Women in the 21st Century
This course will introduce students to key topics, concepts, approaches, and problems that women have endured over the past 100 years in the United States. Students will focus on the lives, work, and beliefs of women in the United States. As part of the course, they will investigate the significance and meanings of gender at different periods in U.S. history and will explore the development of the role of women from caretaker to career woman. The class will also address the means through which women have resisted inequality and affected social as well as political change.
Philosophy of the Program: The importance of History is one of experience and truth. Our own lives are a series of continuous experiences spanning the years of our own existence. The longer we live increases the sheer number of times and types of events that will populate our lives. As one new event is experienced and reflected upon we prepare ourselves for the next time we encounter such a time. In order to take full advantage of the myriad of experiences and occurrences offered, we may even begin to study other people’s lives in the hopes that their trials and tribulations will help prepare us for our own future. The greater extent knowledge encompasses diverse occurrences, the greater the likelihood of understanding developing. Hopefully in turn, wisdom will come and inevitably point us in the direction of right action and truth.
College Prep World History: a survey of Western Civilization and the countries and empires that make up that focus of history. The course will include a look at Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Europe during the early, middle and later Middle ages as well as the Renaissance. Topics relevant to the civilization at hand range from Egyptian pyramid building to Greek philosophy and Roman engineering.
Honors World History: a survey of Western Civilization and the countries and empires that make up that focus of history. The course will include a look at Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Europe during the early, middle and later Middle ages as well as the Renaissance. Topics relevant to the civilization at hand range from Egyptian pyramid building to Greek philosophy and Roman engineering. A greater emphasis is placed on the finer more detailed points of many historical events as the students are held to a higher standard and comprehension level.
College Prep United States History: a survey of American history from colonial times to the end of World War Two. The class will include an emphasis on the Presidents as well as their first ladies. Great attention will be paid to the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution as well as an overview of major events and individuals in U.S. History.
Honors United States History: a survey of American history from colonial times to the end of World War Two. The class will include an emphasis on the Presidents as well as their first ladies. Great attention will be paid to the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution as well as an overview of major events and individuals in U.S. History. The Honors program is taught at a much faster pace then the College Pre course and covers a bit more of social issues to the level the girls are capable discussing.
Civics and Government
Philosophy -The written word can teach us a tremendous amount but human beings tend to learn much more through a living, constantly evolving discussion. Civics is taught with this belief in mind. Discussions of a wide variety of topics and ideas in an environment where individuals will never face ridicule for their views. Students are encouraged to express their views and opinions but are expected to back up those statements with facts, logic and reason as opposed to simply allowing all views to be correct because of the fallacy that “an opinion can never be wrong”.
Economics: Economic systems, Practical Economics (Credit/Debt, Saving, Purchasing), Microeconomics (markets, prices, competition), American Business (financing, producing, distribution), Macroeconomics (measuring the economy, money and banking, Federal Reserve, Federal budget and National debt) and International Economics (financing and restrictions on world trade, growth in developing nations, global economy).
The goal of this course is to make the student aware of the concepts of micro- and macro- economics by having them explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system, and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to career opportunities, consumer issues, and helps reinforce important academic and leadership skills, including: research and data analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Psychology - This course for seniors is a social studies elective and is an introduction to Psychology giving an overall view of the science of human behavior.
- Students will have an introductory knowledge of the various areas of study in the field of psychology.
- Students will be familiar with the various careers available in the field of psychology.
- Students will have a better understanding of themselves and of human development and potential.
- Students will be more aware of the wonder of God’s creation as illustrated by the workings of the human mind, free will, soul and body. Students will be more aware of the potential effects of God’s grace on human behavior
- Students will be aware of some of the limits and distortions an atheistic secular approach to human behavior involves
- Students will enhance their critical thinking skills by evaluating and analyzing current practices and theories in psychology as well as by noting developments and changes in the field of psychology.
- Students will learn how to research a topic related to psychology.
- Students may receive additional help during study halls or after school.