Social Studies

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    World History Online / Honors World History Online (H3315S2PV)

    This course provides a study of world history. Included in the first semester of the ASD world history curriculum are the geographic regions of Greece, Rome, India, The Far East; China, Japan, Korea, and Africa. Geography, humanities, religions, government, economy, society, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which these areas of the world will be explored.


    US History Online / US History Online   H3317S2PV)

    This online course provides the study of United States history with some integration of world history. Historiography, geography, economics, government, humanities, sociology, religions, philosophy, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which US history will be examined. The first semester will investigate/explore the American experience through the post WW I era (roaring twenties) and the beginning of the Great Depression. The second semester will investigate/explore the American experience from the Great Depression through contemporary America.


    Economics Online (H3080PV)

    This course is designed to teach students economic concepts and principles and to introduce them to important economic institutions. Students will learn to apply economic reasoning to their lives as citizens, consumers, workers, and producers.

     

    Consumer Economics  Online (H3082PV) NOT NCAA APPROVED

    This course focuses on the economic way of thinking and application of basic economics with an emphasis on financial literacy. Students will explore a number of microeconomic and macroeconomic issues, and global markets as they relate to the individual in the economic system. They will learn how their economic choices affect their lives as citizens, consumers, workers, and producers.


    AP Macro  Online (H3084PV).  Prerequisite: None

    One full year meets both the economics and social studies elective requirement.

    This is a collegelevel course divided into two sections and it is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement test. The first section, microeconomics, provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, consumers and producers. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government.

    Macroeconomics is the second section of the course and provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. It places emphasis on the study of national income and price determination and also develops familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth and international economics.

     

    AP US Government Online (H3062PV )Prerequisite: None.

    Taking one semester of AP U.S. Government meets the government requirement.

    This online course is designed for the student who is capable of doing lower division college work. The AP U.S. Government class will address the following topics: 1) constitutional underpinnings of United States government, 2) political beliefs and behaviors, 3) political parties and interest groups, 4) the three branches of national government, 5) public policy making and 6) civil liberties and civil rights. This course will prepare students for the advanced placement test in U.S. Government and Politics and will fulfill the requirement for U. S. Government.

     

    US Government Online (H3075PV)

    This course is founded on the belief that to become an informed and active citizen, an understanding of government is essential. This course will feature both the structure of government and the function of politics. It will include both theory and practical application of the following: 1) foundations of United States government, 2) institutions and policymaking, 3) principles of the United States constitution, 4) roles and responsibilities of the citizens and 5) political behavior.


    Sociology Online (H30455PV)

    Human beings are complex creatures, and when we interact and begin to form relationships and societies, things become even more complicated. Are we more likely to act differently in a group than we will when we’re alone? How do we learn how to be “human”? Examine answers to these questions and many more as you explore culture, group behavior, and societal institutions and how they affect human behavior.

     

    Human Geography (H3036PV)  Typically 9th grade elective 

    This course is ideal for those curious about our world. The course concentrates on developing geographic skills and concepts so that students can ask questions about the world and then gather, organize, analyze, and apply geographic information. For example, students will study world population growth and distribution, patterns of migration, how climate affects human habitation and distribution, and how people use resources.

     

    Contemporary Problems Online (H3655PV)  

    It may seem like we live in a sometimes scary and ever-changing world. Everywhere we “look” from the homeless living on the streets, to world-wide health epidemics, to the often negative effects of our global world problems seem to appear at every corner. In Social Problems II: Crisis, Conflict, and Challenges, you’ll explore more of the challenges we face and learn what we can do to reduce the effects of these conflicts and problems. From drug abuse to terrorists to the changing nature of communities in our digital world, we can better face and solve these problems when we have a deeper understanding of their causes and influences on our lives.

     

    Criminology Online (H3615PV)

    Criminology is a study in the nature and causes of crime, its control and related punishment issues. Students will explore online why people become criminals, how we control criminals and how crime affects young people. Sample questions include: What are common crimes? How do juvenile crime patterns compare with adult? What are the different types of crimes? How do we police? What is organized crime? How does a citizen become part of the solution? How are property crime patterns different from violent crime patterns?