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Course Offerings

ADVANCED STANDING WORLD HISTORY I

Code: 331
1 Credit

The course is offered to entering freshmen who have demonstrated grade level proficiency in reading and writing and are interested in pursuing a rigorous course of study that is both expanded and enriched. Students study, analyze and interpret historical events to 1600. The expansion of European influences to become global in nature by 1600 is stressed, while Eastern influences will be introduced to complete the discussion.


WORLD HISTORY I

Code: 332
1 Credit

In this course students study, analyze, and interpret historical events to 1600.  An overview of European influences and their expansion is presented and contrasted with world events in the development of the Americas.  


ADVANCED STANDING UNITED STATES HISTORY I

Code: 311
1 Credit

This course is offered to sophomores who have demonstrated grade level proficiency in reading and writing and are interested in pursuing a rigorous course of study that is both expanded and enriched. The American story, starting with the writing of the Constitution and concluding with the closing of the frontier in the late 19th century, is studied.

 *One credit of United States history is required for graduation.


UNITED STATES HISTORY I

Code: 312
1 Credit

This course is a survey of the American story starting with the writing of the Constitution and concluding with the closing of the frontier in the late 19th century. Students study, analyze, and interpret the important issues and events of our history during this period of time.

 *One credit of United States history is required for graduation.

 


ADVANCED STANDING WORLD HISTORY II

Code: 341
1 Credit

This course is offered to students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous course of study that is both expanded and enriched. It continues the discussion and analysis of world events and influences from 1600 to the present. Exploration, trade between eastern and western cultures, the growth of democracy, immigration, and twentieth century events will be stressed.

 *Prerequisite: World History I


WORLD HISTORY II

Code: 342
1 Credit

This course continues the discussion and analysis of world events and influences from 1600 to the present. Exploration, trade between eastern and western cultures, the growth of democracy, immigration, and twentieth century events will be stressed.

 *Prerequisite: World History I

UNITED STATES HISTORY II

Code: 322
1 Credit

This course continues the survey of the American story begun in United States History I. Students study, analyze, and interpret important developments that influenced the history of the United States from the Gilded Age to the present.

 *One credit of United States history is required for graduation.


ADVANCED STANDING UNITED STATES HISTORY II

Code: 321
1 Credit

This course is offered to students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous course of study that is both expanded and enriched. It continues the survey of the American story begun in United States History I. Students study, analyze, and interpret important developments that influenced the history of the United States from the Gilded Age to the present.   

Standards: All HT Standards; USH Standards for Eras 6 - 10

Prerequisite: US History I

Suggested elective for students in the Government and Public Administration Academy

One credit of United States history is required for graduation.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT US HISTORY                                                                                                                      
1 Credit

Code: 323                                                                                                                                                                  

This Advanced Placement course is for students who have mastered the content and skills in US History I and who want to study history at a greater depth. Summer reading and research projects are required. This college level course begins a chronological survey of US History from the colonial period through post-Civil

War Reconstruction with instruction in historical research interpretation and analysis of primary sources. Whenever possible, national events will be viewed at the local or state level. Students enrolled in this course are expected to register and sit for the AP exam. Satisfactory scores on the AP exam may provide the student with college credits at many colleges and universities. Students will be advised to obtain a supplemental test preparation workbook.

 *Students enrolled in this course are expected to register and sit for the AP exam

 *Prerequisite: US History I

 *One credit of United States history is required for graduation


ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY

Code: 343

1 Credit

This Advanced Placement course is for students who have mastered the skills and content of World History I, and want to study history at a greater depth.  Summer reading and historical research is required.  The college level course begins a survey of World History I from Neolithic Revolution to our Modern Society.  There is historical research, interpretation and analysis of several primary sources.  Satisfactory scores on the AP exam may provide the student with college credits at many colleges and universities.

 *Students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Exam.


AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS

Code: 356
1 Credit

The objective of this course is to understand the structure and function of government, to help students become more aware of their opportunities and obligations as citizens, and to develop citizenship skills. The U.S. Constitution is a major focus of this course.  


GEOGRAPHY

Code: 355
1 Credit

In this course students explore the connections among the world’s regions through physical and cultural geography. It is designed to address current issues influenced by places and regions, physical systems, human systems, and environment and society. Topics may include international and economic controversies, travel and tourism, or other global issues  


RHODE ISLAND HISTORY

Code: 357
½ Credit

This course traces RI History from the early exploration to the current age of reform. The contributions of RI and its people to the development of the United States will be included. Current issues and challenges are examined.   


SOCIOLOGY

Code: 350
½ Credit

This introductory course provides an overview of sociology as a discipline and includes an introduction to sociological concepts, methods, and perspectives. It also applies these concepts directly to social institutions such as family, religion, and politics. The sociological perspective of this course enables the student to view the surrounding world in a different light.


PSYCHOLOGY

Code: 351
½ Credit

This is an introductory level course that covers the history, concepts, disorders and related therapies involved in the study of psychology. Elements of criminal and deviant behavior are also introduced.  

Required course for students the Early Childhood Education Academy

Suggested elective for students in the Law and Public Safety and Government and Public Administration Academies

                                                                                                                   

LAW AND SOCIETY – CRIMINAL  

Code: 352
½ Credit

This course introduces and prepares students for career pathways in government or public administration. Law and Society connects the government, the American legal system, and the society in which the student lives. It is committed to the student’s understanding of the foundation of law and ethical, societal obligations.

 *Required course for students in the Law and Public Safety Academy


LAW AND SOCIETY - CIVIL

Code: 353
½ Credit

This course explores the connections among the government, the American legal system, and our society. It examines tort, family law, and the basic principles of immigration law. Career pathways in these fields are examined and employment opportunities are researched.    

 *

Required course for students in the Law and Public Safety Academy



INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE  
                     

Code: 361
1 Credit

This course introduces the student to the United States criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed on criminal law, law enforcement and criminology. Criminal cases are studied as a means to understanding the workings of the system. Various careers within the field are explored and field service experiences are incorporated into the program.    

 *Required course for students in the Law and Public Safety Academy


LEGAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER APPLICATIONS 

Code: 362
1 Credit

This course provides students the opportunity for job experience, job-shadowing, and possible internship positions in the legal and law enforcement career areas. Student coursework is individualized and differentiated to meet their needs and interests.

 *Required course for students in the Law and Public Safety Academy

 *Seniors only