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This Advanced Placement Human Geography course will introduce students to the study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of Earth’s surface. In-depth concepts to be covered include population, political organization, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use. Students in this course should expect to complete a rigorous mix of readings, reflections and exams. After taking the course, students will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Human Geography test in May to potentially qualify for college credit.
Textbook Deposit of $75 will be collected at the start of the class and refunded when all books are returned.
Register for both Sem A and Sem B to complete the entire sequence in preparation for the AP Exam. This may be done in fall and spring, or spring of one year and fall of the next.
Students will need to register for and take the AP Exam at their local school. Consult your counselor for the procedures at your school.
This course will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. The course lasts one semester and qualifies for 1 semester credit.
In Geography the student will learn about various regions including; human population, regional pattern of culture groups/political units, present patterns of economic activity, characteristics of local/global settlements as well as how humans interact/adapt with the environment.
Every purchase, lease, contract, marriage, divorce, arrest, crime or traffic violation places the citizen face-to-face with the law. Law & Order is designed to provide students with an understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities.
This course is a one-semester course that covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, ethics, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development, and psychopathology.
Sociology is the study of groups and group interactions, societies and social interactions, from small and personal groups to very large groups. A group of people who live in a defined geographic area, who interact with one another, and who share a common culture is what sociologists call a society.
This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, religious, cultural and economic developments of early American history.
This course focuses on the major world religions as practiced in America. The study of the world’s religions is a lifelong journey. This course is designed to provide structure to help you organize your thoughts and enable you to make intelligent assessments about religion. You will be introduced to each faith by leading advocates of the tradition. Religion is a basic building block for society worldwide, and this course will enable you to grow in understanding and appreciation of the many faith communities around the world.
World Studies students investigate areas of the world both past and present using interdisciplinary approaches. Concepts and methods from history, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, and economics are used to learn about cultures other than our own. Students will learn important lessons from the past. Students will also be encouraged to analyze current international issues from a variety of viewpoints using skills learned and practiced in the course.
This course will provide students will continue to build on students’ knowledge of American Government.
This course will involve reading the text and using the Internet and other media sources.
Semester Requirements: Units 1-6
Trimester Requirements: Units 1-3 & Units 5-6
Quarter A: Units 1-3 and
Quarter B: Units 4-6