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Course Summary

Social Studies

6100 World History I and II (1/2 unit each)

This course focuses on world history and cultural geography. The history of the world's major culture areas will be studied in depth from Renaissance to the present. Physical and cultural geography will be integrated into the history curriculum.

6111 U.S. History 1 (1/2 unit each)

This course focuses on significant events and progress in America from Exploration through Reconstruction. Topics include Colonization, Revolution, Constitution and foundations of government, Westward Expansion, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and reconstruction. Skills in using maps, timelines, primary sources, and charts will be developed to gain an understanding of this part of American history.

6112 U.S. History 2 (1/2 unit each)

This course focuses on significant events in the period following Reconstruction, the developments leading to the United States becoming a world power, and World Wars I and II.

6113 U.S. History 3 (1/2 unit each)

This course focuses on the period following WWII. Topics include the Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement and events leading to our nation's current challenges.

6130 U.S. Government (1/2 unit)

This course examines the basic principles of the U.S. Constitution and their relationship to a well-informed individual in a free society. emphasis is placed upon the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the national government, and policy and action in the areas of: international relations, finances, current political issues and state and local government structure and function.

6270 Psychology (1/2 unit each)

This course is the study of human behavior. Students will study body rhythms, states of consciousness, learning, memory, theories of personality, the psychology of child development, adulthood, aging, and stress all in an attempt to understand "why we do what as we do."

6280 Sociology (1/2 unit each)

This course studies the patterns of human society. Topics include culture, socialization of the individual, the social organization of groups, social stratification, the role of men and women, social institutions (family, government, economics, education, belief systems, social problems), and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.







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