• American Government

    This class will be an in depth look at the United States government as a whole as well as a discussion of individual court cases. Seniors taking this course need to understand that the United States is only as great as the people who live in it. In order for the country to thrive, states, cities, churches, civic organizations, and neighborhoods must thrive. This course is necessary to give you the knowledge and motivation to participate in groups that move America forward. In U.S. Government we will analyze the roots of American Democracy and how those forms of State and Federal government work today.

    Human Geography

    Focuses on a branch of geography dealing with how human activity affects or is influenced by the earth’s surface. Human geographers are concerned with the “who”, “what”, “where”, “why”, and “when” of humans, their interrelationships and their relationship to the environment. Some of the topics covered in this course are Ethnicity, Religion, and Political Geography. We attempt to discuss all of these topics without bias and analyzing why we have biases about these topics. 

    U.S History 

    History in general is not a list of names and dates that need to be memorized, it is full of events and people that we should get to know. Those events and those people have an effect on everything we can and cannot do in this country today. In this History course we will start by talking about the United States Constitution and work our way towards discussing the Post-Cold War Era. We use primary sources as our main text in class to try to understand history. We use primary sources as our main text in class to try to understand history. We also create our own country, with its own constitution, and follow our country through the events of history to determine how “we” would have done it.

    World History

    World history is the study of the entire world, the highlights from Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and the Vikings. We will cover ancient civilizations, conquest, war, and diplomacy throughout the major empires that have risen and fallen throughout the world.

    Ancient Civilizations

    (3000 BCE – 1200 CE) World History is a record of past events as seen through a global perspective. The study of world history is the broadest and most searching approach to the question of who we are as both individuals and members of groups. Exploring how humankind has changed since its hominid ancestors walked the earth is the best way to grapple with the question of what makes us special, in fact, unique, in relation to other living species. In this class you will not only look at how humans have affected the world, but how the world has affected humans.

    Sociology

    This course illustrates how the groups, or social structures, that one belongs to have a profound influence on the way you think, feel, and act. Sociology looks at groups rather than individuals. Major themes include deviance and social control, inequalities of gender and age, family and marriage, and social issues.

    Economics

    The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth, we will be taking an in-depth look at both Micro and Macro Economics. Having a basic understanding of how both the economic system of the United States and that of the World will help you to be prosperous in your adult life. We will cover many simple concepts such as Supply and demand and inflation as well as some complex concepts like the Optimizing Individual and Buying on Margin. I am not a huge fan of dates but you will be able to explain why 1776, 1929, and 2001 can either make or break your own bank account.