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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

9200

Advanced Modern United States History

9

1 semester

1

None

None

9201

Modern United States History

9

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation

None

9250

Advanced World Studies

10

1 semester

1

MUSH

None

2600

World Studies & Connections

10

2 semesters

2

Teacher Recommendation

None

9251

World Studies

10

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation

None

9254A&B

AP United States History

10, 11,12

2 semesters

2

Teacher Recommendation, & signed contract

Cost of AP exam

9260

AP US Government & Politics

11, 12

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation & signed contract

Cost of AP Exam

9255

United States Government

11, 12

1 semester

1

MUSH & WS

None

9261

AP Psychology

11,12

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation, & signed contract

Cost of AP Exam

9256

Psychology

11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

9257

Sociology

11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

9258

The Law and You

11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

9259

Global Issues

11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

9225

CCP Principles of Economics & Personal Finance

10, 11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None


Adv. Modern United States History - 9200 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9 
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: None

This advanced course is a study of U.S. History from the end of the Civil War to modern times.  The course begins with a review of the founding documents in U.S. History.  Emphasis is given to the emergence of the United States as a world power and the continuous struggle to live up to America’s founding ideals of equality, rights, liberty, opportunity, and democracy. Students will practice the skills of analyzing the credibility of sources, evaluating cause and effect, and using evidence to support positions.

Modern United States History - 9201 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee: None

This college prep course is a study of U.S. History from the end of the Civil War to modern times.  The course begins with a review of the founding documents in U.S. History.  Emphasis is given to the emergence of the United States as a world power and the continuous struggle to live up to America’s founding ideals of equality, rights, liberty, opportunity, and democracy. Students will practice the skills of analyzing the credibility of sources, evaluating cause and effect, and using evidence to support positions.

Advanced World Studies - 9250 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 10 
Prerequisite: Modern US History
Fee: None

This course is a general survey of World History.  Special emphasis is given to understanding the impact of world events upon Modern Western Civilization. The first quarter focuses on the history of Western Europe from the Enlightenment up to the 20th century. Topics of study include the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolutions (scientific, industrial, and democratic), and Imperialism. The second quarter focuses on 20th century history, including the World Wars, the Cold War, decolonization, conflicts in the Middle East, and the process of globalization.

World Studies & Connections - 2600 

2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade level: 10 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee: None

A program team-taught between a CBI teacher and a social studies teacher designed to educate students about options beyond high school and develop the skills necessary to be successful after high school.  In addition to the World Studies curriculum, study skills and credit recovery will be a regular focus of the course.

World Studies - 9251 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 10 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee: None

This course is a general survey of World History.  Special emphasis is given to understanding the impact of world events upon Modern Western Civilization. The first quarter deals primarily with the history of Western Europe from the Enlightenment up to the 20th century.  Topics of study included the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolutions (scientific, industrial and democratic) and the Ages of Exploration and Imperialism.  The second quarter deal primarily with 20th century history, especially the two World Wars and the Cold War. Attention will also be given to regional studies of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and the process of globalization.

AP United States History – 9254 A&B 

2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade Level: 10, 11,12
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract
Fee: Cost of AP exam

The Advanced Placement American History course is a college level course taught as an in-depth study of American history from pre-exploration to the 2000s.  This course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Examination.  A passing grade on this exam earns the student college credit for freshman level American History.  Students in the class are selected based on a high standard of achievement in Modern American History and World Studies, PSAT and PLAN scores, and approval of the instructor.  The AP student must be mature enough to devote his/her energies to a course of study that requires more than proficiency.  The AP student should be willing to contribute knowledge as well as receive knowledge.

Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics – 9260 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11,12
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract
Fee: Cost of AP exam

The Advanced Placement United States Government course is a college level course taught as an in-depth study of United States Government and Politics. This course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. This course will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. The AP U.S. government student must be mature enough to devote his/her energies to a course of study that requires more than proficiency. Students in the class are selected based on a high standard of achievement in Modern United States History and World Studies and teacher recommendation.

United States Government - 9255 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: MUSH and WS
Fee: None

This course is a study of the US federal system of government.  This course begins with developing a deeper understanding of the Constitution and the debates over federal powers.  Units of study will focus on civic participation, citizenship rights and responsibilities, the role of the three branches in making public policy, the government’s role in the economy, and Ohio state law.  National, state and local government will be analyzed and studied.  Emphasis will be placed on developing students’ role as a citizen in our governmental structure.

AP Psychology - 9261  

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11,12
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract
Fee: Cost of AP exam

This course is a semester long course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the physiological facts, principles. and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The topics covered include Research Methods, Biological Basis of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Life-Span and Development, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Behavior and Treatment, and Social Psychology. AP Psychology is one of the most broad and extensive courses offered by the College Board. The course can be applied to cover 136 occupational job careers, and is consistent with the requirements of 60 college majors. A score of 3 or higher on the AP exam taken in May will allow for college credit. The exact number of credit hours changes depending on the institution.

Psychology - 9256

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: None

This course is a basic introduction of psychology that designed to introduce students to the study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students will evaluate elements of psychology and its history, areas of the brain and their function, occupational opportunities within the psychology field, perspectives or schools of psychology, research and data finding, elements of learning, cognition, and memory, emotion and behavior, stress and mental disorders, and body language.

Sociology - 9257 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: None

This course is an introduction into the behavioral science of sociology.  Areas of study will include basic social institutions, the organization and components of culture, the development of roles and social values, and how society shapes the behavior of its members.

The Law and You - 9258 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: None

This course reviews the sources and different kinds of laws. Particular attention is paid to the operation and organization of the courts, legal procedure, criminal and civil law, and how our legal system works.

Global Issues - 9259 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: None

Global Issues is divided into four units: World Geography & Globalization, Globalization and Diplomacy, Globalization and Civil/Human Rights and Globalization and Economic/Environmental Impacts.  We will discover the answers to the essential questions such as: How do movements of people, products, and ideas redefine regions? Does globalization foster cooperation or conflict among regions? How do governments and societies balance individual rights and the common good? How has globalization impacted civil and human rights in the world? How does the protection or pursuit of resources lead to conflict or cooperation?  We have the flexibility to incorporate current events into the unit.  This course is designed to be interactive and include student-led discussions and activities. 

College Credit Plus Principles of Economics and Personal Finance - 9225 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Fee: None

This course will examine personal financial choices and use cost/benefit analysis. We will specifically examine interest rates, credit, debt and the impact of one’s consumer choices. Economics and Personal Finance will also devote time to substantial study of the principles of market economies, interaction with the United States government and the evolving global economy. This course meets the financial literacy requirement.