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Social Sciences

CHS history courses coincide in sequence with the literature courses as much as possible.
Social Sciences Faculty
Name Email Course
    US History, AP US History
Ludwig Gustafson lgustafson@chsfalcons.org World History I, World History II
Karen Schlosser kschlosser@chsfalcons.org Psychology
Ann Lawson alawson@chsfalcons.org World History I, AP European
Kelly Williams kwilliams@chsfalcons.org Economics
Leta Hix lhix@chsfalcons.org Government, AP Government

World History I
This ninth grade course involves the study of human development from the Stone Age through the Middle Ages. It emphasizes the broad recurrent historical themes by interpretation of social, economic, and political developments in both the Western and non-Western worlds. Geographical study completes this course.

One credit

U.S. History
This tenth grade course involves the study of the development and progression of ideas and events of the United States. The course covers the colonial period through modern times. It emphasizes critical thinking skills while it investigates the United States’ role in world affairs.

One credit

World History II
This eleventh grade course provides an introduction to part two of World History. It covers the Renaissance through the Contemporary World. It emphasizes critical thinking skills while it studies the role individuals and nations play in the global society.

One credit

Government
This one semester course for twelfth grade students gives a broad overview of the policies and institutions in the United States government. It covers the foundation, branches, and the Constitution of the government. It emphasizes analytical skills while encouraging the students to become active citizens.

0.5 Credit

Economics
This one semester course for twelfth grade students describes the basic characteristics of the American economic system. It covers the economic principles that influence business decisions and the role of government and individuals in a capitalist economy. The course emphasizes personal finances.

0.5 Credit

Psychology
This course presents an overview of the science of the mind.  The areas covered encompass the personality theories as well as developmental psychology.  The developmental model also covers personality disorders and treatment. 

One credit

Sociology
This course is a study of the interaction of groups in society.  It covers cultural diversity and customs of many nationalities and ethnic subgroups. 

One credit

Local Government/ Current Events
The goals of these courses are to give students an insight into the workings of the local governments. Emphasis is placed on the responsibilities of citizenship and voting. Students should become familiar with local politics and its effect on daily life in the community. Current events will cover more than just the local scene. Watching the news and reading newspapers and magazines will help familiarize students with what is going on in the world as well as our communities.

One credit

AP US History
This college level course, taken primarily by tenth grade students, examines the evolution of the political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural history of the United States. It is a comprehensive study of critical issues and events of American history.
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

One credit

AP European History
This college level course, taken primarily by eleventh grade students, covers the time period from the Renaissance through the end of the 20th century. The course includes a focused look at European politics, culture, and geography during these time periods.
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

One credit

AP US Government
This one-year, college level course is for twelfth grade students. It covers the American political scene from the early colonial period to modern day. The course emphasizes the evolution of America’s unique political system, its civil rights and liberties, and the functions of each branch of its government.
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

One credit