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Advanced Social Studies, CC (HIST 235)
Advanced  Social  Sciences,  College  Credit  is  a  title  covering  (1)  any  advanced  social  sciences  course  offered  for  credit  by   an  accredited  postsecondary  institution  through  an  adjunct  agreement  with  a  secondary  school  or  (2)  any  other   postsecondary  social  sciences  course  offered  for  dual  credit  under  the  provisions  of  511  IAC  6-­‐10.  Grade 11-12.

AP US Government and Politics, CC (POLS 111)
AP  United  States  Government  and  Politics  is  a  course  based  on  the  content  established  and  copyrighted  by  the  College  Board.    AP  United  States  Government  and  Politics  introduces  students  to  key   political  ideas,  institutions,  policies,  interactions,  roles,  and  behaviors  that  characterize  the  political  culture  of  the  United  States.    The   course  examines  politically  significant  concepts  and  themes,  through  which  students  learn  to  apply  disciplinary  reasoning  assess   causes  and  consequences  of  political  events,  and  interpret  data  to  develop  evidence-­‐based  arguments.    Topics  include:  (1)   constitutional  underpinnings,  (2)  political  beliefs  and  behaviors,  (3)  political  parties,  interest  groups,  and  mass  media,  (4)  institutions   of  national  government,  (5)  public  policy,  and  (6)  civil  rights  and  civil  liberties.  Grade 12.

Economics
Economics   examines   the   allocation   of   resources   and   their   uses   for   satisfying   human   needs   and   wants.   The   course   analyzes   economic   reasoning   and   behaviors   of   consumers,   producers,   savers,   investors,   workers,   voters,   institutions,   governments,  and  societies  in  making  decisions.    Students  explain  that  because  resources  are  limited,  people  must  make   choices  and  understand  the  role  that  supply,  demand,  prices,  and  profits  play  in  a  market  economy.  Key  elements  of  the   course   include   the   study   of   scarcity   and   economic   reasoning;   supply   and   demand;   market   structures;   the   role   of   government;  national  economic  performance;  the  role  of  financial  institutions;  economic  stabilization;  and  trade.  Grade 12.

Economics, Honors

Introduction to Social Studies
Introduction  to  Social  Science  develops  an  understanding  of  the  nature  of  the  social  sciences  and  presents  reasons  for   studying  them.    The  course  involves  consideration  of  the  social  sciences  such  as:  (1)  the  study  of  humanity;  (2)  the   reasons  for  separate  fields  or  disciplines;  (3)  the  objectives,  materials,  and  methods  of  each  discipline;  and  (4)  the   difficulties  encountered  by  social  scientists  in  applying  scientific  method  to  the  study  of  human  life.    Content  may   include  group  and  individual  behavior,  education,  social  systems,  and  the  role  of  the  social  studies. Grade 9.

Psychology

Psychology  is  the  scientific  study  of  mental  processes  and  behavior.    The  course  is  divided  into  eight  content  areas.   History  &  Scientific  Method  explores  the  history  of  psychology,  the  research  methods  used,  and  the  ethical   considerations  that  must  be  utilized.    Biological  Basis  for  Behavior  focuses  on  the  way  the  brain  and  nervous  system   function,  including  sensation,  perception,  motivation  and  emotion.    Development  looks  at  all  the  changes  through  one’s   life;  physical,  cognitive,  as  well  as  emotional,  social  and  moral  development.    Cognition  focuses  on  learning,  memory,   information  processing,  and  language  development.    Personality  and  Assessment  looks  at  the  approaches  used  to   explain  one’s  personality  and  the  assessment  tools  used.    Abnormal  Psychology  explores  psychological  disorders  and  the   various  treatments  used  for  them.    Socio-­‐Cultural  Dimensions  of  Behavior  covers  topics  such  as  conformity,  obedience,   perceptions,  attitudes  and  influence  of  the  group  on  the  individual.    Psychological  Thinking  explores  how  to  think  like  a   psychologist  and  expand  critical  thinking  skills  needed  in  the  day-­‐to-­‐day  life  of  a  psychologist.  Grade 11-12.

Sociology

Sociology  allows  students  to  study  human  social  behavior  from  a  group  perspective.    The  sociological  perspective  is  a   method  of  studying  recurring  patterns  in  people’s  attitudes  and  actions  and  how  these  patterns  vary  across  time,   cultures,  and  in  social  settings  and  groups.    Students  describe  the  development  of  sociology  as  a  social  science  and   identify  methods  of  research.    Through  research  methods  such  as  scientific  inquiry  students  examine  society,  group   behavior,  and  social  structures.  The  influence  of  culture  on  group  behavior  is  addressed  through  institutions  such  as  the   family,  religion,  education,  economics,  community  organizations,  government,  and  political  and  social  groups.    The   impact  of  social  groups  and  institutions  on  group  and  individual  behavior  and  the  changing  nature  of  society  will  be   examined.    Influences  on  group  behavior  and  social  problems  are  included  in  the  course.    Students  also  analyze  the  role   of  individuals  in  the  community  and  social  problems  in  today’s  world.  Grade 11-12.

US Government
United  States  Government  provides  a  framework  for  understanding  the  purposes,  principles,  and  practices  of   constitutional  representative  democracy  in  the  United  States.    Responsible  and  effective  participation  of  citizens  is   stressed.    Students  understand  the  nature  of  citizenship,  politics,  and  governments  and  understand  the  rights  and   responsibilities  of  citizens  and  how  these  are  part  of  local,  state,  and  national  government.    Students  examine  how  the   United  States  Constitution  protects  rights  and  provides  the  structure  and  functions  of  various  levels  of  government.     How  the  United  States  interacts  with  other  nations  and  the  government’s  role  in  world  affairs  will  be  included.    Using   primary  and  secondary  resources,  students  will  articulate,  evaluate,  and  defend  positions  on  political  issues.    As  a  result,   they  will  be  able  to  explain  the  role  of  individuals  and  groups  in  government,  politics,  and  civic  activities  and  the  need  for   civic  and  political  engagement  of  citizens  in  the  United  States. Grade 12.

US History

United  States  History  is  a  two-­‐semester  course  that  builds  upon  concepts  developed  in  previous  studies  of  U.S.  History   and  emphasizes  national  development  from  the  late  nineteenth  century  into  the  twenty-­‐first  century.    After  reviewing   fundamental  themes  in  the  early  development  of  the  nation,  students  are  expected  to  identify  and  review  significant   events,  persons,  and  movements  in  the  early  development  of  the  nation.    The  course  then  gives  major  emphasis  to  the   interaction  of  key  events,  people,  and  political,  economic,  social,  and  cultural  influences  in  national  developments  from   the  late  nineteenth  century  through  the  present  as  they  relate  to  life  in  Indiana  and  the  United  States.    Students  are   expected  to  trace  and  analyze  chronological  periods  and  examine  the  significant  themes  and  concepts  in  U.S.  History.     Students  develop  historical  thinking  and  research  skills  and  use  primary  and  secondary  sources  to  explore  topical  issues   and  to  understand  the  cause  for  changes  in  the  nation  over  time. Grade 11.

US History, Honors, CC (HIST 139/HIST 140)

US History, CC (HIST 139/HIST 140)

World History and Civilization
World  History  and  Civilization  emphasizes  events  and  developments  in  the  past  that  greatly  affected  large  numbers  of   people  across  broad  areas  and  that  significantly  influenced  peoples  and  places  in  subsequent  eras.    Key  events  related  to   people  and  places  as  well  as  transcultural  interaction  and  exchanges  are  examined  in  this  course.    Students  are  expected   to  compare  and  contrast  events  and  developments  involving  diverse  peoples  and  civilizations  in  different  regions  of  the   world.    They  will  examine  examples  of  continuity  and  change,  universality  and  particularity,  and  unity  and  diversity   among  various  peoples  and  cultures  from  the  past  to  the  present.  Students  are  also  expected  to  practice  and  process   skills  of  historical  thinking  and  research  and  apply  content  knowledge  to  the  practice  of  thinking  and  inquiry  skills  and   processes.    There  will  be  continuous  and  pervasive  interactions  of  processes  and  content,  skills  and  substance,  in  the   teaching  and  learning  of  history.  Grade 10.

World History, Honors

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