Global Studies I Regents / Honors
Grade 9 Credit: 1
This course is the first year of a two-year sequence in Global Studies. It is the study of the development of civilization and history of Africa, Europe, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The course begins with early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. The curriculum then expands into the Classical and Medieval Eras with an emphasis on the interaction, and at times, isolation of peoples throughout history. The chronology of the course begins with the Neolithic Revolution (circa 9,000 BC) and finishes during the Age of Exploration (circa 1500 AD).
Prerequisites: Completion and passing 8th Grade (HONORS: history average of 90 or above and teacher recommendation)
Global Studies I Regents
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
AP World History
Grade 10-12 Credit: 1
The Advance Placement program in World History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills 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. 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 Regents.
Prerequisites: Mastery of Global I (90 average, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic vice principal).
Global Studies II Regents
Grade 10 Credit: 1
The Global Studies II course is the second year of the required two-year sequence. The course continues to examine the relationship of societies across the world from the Age of Exploration through the present era and covers the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries in depth in order to explain issues in the modern world. 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: Completion and passing of Global History Part I
AP US History
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 course. 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. Juniors will be given NYS US History Regents at conclusion of the course in June.
Prerequisites: Mastery of Global History and Geography I-II or AP World (minimum 90 GPA, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic vice principal)
US History Regents
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. Students will be given NYS US History Regents at the conclusion of the course.
Prerequisites: Completion of Global History and Geography I & II or AP World History
Grade 12 Credit: .5
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 is the discussion 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.
Political Science (CHS)
This course is designed to provide a general introduction to political thought and the practice of politics. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of the different political ideas, institutions, and systems, on the state, national and international levels.