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WORLD HISTORY

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
10TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

World History is based on the California Content Standards for History/Social Science: World History. Students study the major turning points that shaped the modern world, from early Greek and Roman times to the present. Students trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to historical, geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts.

AP WORLD HISTORY

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
10TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an advanced course in History/Social Science: World History.   Students study the major turning points that shaped the modern world, from early Greek and Roman times to the present. Students trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to historical, geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts.  This is an advanced course that emphasizes research, writing and discussion. Prerequisite: A or B in 8th Grade History Course.

U.S. HISTORY

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
11TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
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U.S. History is based on the California Content Standards for History/Social Science: U.S. History. The course offers students a thorough understanding of modern American history and traces the development of the United States from the Spanish-American War to the present. Students review the significant factors responsible for the emergence of the United States as a major world leader. Students examine the major turning points in American history in the 20th century. Prerequisite: Completion of World History.

AP U.S. HISTORY

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
11TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

AP U.S. History meets the California Content Standards for History/Social Science: U.S. History. While preparing students for the AP exam in United States History, this course engages students in a detailed study of American history from its earliest origins to the present day. Emphasis is placed on understanding themes, cause/effect relationships, and broad examinations of social, political, cultural and economic issues that have shaped our nation. This is an advanced course that emphasizes research, writing and discussion. Prerequisite: A or B in World History or AP World History.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
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American Government is based on the California Content Standards for History/Social Science: American Government. This course is an in-depth study of the principles of American democracy. The course focuses on the institution, processes, politics, and policies that are critical to federal, state, and local government. Students learn the importance and responsibility of citizenship. They examine America’s role in the global community and the American political, social, economic, and legal systems. Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History.

AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an advanced course in History/Social Science: American Government that is based on the California Content Standards for American Government. Students undertake a thorough examination of the United States Constitution, fundamental rights, the political system, and major governmental institutions. Students engage in critical analysis of contemporary political events and are encouraged to become involved in both social and political institutions. Students enrolled in this class must take a semester of economics in addition to this course. Prerequisite: A or B in AP U.S. History or U.S. History.

ECONOMICS

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Economics is based on the California Content Standards for History/Social Science: Economics. This course focuses on fundamental national and international economic concepts such as scarcity, financial literacy, productivity, economic systems, economic institutions and incentives, stock market, supply and demand, competition and market structure, income distribution, and the role of government. This course emphasizes international trade, factors that create poverty and wealth, inflation and deflation, and government and big business fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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