Principals of Democracy/American Government, College Prep (5 periods, 2.5 credits) -Elective
In the first semester of this course students are asked to think critically about the events and issues that have shaped the US political system and affected its place in the global community. This study of government will focus on the themes of political foundations, constitutional government, political processes, world affairs and citizenship.
Contemporary World Studies, College Prep (5 periods, 2.5 credits) or (5 periods, 5 credits) -Elective
Contemporary World Studies is a one semester elective course offered at the 11th and 12th grade level. The general focus of this class is to study current world issues focusing on post World War II years. This course emphasizes geography, politics, economics and culture. Students in this course will rely heavily on various sources of the media. Topics will include terrorism, the environment, political movements, and the struggle for world peace as well as headline news.