Shelton High School

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Social Studies Courses 2014-15

Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics
Grades: 12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
AP U.S. Government and Politics is a course that provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, essay writing and interpretation of original documents. Class expectations include considerable homework and informed participation in discussion. Students taking this course are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics exam in May for college credit. Civics requirement and a 0.50 elective are earned with successful completion of this course.
Prerequisite: Strong reading skills (1031 or higher on SRI) and writing skills.


Advanced Placement U.S. History A and B

Grades: 11; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
AP U.S. History covers American history, geography, economics and politics from Pre-Columbian to present. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, essay writing and interpretation of original documents. Class expectations include considerable homework and a required summer reading component. Students taking this course are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam in May for college credit.
Prerequisite: Strong reading skills (1031 or higher on SRI) and writing skills.


Contemporary World Issues

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
C.W.I. (Contemporary World Issues) is designed for students interested in current world events and engaging issues. Students will gain knowledge of current national and international events and how they affect the lives of students.
Prerequisite: None.


World Studies A and B or Bilingual World Studies A and B

Grades: 10; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
World Studies is a year long course combining world geography with students’ deeper understanding of social studies concepts on a global scale from 1450 to the present with an emphasis in the 20th century. Students enrolled in bilingual must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish.
Prerequisite: None


Advanced Placement World History A and B

Grades: 10; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
AP World History covers world history, geography, economics, and politics from pre-history to present. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, essay writing and interpretation of original documents. Class expectations include considerable homework and a required summer reading component. Students taking this course are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement World History exam in May for college credit.
Prerequisite: Strong reading skills (1031 or higher on SRI) and writing skills.


Leadership

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Leadership is a hands-on class that teaches students how to plan, implement and evaluate projects related to school and community. The course gives students the chance to work with other highly motivated students, capable of working independently in completing original projects. This class is required for ASB officers and is highly recommended for officers in other student run clubs and organizations.
Prerequisite: None.


Sociology

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Sociology is a scientific approach to understanding the patterns, conflicts, and symbols that guide social life. The class explores culture, social inequality, social institutions, social change, and how they each connect to lives of students.
Prerequisite: None


Psychology 2

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Psychology 2 is designed for students that want to continue with a deeper appreciation of psychology. Students will study the structure and function of different areas of the brain. Emphasis will also be placed on the study, treatment, and therapy of mental disorders.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Psychology 1.


Psychology 1

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Psychology 1 is an introduction to the classical theories of psychology and psychological methods. Students will study areas that include motivation and emotion, classical and operant learning (conditioning) and memory. The class will also have a major emphasis on the development of people from birth to death.
Prerequisite: None


Civics or Bilingual Civics

Grades: 12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course will focus on the concepts of federal, state, and local government organization and procedures. Included are rights and responsibilities of citizens and current and electoral issues, including elections, ballot measures, initiatives, and referenda. Class expectations include attendance at a civic meeting. Students enrolled in bilingual must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish.
Prerequisite: None.


U.S. History A and B or Bilingual U.S. History A and B

Grades: 11; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
U.S. History identifies and analyzes major issues, movements, people, and events in the U.S. from 1870 to the present. An understanding of the politics, economics, geography, and history of this country are emphasized. Students enrolled in bilingual must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish.
Prerequisite: None


Pacific Northwest History or Bilingual Pacific Northwest History

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Pacific Northwest History will identify major events, people, places, and issues in the Pacific Northwest and the impact of these on the historical development of Washington State. This course may be offered as a make-up course to students that did not previously pass this state requirement prior to high school. Students enrolled in bilingual must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish.
Prerequisite: None

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