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Social Studies

  • World Geography, World Geography Pre AP - Grade 9 / 1.0 credit
  • World History, World History AP Grades 10-11 / 1.0 credit
  • U.S. History, U.S. History AP - Grade 11 / 1.0 credit
  • U.S. Government, U.S. Government AP Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit
  • Economics, Economics Macro AP - Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit
  • Dual Enrollment U.S. History / U.S. History I & II (1301 & 1302) Grades 11-12 / 1.0 credit (6 Sem. Hrs.)
  • Dual Enrollment Economics / Principles of Macroeconomics (2301) Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit (3 Sem. Hrs.)
  • Dual Enrollment Government / American Government I (2301) - Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit (3 Sem. Hrs.)
  • Psychology/Sociology - Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit

World Geography

Moves from continent to continent — introducing students to patterns of population, occupations, government, climate, landforms, and natural resources. Students interpret maps and graphs and fit current and historical events into their geographic settings. 
Note: A requirement for all diploma plans.

World Geography Pre-Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average or Administrator Approval. This course provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. It consists of indepth study of the world patterns of population, occupations, government, climate, landforms, natural resources, and routes of travel and trade; includes extended reading and research with interdisciplinary aspects of art, literature, music, science, and an exceptional amount of writing.

World History

Surveys the history of mankind from the first civilization to the present. Provides general information of the various cultures in the world, and compares and analyzes cultural diversities and commonalties. Emphasizes events of major historical significance and incorporates contemporary world affairs. 
Note: A requirement for all diploma plans.

World History Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average (Regular class) / 88 Average (Pre-AP class) or Administrator Approval. This course provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. It surveys the history of mankind from the first civilization to the present; provides information of the development of various cultures of the world; analyzes cultural diversities and commonalties; includes research activities, analysis of historical themes, problem solving, and development of creative projects; provides college level learning experiences for students who wish to prepare for The College Board AP Examination. 

United States History since Reconstruction

Surveys the history of the United States since Reconstruction to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post cold War eras, reform movements including civil rights, the Space Age, and the nation as a world power. Examines the impact of geographic factors on major events and analyze causes and effects of the Great Depression. Examines the impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of the federal government, and analyzes efforts to expand the democratic process. This course emphasizes the cultural diversity and the rights and responsibilities of American citizens. 
Note: A requirement for all diploma plans.

United States History Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average (Regular class) / 88 Average (Pre-AP) or Administrator Approval. This course provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. It provides the knowledge and analytical skills to deal critically with issues in American history from 1400 to the present; includes reading, interpretation, and assessment of historical materials; addresses economic, cultural, social, political, and diplomatic issues; provides college level learning experiences for students to prepare for The College Board Advanced Placement Examination.

Dual Enrollment United States History / United States History I and II (1301 & 1302)

Prerequisite: PSAT/NMQST – Composite 107, Writing -49, Reading - 50. This course provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Students must meet Texas A&M University-Kingsville criteria and completion of application. Student must submit their application and pay their fees at Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to the start of class. (6 semester hours credit)

  • HIST 1301. American History to 1877
    A survey of the United States from the era of exploration through the period of Reconstruction (1877).
  • HIST 1302. American History Since 1877
  • A survey of the United States from the period of Reconstruction (1877) to the present. 

United States Government

Includes the study of the organization and role of government at the federal, state, and local levels; the growth and jurisdiction of national government; political processes and institutions; and rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. It relates political science issues to economics, history, philosophy, and sociology. 
Note: A requirement for all diploma plans.

United States Government Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average (R) / 88 Average (A) or Administrator Approval. This course provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. It includes a review of the modern political systems and an indepth study of the organization and functions of governmental systems in the United States at the federal, state, and local levels; analyzes political processes and institutions; and emphasizes the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship; relates political science issues to economics, history, philosophy, and sociology; includes research activities, independent study, creative projects, and problem solving, and provides college level learning experiences for students to prepare for The College Board Advanced Placement Examination.

Dual Enrollment Government / American Government I (2301)

Prerequisite: English 1301 and English 1302 or concurrent enrollment in English 1301 and 1302. Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Students must meet Del Mar College criteria and completion of application. Students must submit their application and pay their fees to Del Mar College prior to the start of class. A survey of the structures, functions, and processes of the political system of the United States. Provides college level learning experiences for students. (3 Semester Hours Credit)

Economics

Emphasizes the study of the American free enterprise system, government in the American economic system, international economic relations, and consumer economics. Compares systems used by various nations to organize the production and distribution of goods and services needed by their citizens. Reviews fundamental economic theories and operations. 
Note: A requirement for all diploma plans.

Economics (Macro) Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average (R) / 88 Average (A) or Administrator Approval. Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Includes a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Emphasizes the study of national income and price determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. Includes research activities, problem solving, and creative projects. Provides college level experiences for students to prepare for The College Board Advanced Placement Examination.

Dual Enrollment Economics / Principles of Macroeconomics (2301)

Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Students must meet Texas A&M University-Kingsville criteria and completion of application. Students must submit their application and pay their fees to Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to the start of class. Economics of modern industrial society. Determinants of national income, economic stability and growth, money and banking, fiscal policy, business organization, and international trade. (3 Semester Hours Credit)

Psychology

This course provides an overview of the field of psychology including research, theory, and application. Topics to be included are: biological bases of behavior, perception and sensation, learning, emotion, cognition, motivation, personality and individual difference, and mental disorders and therapies. Introductory psychology promotes thinking about how students can apply this knowledge to enhance their lives. After taking this course, students should have a better understanding of psychology as a science and of human behavior.

Sociology

Introductory to Sociology provides information and perspectives useful in understanding all societies. Based on major theories and concepts, this course will explore societal research and practices to help determine the validity of sociological assertions based on critical reasoning, social life and socialization, and how social constraints and opportunities affect stability and change in society stratification and inequality effects of race, gender, ethnicity, age, and the role social institutions such as family, education, economy, work, religion and politics. This course also examines the complexities of social life and identifies the many variables (social, structural, intrapersonal, cultural and psychological) that influence behavior.

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