2018-2019 Course Catalogue

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The Department of History and Social Sciences seeks to give students a broad understanding of the sweeping changes marking the human experience. The study of history serves as “citizenship training” for students in a democratic society, linking the struggles...

[Required of all freshmen.]
While Europe provided the basis for American democracy, the rapid globalization of the world’s economy and its information resources necessitates a multi-national historical perspective. In World History I, ninth grade...

[Required of all sophomores.]
The World History II course is the completion of the World History curriculum for freshmen and sophomores. The course focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The communication, technological, and...

[This course, Honors American Studies, or US History AP is required after completion of the World History curriculum.]
This course examines key issues in American political, social, and economic history. United States History emphasizes...

[Open to juniors through application. Must be taken concurrently with the same course in the English Department.]
The Honors American Studies course centers on the study of the history, culture, and society of The United States of America, from...

[Open to students per departmental guidelines and placement. This course, US History, or Honors American Studies is required after completion of the World History curriculum.]
AP United States History is designed to develop students’ analytical...

[Open to seniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
The Advanced Placement course in European History traces the basic narrative of events and movements in European history from 1300 to 2000. This involves a study...

[Open to juniors and seniors per departmental guidelines and placement, with priority given to seniors.]
This yearlong course is equivalent to a college introductory course in American government and politics. It is designed...

[Open to juniors and seniors per departmental guidelines and placement, with priority given to seniors.]
AP Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The yearlong...

[Semester seminar open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.]
This course examines the central social, economic and political conflicts of the post-World War II era through the lenses of mass culture, athletic competition, and...

[Honors semester seminar open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors per departmental guidelines and placement.]
This semester-long honors seminar begins with an introductory survey of human rights concepts including the historical foundations...

[Fall semester seminar open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.]
This seminar examines broad themes of freedom in United States history. The course explores changing definitions of freedom across the American experience, and how...

[Open to juniors and seniors. This social science elective does not satisfy the history graduation requirement.]
This is a yearlong course covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics. As such, students take both...

[Open to juniors and seniors. This social science elective does not satisfy the history graduation requirement.]
This yearlong course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and...