Grade 9 Credit: 1 This course is the first year of a two-year sequence in Global Studies. It is a study of the cultures and history of Africa, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The course begins with early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, India, and China. The emphasis is on the growth of these civilizations and their relationship to the culture of Western Europe. The Honors course is designed to create additional assignments and challenges and prepare students for AP World History. Prerequisites: Completion and passing 8th Grade social studies with an average of 93 or above and/or teacher recommendation)
Grade 9 Credit: 1 This course is the first year of a two-year sequence in Global Studies. It is a study of the cultures and history of Africa, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The course begins with early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, India, and China. The emphasis is on the growth of these civilizations and their relationship to the culture of Western Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of Social Studies 8 and passing 8th Grade
Grade 10-12 Credit: 1 The Advance Placement program in World History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in modern World History. The course is rigorous in the sense that it covers the “big picture” of all of World History beginning with Neolithic Man and ending with the Modern Era. The course is divided into five main periods of history. Each period will be followed by only one large exam per marking period. Students should expect between forty-five minutes to an hour of AP World homework per night between 4-5 nights per week. Weekend assignments are the norm, not the exception. Take home essay assignments supplement in-class examinations. Two historical books will be read during the year in addition to the text and will require writing assignments. Students are required to sit for both the AP Exam and the NYS Global History and Geography Regents. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the course are to develop the following: An understanding of some of the principal themes in modern World History An ability to analyze historical evidence An ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing Prerequisites: Mastery of Global 9 (92 average or better, passage of AP entrance exam, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic associate principal)
Grade 10 Credit: 1 The Global Studies II course is a study of world civilization from pre-historic to modern times. All major cultures are studied to learn their contributions to the development of world civilization. In the Regents class, a wide variety of important concepts are reviewed in order to enable the student to achieve on the New York State Regents Examination and at the same time cultivate an appreciation of the discipline of Social Studies. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Global Studies 9
Grade 11-12 Credit: 1 The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in Unites States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college history courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. An Advanced Placement United States 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. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Global Studies 9 and 10 or AP World History (92 average or better, passage of AP entrance exam, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic associate principal)
Grade 11 Credit: 1 This course provides students with an overview of American history as well as preparation for the New York State Regents examination. All major periods, events, and themes are covered from Colonial America through the Modern Era. Prerequisites: Completion of Global History and Geography 9 & 10 or AP World History
Grade 12 Credit: .5 Government This course covers the function of the US Government including the election process, and the influence the media has on government. The learning process is facilitated by a lecture and class discussion approach.
Grade 12 Credit: .5 Economics This course involves the study of choice, cost and benefit as it relates to individuals and society as a whole. This course highlights the structure of the free market system of the United States and the reasons for the success of the system as well as its shortcomings.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 Sociology examines the basic strategies humans have developed to insure the continuing survival of the species. The course itself is broken down into six main areas: Culture, Roles, Groups, Socialization, Deviance, and Stratification. The learning process is facilitated by a lecture-class discussion approach. There is a definite homework requirement and a short hypothesis paper each semester.