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World History
9th-12th grade
No pre-requisite
World History is a full year, one credit course designed primarily for 9th graders. It covers World History from 1500 to the present. The course is divided into units exploring Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Each unit traces the major historical developments and cultural themes of the time period and as well as their connections to our world today.
 
US History
10 -12th grade
Pre-requisite: World History recommended or 10th grade if received a 2.5 GPA or better in World History
US History is a chronological American Studies approach to our country’s past with a special focus placed on analogies between historical events and contemporary issues. Contributions by all segments of American society are emphasized, as well as themes of culture, philosophy, economics, arts and politics.
 
Government
11-12th grade
Pre-requisite: US History
The Government course is a study of political and economic philosophies, the US Constitution, state and local governments. The role of a citizen is emphasized as the student studies 20th Century issues from post WWII to the present.
 
AP US History
11th-12th grade
Pre-requisite: A or B in US History and Government and teacher recommendation. This is a writing intensive course.
The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance – and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus 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.
 
Psychology/Sociology
11-12th Grade
No Pre-requisite
Psychology/Sociology is a full year, one-credit course, with one semester dedicated to each subject.
Psychology investigates behavior and mental processes with an emphasis on hands-on.activities. Topics include research methods, the biology of behavior, consciousness, learning, sensation and perception, lifespan development, personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders and treatments. Sociology focuses on human society and social behavior, examining issues in contemporary society such as culture, deviance and social control, class, race gender, and social problems.
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Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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