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Bucks County Technical High School

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Social Studies 2016-2017 School Year

Grade 10

  • HONORS AMERICAN HISTORY
    Grade:  10                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of the previous year’s social studies class with an “A” or “B” average and have the recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class.
    Students will study American History from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th Century.  Special emphasis will be placed on primary sources, literature, historical debates, and the historical foundations of current national and international issues. Extensive reading and writing assignments should be expected. 

    AMERICAN HISTORY  – Academic
    Grade:  10                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 9th grade Global Studies
    Students will study American History from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th century. Independent, outside reading and writing assignments are required.

    AMERICAN HISTORY
    Grade:  10                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite
    :  Successful completion of 9th grade Global Studies
    Students will study American History from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th Century.  Some independent, outside reading and writing assignments should be expected.

    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

Grade 11

  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
    Grade:  11                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      5.5 Quality Points
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and have the recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    In this rigorous class, students will do in-depth study into the foundations and current issues of the American Governmental and Political systems, with a very heavy emphasis on reading and writing inside the classroom and out.  Students are expected to be highly motivated and able to perform high-level thinking and writing as most of the class will focus on the complicated legal, social, moral, and historical questions and issues that have been a part of the American government since before 1776.  Students who complete this class and score well on the AP Exam in the spring may qualify for advanced credit in college.  Independent reading and writing assignments should be expected. 

    HONORS CIVICS & GOVERNMENT
    Grade:  11                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      5.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite
    :  Successful completion of previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and the recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government, and the American legal system.  The class will provide students the opportunity to do in-depth research and debate current issues in our society and in the world as well as encouraging them to critique or support current issues, laws, policies and constitutional issues.  Independent reading and writing assignments should be expected.


    CIVICS & GOVERNMENT – Academic

    Grade:  11                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite
    :  Successful completion of 10th   grade American History
    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government, and the American legal system.  Independent reading and writing assignments are required.

    CIVICS & GOVERNMENT
    Grade:  11                     18 Weeks                      1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 10th grade American History
    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government, and the American legal system.  Some independent reading and writing assignments should be expected.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

Grade 12

  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   5.5 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    In Advanced Placement Psychology, students will look at the individual human experience through physical, mental, and emotional processes.  The foundation of this rigorous course is designed so the student can relate modern psychological studies to their daily lives in past, present and future life experiences.  The class will focus on the methods of studying behaviors, senses and perception, consciousness, sleep and dreams, intelligence and creativity, human development, conflict, stress and coping, mental disorders and treatment.  The class will require extensive reading and writing in and outside of the classroom.  Students will not be permitted to sign into this course without first achieving at least a “B” in their junior year Social Studies class and must have the recommendation of their junior year Social Studies teacher.  Students who do well on the AP Psychology exam may qualify for college credits.

    HONORS PSYCHOLOGY
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    In Honors Psychology, students will look at the individual human experience through physical, mental, and emotional processes.  The foundation of this rigorous course is designed so the student can relate modern psychological studies to their daily lives in past, present and future life experiences.  The class will focus on the methods of studying behavior, senses and perception, consciousness, sleep and dreams, intelligence and creativity, human development, conflict, stress and coping, mental disorders and treatment.  This class will require considerable reading and writing in and outside of the classroom.  

    PSYCHOLOGY – Academic
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 11th grade Civics and teacher recommendation
    The Psychology course is designed so the student can relate modern psychological studies to their daily lives in past, present, and future life experiences.  This subject looks at the individual human experience through physical, mental, and emotional processes.  The course will focus on the methods of studying behavior, senses and perception, consciousness, sleep and dreams, intelligence and creativity, human development, conflict, stress and coping, and mental disorders and treatment.

    ECONOMICS – Academic
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Students must have completed Academic Algebra 2 or be enrolled in Algebra 2 in their senior year
    The Micro/Macro Economics course is designed to deal with real world problems every student should expect to face.  The goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary for employment, banking, investing, property ownership, and budgeting.

    MICRO/MACRO
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Recommendation of the 11th grade Social Studies teacher
    The Micro/Macro Economics course is designed to deal with real world problems every student should expect to face.  The goal is to provide a basic understanding of the skills necessary for employment, banking, investing, property ownership and budgeting.  A solid foundation of basic math skills are required for such tasks as creating household budgets, calculating mortgage and loan payments, etc.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

    MODERN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 11TH grade Civics and teacher recommendation 
    This course focuses on the history and development of the United States military from the Civil War to the present day.  In addition to studying major battles, weapons and personalities that have shaped the American military, students will also develop an understanding of American foreign policy, military strategy and the role technology has played in altering the strategies and structures of the American military.

    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

    HONORS MODERN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                       1.0 Credit                   4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:   Civics with a grade of “B” or better or have administrative approval
    This course focuses on the history and development of the United States military from the Civil War to the present day.  Special attention is paid to the major conflicts of this time period and to the effects of peace time on the military.  The class will focus on the major battles, weapons, tactics and personalities that have shaped the American military.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

     

     

     

     

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