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Social Studies

Academic Decathlon

This course covers seven topics in-depth and culminates in an interscholastic competition. Areas of study include art, music, language, literature, math, science, economics, social studies and a super-size quiz. Students will be assigned to a level of competition based on GPA. All GPA’s are welcome.

American Government

American Government is the study of the Constitution and its underlying philosophy; the structure and function of the national government; and Nebraska’s state and local governmental structure.  The class includes numerous writing assignments and one major written assessment.

Advanced Placement American Government

American Government AP is a college level course designed for students seeking an in-depth look at the structure and functions of the U.S. government. An extensive amount of reading and writing is required. This course is designed to prepare students for the American Government AP exam and may require some summer reading and writing.

American History

American History is a chronological view of the nation from Reconstruction to the present. 

Advanced Placement American History

This course is a college level course designed for students seeking an in-depth analysis of American History from 1492 to the present.  Extensive reading and writing is required.  The course prepares students for the AP exam. This course requires summer reading.

Comparative World Religions

This course provides a historical perspective of religions and may include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and other world religions.

Economics

Economics is a study of our present economic system with emphasis on supply and demand, production, labor, banking, money and comparative economics.

Justice and Law

This interactive course focuses on student rights, criminal law, civil law, court cases, trials and other facets of law.

Multicultural Studies

This interactive course is designed for students to analyze American culture by exploring the influences of Native Americans, African Americans, Europeans, Asians, Latinos and Arabic peoples.

Philosophy

This course is designed to engage students in discussion and analysis of a variety of philosophical positions within the fields of ethics, logic, political philosophy, metaphysics (the study of reality) and epistemology (the study of how/what we can know).

Psychology

This course outlines the major theories of psychology, human development and the biopsychological basis of human behavior. It explores cognitive functioning, personality development and major psychological disorders.

Advanced Placement Psychology

This is a college level course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.  Students are exposed to the facts, principles and phenomena associated within the major subfields of psychology to prepare for the AP exam.

Sociology

This course outlines the major theories in sociology and explores the impact of culture and social structures on the individual. The topics of social inequality (race/ ethnicity, gender and age) and the role of social institutions (family, education and religion) are also covered.

21st Century World Studies

This course is an in-depth study of contemporary issues from the 21st century. Issues are selected according to their impact on international affairs.

World History

This course is an in-depth chronological and geographical view of the world from the Renaissance to present day. The topics of globalization and the developments of the modern global community will be emphasized.

Advanced Placement World History

World History AP is a college level course designed for students seeking a comprehensive study of comparative World History. This course will require students to extensively read and write. The course is designed to prepare students for the AP exam. This course requires summer reading.

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