using primary and secondary source documents, as well as analysis of specific examples, students will examine and evaluate the institutions of American government, political parties and elections, mass media, political behavior, public policies, and the development of individual rights and liberties and their impact on citizens. The content of this course is the equivalent to that of an introductory college course in US Government and Politics. In order to receive weighted credits, students must successfully complete the course and take the AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 42095X0AHH - American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics Honors or 4A077X0 - AP United States History
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Student must have a positive recommendation from his/her English II & III teachers and all previous social studies teachers.
AP United States History 4A077X0
This course is the second part of the year-long Advanced Placement US History course of study. It is designed to prepare students to sit for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. This course will be offered in the spring semester and will focus on text and non-textbook based primary source material, scholarly works in the subject area, and other document and archival materials. Topics covered will include industrialization; the Progressive Era; the rise of the United States as a world power; the Cold War; and the role of the United States in the modern world. The majority of student work will be directed toward both writing skills in preparation for the free response and document-based essay portions of the AP Examination, as well as factual information for both the AP and NC Final Exams. Two weighted credits will be given to students who successfully complete the course and sit for the AP Examination.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Approved student application
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 43045X0AP - American History I Honors: AP Prep
European History Honors (AP Prep) 48005X0EH
This is the AP prep course to AP European History. The two classes must be paired together.
COURSE NOTE: Teacher approval required. Companion to AP European History.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 4A017X0 - AP European History
AP European History 4A017X0
The AP program in European History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in European History. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those of full-year introductory college courses. Students are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of basic chronology and major events and trends from the Renaissance through the Cold War. Students should take the National AP Exam at the end of the year especially since some form of World History is required at all major universities. In order to receive weighted credit, students must take the AP exam.
COURSE NOTE: Must be paired with European History Honors to make a complete year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 42092X0AH - American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics or 43055X0 - American History II Honors
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Instructor approval is required and approved student application is required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 48005X0EH - European History Honors (AP Prep)
Social Studies Electives
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties 43082X0
This course is designed to tell the historical narrative of the struggles, successes and similarities of diverse groups of twentieth-century Americans who protested on behalf of civil liberties and civil rights. Students will examine stories of the twentieth century social movements for greater freedom and equality led be and for various groups of Americans.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Turning Points in American History 43092X0
This course is designed to emphasize, in greater depth, 10-15 key turning points in American History. These turning points would be "hinge" events in our nation's history, caused by, and subsequently contributing to, major social, cultural, political, and/or economic events. Possible Turning Points: Election of 1800, Mexican-American War, Chicago's World Fair, the 19th Amendment, WIlliam McKinley's assassination, the Scopes-Monkey Trial, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Bible History 48002X0BH
This course is a study of early world history as outlined from a Biblical viewpoint. This includes a look at the history and culture of people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as well as the New Testament. The major objectives of this course are to give a basic overview of the content of the book with emphasis given to outline its influence on other works of culture, on the development of language, and on historical perspective.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Class cannot be repeated for credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Sociology 44002X0
This course is designed to help students explore social issues including religion, families, conformity, self, ethnic relations, gender roles, etc. It will introduce everyday problems, current controversies, social interactions, as well as various theories of social change.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Criminal Justice 48002X0CJ
This course is designed to introduce students to the various careers in all the major areas of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice fields. In addition to this, the students will be provided with the information to develop tools necessary to work and succeed in the Criminal Justice community. The class will include in-depth group discussion, guest speakers, thought provoking individual & group assignments and detailed lectures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Psychology 44032X0
This course scientifically studies human and animal behaviors and experiences. The student will learn about emotions, motivations, memory, human development, learning, personality development, sleep, dreams, and mental disorders.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
AP Psychology 4A057X0
This course is an in-depth college-level class that gives the student an introductory look into the field of psychology. Sixteen topics will be covered ranging from research and the biological bases of behavior to psychotherapy and social behavior. By scoring 3 or above on the AP exam most colleges will give the student credit for the Introduction to Psychology course at their respective universities. In order to receive weighted credit, students must take the AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: At least an 85 in Honors level social studies classes
AP Government & Politics 4A067X0
This course will provide students an intellectual foundation for observing, analyzing, and understanding national politics in the United States. Using primary and secondary source documents, as well as analysis of specific examples, students will examine and evaluate the institutions of American government, political parties and elections, mass media, political behavior, public policies, and the development of individual rights and liberties and their impact on citizens. The content of this course is the equivalent to that of an introductory college course in US Government and Politics. In order to receive weighted credits, students must successfully complete the course and take the AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 42095X0AHH - American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics Honors or 4A077X0 - AP United States History
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Student must have a positive recommendation from his/her English II & III teachers and all previous social studies teachers.
European History Honors (AP Prep) 48005X0EH
This is the AP prep course to AP European History. The two classes must be paired together.
COURSE NOTE: Teacher approval required. Companion to AP European History.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 4A017X0 - AP European History
AP European History 4A017X0
The AP program in European History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in European History. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those of full-year introductory college courses. Students are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of basic chronology and major events and trends from the Renaissance through the Cold War. Students should take the National AP Exam at the end of the year especially since some form of World History is required at all major universities. In order to receive weighted credit, students must take the AP exam.
COURSE NOTE: Must be paired with European History Honors to make a complete year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 42092X0AH - American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics or 43055X0 - American History II Honors
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Instructor approval is required and approved student application is required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 48005X0EH - European History Honors (AP Prep)