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Social Science Department Course Descriptions

AP European History Students in this collegelevel course analyze the development of the ideas, personalities, civilizations, and institutions of the nations of Europe from the Renaissance to the present. Using the tools of the social sciences, including primary source documents, written and oral records, geography, social anthropology, and technology, students use historical evidence to answer documentbased questions on the interdependence and interrelatedness of the European community economically, politically, and culturally. Students complete summer reading assignments in preparation for their fall AP class.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisites: World Studies and US History or AP US History _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP Government and Politics

Equivalent to a collegelevel course, students analyze perspectives on government and politics in the United States in preparation for the Advanced Placement examination in United States Government and Politics. Using specific case studies, students identify and critically evaluate various institutions, groups, public policies, civil rights, and liberties that constitute U.S. politics. Students analyze the philosophy of the American ideological consensus, the process behind elections, the trends and patterns in the electorate’s behavior, and the impact of mass media and political players on the system and its components. Students complete summer reading assignments in preparation for their AP class.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program. Prerequisites: World Studies and US History or AP US History 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP Psychology

In this collegelevel psychology course (equivalent to Psychology 100), students will prepare rigorously for the AP Psychology exam. In this class students will analyze the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Topics will include the following: history of psychology as a science, prominent psychologists and their theories, motivation and emotion, memory, states of consciousness, research methods, learning principles and applications, human development from infancy through old age, theories of personality development, and psychological disorders. Students analyze interpretive readings and reallife case studies. They will interpret data, participate in small group activities, and research projects and experiments. Students will be challenged to question group behavior and motivation for why people do the things they do.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program. Prerequisites: World Studies and US History or AP US History 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP United States History

Students in this collegelevel course critically analyze and authoritatively discuss the historical development and significant social issues that have shaped United States history. Students write brief argumentative essays, use historical evidence to answer documentbased questions, complete extensive reading assignments, and create projects demonstrating and supporting their interpretation of events, which are discussed and debated to support a variety of viewpoints. Students complete summer reading assignments in preparation for their fall AP history class.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Prerequisites: None _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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