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U.S.
GOVERNMENT

Course number: 5541
Credit: ½ unit
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the foundations of the U.S. government with extensive study of the U.S. Constitution. It also includes a thorough examination of the functions of the three branches of government, along with the functions of state and local government and how they interact.

 



OKLAHOMA
HISTORY

Course number: 5620  
Credit: ½ unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class traces early exploration of Oklahoma and its transition from a wilderness area to the present time. Included are the Five Civilized Tribes, cattle drives, land runs, and the foundations of the state of Oklahoma and its growth from statehood to present day.

 

 

 US HISTORY

Course number: 5411
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11
Prerequisite: None

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class traces US history from the 1850s to the present. It begins with a background on slavery, and covers the Civil War, and Reconstruction, Westward expansion, Industrialization, World Wars I and II, and modern history and conflicts

 



U.S.
HISTORY (HONORS)

Course number: 5415
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11,12
Prerequisite: Signature required
 
Weighted class. Students must  maintain a “B” average in course to  attend 2nd semester.

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to cover the time period from 1850 to present day. The climate of this course will be rigorous and fast-paced. Students will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. Students will learn to assess historical materials by their relevance and importance. 

 




WORLD HISTORY

Course number: 5731
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 10
Prerequisite: None

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a study of world culture from the dawn of civilization to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the geographical concepts and how people and nations are affected. Through a study of the interrelationships of these cultures, the course will provide a better understanding of current affairs and the interdependence of nations.

 

 

 
WORLD HISTORY (HONORS)

Course number: 5732 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 10
Prerequisites: None, students must
Weighted class: maintain a C average in course to attend 2nd semester.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the history of the world’s major civilization from the Stone Age toward the modern day. Focus will be on the understanding of causal relationships within and among cultures, human/environmental interaction and the means of historical inquiry. Students will develop effective history-related reading and writing skills with frequent independent study required.

 

 

 


SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES

 

CURRENT ISSUES

Course number: 5510 
Credit: ½ unit
Grade level: 10,11, 12 
Prerequisite: None
 


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is built on contemporary issues of our day stressing world government, international affairs, and cultural geography. This will be an active class full of debate and class discussions. Text will focus on newsmagazines, newspaper articles, and T.V. news analysis.

 


 

Civil War

Course number
Credit: 1 
Grade level: 10, 11, 12


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Civil War was a revolutionary time in the history of the United States. It was perhaps, even more so than that of the American Revolution because it defined us as a country and the lingering effects of this catastrophic war still haunt us to day.
This course over the Civil War in the United States will cover the time period leading up to the war, the war years and the twelve years after the war known as reconstruction. The course will cover the origins of slavery in the United States, the abolition movement, the causes of the civil War, the military strategy of both the North and the South, the technology of the war, and in-depth look at President Lincoln and the assassination of this controversial leader, the effects the war had on freed slaves and the development of the North and South after the war.

 

 


PSYCHOLOGY

Course number: 5641
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is the study of the theories and principles of psychology, human development, social and environmental factors, personality development and mental disturbances. It is a college prep class and will challenge students to use introspection, interviews, discussion and research in order to better understand others and themselves.

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY (AP)

Course number: 5645
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission


 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide a comprehensive survey of modern concepts in psychology, the study of human thought and behavior. It is presented as an introductory college-level course with the curriculum designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam at the end of the year. Instructional style is student-centered, requiring introspection, critical thinking, emotional maturity and frequent independent stud
y.

 

 

WORLD RELIGIONS

Course number: 5750
Credit: ½
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides a study of the world’s major religions. Emphasis will be placed on the origins of the religions, the impact each religion has made on history, society and culture, and the impact they have on the world today.


 



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