With societal problems, past and present facing our young people today, it is imperative that students understand a changing society and their own actions. To this end, juniors and seniors may investigate this situation by participating in Sociology and Psychology. Sociology will present the various segments of society so students can discuss how society functions. Students will be provided the opportunity to develop an in-depth study in areas of their own choosing. Group reports and individual projects will be utilized. Speakers will also be invited into the classroom to provide a better understanding of societal problems and institutions. Psychology will present how humans respond to their environment. This will provide a basis to better understand individual actions. Various theories and approaches to Psychology will be explored including behavior, human development, perception, memory and personality. 1 credit - 6 periods/cycle.
Speech and Creative
The first part of the class will concentrate on improving speaking skills. The second part of the class will develop creative writing skills in composing fiction such as poems, short stories, narratives, etc. Participation in class activities and oral presentations is required. 1 credit - 6 periods/cycle.
World Religions will begin with a study of the structure of religion and compare various theories concerning this topic. Once an understanding of the structure of religion has been established, the major religions of the world will be presented. Students will be given the opportunity to investigate areas of their own interest. Western Civilization will provide a comprehensive background and basis from western European History starting with the origins of civilization and then investigating each civilization which made major and important contributions to man. Civilizations and time period covered will range from the Egyptians to the French Revolution. The course is designed for the academic student who shows interest in continuing historical studies after high school. Students will be given the opportunity to research areas of their own interest. 1 credit - 6 periods/cycle.