HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE

Department Overview

The History/Social Science Curriculum is aligned with the California History/ Social Science Content and Performance Standards. As educators, we have the responsibility of preparing students for the challenges of living in a fast-changing society. Their lives will be affected by domestic and international politics, economic fluctuations, technological developments, demographic shifts, and the stress of social change. The History/Social Science curriculum will include various instructional materials; primary and secondary documents, literary works, and creative arts are utilized. The development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills are emphasized.

 


2610 WORLD HISTORY/GEOG/CUL (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "A" Approved

In World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World, the students examine major turning points in the modern world. Following a short review of the ancient and medieval worlds, the course focuses on the history of the modern period from the late eighteenth century to the present. This course provides a global perspective of the forces and movements that have linked the past to the present. A study of the cultural and geographic regions of the Western and non-Western Worlds demonstrates the importance of the growing interdependence of the modern world.This course meets the approved "A" requirement of UC A-G.



2620 WORLD HISTORY/GEOG/CUL (HP)
9th - 10th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "A" Approved

The honors level of the World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World, provides students a more challenging and rigorous opportunity for greater depth of exploration and study of major turning points in the modern world. Students examine major turning points in the modern world. Following a short review of the ancient and medieval worlds, the course focuses on the history of the modern period from the late eighteenth century to the present. This course provides a global perspective of the forces and movements that have linked the past to the present. A study of the cultural and geographic regions of the Western and non-Western Worlds demonstrates the importance of the growing interdependence of the modern world. Students will use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity to analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2625 AP WORLD HISTORY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "A" Approved

The AP World History course is designed to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and skills in analyzing types of historical evidence. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms an organizing principle to address change and continuity throughout the course. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2640 US HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "A" Approved

This course provides an interdisciplinary, conceptual, multicultural, and literature-based approach to United States History. The intent is to examine the history of the United States with respect to political, economic, geographical, and social issues of significance (including minority and women's rights). After a brief review of the Pre-Columbian age through U.S. Growth and Conflict, the course focuses on the continuity and change from 1900 through the present.



2660 AP US HISTORY
11th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "A" Approved

This course is designed to provide an intensive survey of the United States History from 1607 to the present. The material covered includes all major developments in political, economic, and social categories with significant coverage of cultural and demographic themes. In addition to a solid grounding in factual knowledge, the course provides students with rigorous training in analytical skills so that they may deal critically with problems and material in United States History. Toward this end, the course offers training in those skills necessary for students to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgement and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. The backbone of the course is direct exposure to the raw materials of history, primary sources, allowing students to: 1) assess their relevance to a given interpretive problem, 2) judge their reliability, and 3) measure their importance. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2665 AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "A" Approved

AP Human Geography is a year-long course that focuses on understanding the distribution, patterns, and effects of human populations. This class will replicate a college-level Human Geography course in accordance with the most recent AP Human Geography Course Description. The course is divided into seven fundamental units, each of which is broken up into various sub-units. These units include: Nature and Perspectives of Geography, Population and Migration, Cultural Geography (Folk vs. Popular, Language, Religion, and Ethnicity), Population Geography, Economic Geography (Development and Industry), Agricultural Geography, and finally Urban Geography. Students will be expected to participate in numerous activities inside and outside of class including case studies and projects designed to expose them to the various perspectives and concepts related to human geography and its practical application throughout the social sciences. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the geographic significance of their local area and community, and the school year concludes with a special unit on resource management and other environmental issues in which geographic work has become increasingly groundbreaking. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2680 PRIN OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (P)
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "A" Approved

In this semester course, the nation’s heritage and principles considered essential to federalism are emphasized. The basic functions of the United States political system at the national, state, and local levels are covered. Students enrolled in this course study the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government as interpreted through the Constitution, the amendments, and court decisions. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2700 or 2700E (eLearning) AP AM GVT & POL
12th
5.0 semester credits
1st Semester Course Only Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "A" Approved

AP United States Government and Politics introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. The course examines politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning assess causes and consequences of political events, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments. This course meets the "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2730 ECONOMICS (P)
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "G" Approved

In this semester course, students examine the fundamental economic concepts of resource allocation, opportunity costs, scarcity, supply and demand, competition, and market structures. The elements of the United States market economy in a global setting, the influence of the United States government on the American economy, global trade, and comparative economic systems are reviewed. Students further their economic understanding acquired in previous courses and apply the learning tools of graphing, statistics, and equations. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2740 or 2740E (eLearning) ECONOMICS (HP)
12th
5.0 semester credits
2nd Semester Course OnlyRecommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

The honors level of the Economics course provides students a more challenging and rigorous opportunity for greater depth of exploration and examine of the fundamental economic concepts of resource allocation, opportunity costs, scarcity, supply and demand, competition, and market structures. The elements of the United States market economy in a global setting, the influence of the United States government on the American economy, global trade, and comparative economic systems are reviewed. Students further their economic understanding acquired in previous courses and apply the learning tools of graphing, statistics, and equations. Students will use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity in this course as students analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2750 AP MACROECONOMICS
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

This semester course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles of macroeconomics that apply to the functions of the economy, both domestic and international, as a whole. Economics presents new learning to many of you, and a specific set of terms and concepts will be addressed. Developing an economic way of thinking is vital to understanding the coursework. Nine principles of this thinking have been outlined by the National Council for Economic Education: Everything has a cost; People choose for good reasons; Incentives matter; Economic actions carry secondary effects; People gain from voluntary trade;Economic thinking is marginal thinking; The price of a good or service is affected by people’s choices; People create economic systems to influence choices and incentives; The test of a theory is its ability to predict.



2755 AP MICROECONOMICS
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: The ability to understand basic equations and graphing techniques is important.
UC - "G" Approved

This semester course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of microeconomics that apply to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within our economic system. The primary focus will be the product markets; factor or resource markets and the role of government will be studied in the context of efficiency and equity. Students will learn and apply the principles using a variety of instructional techniques, including lecture, class discussion, class simulations, and extensive writing.



2775 or 2775E (eLearning) CULT EXP IN AM/ETHNIC STUD (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "G" Approved

The Cultural Experiences in America/Ethnic Studies course aims to educate students to be politically, socially, economically conscious about their personal connections to local and global histories. By studying the histories of race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture, students will cultivate respect and empathy for individuals and solidarity with groups of people locally, nationally and globally so as to foster active social engagement and community building. Through historical documents and historical interpretations (both print and film), students will be able to (1) discuss their identities, including race, ethnicity, culture and nationality, (2) describe the ways in which these categories are socially constructed and how they affect students’ lives and the lives of others, (3) participate in grassroots community organization, and (4) explain the dynamics among internalized, interpersonal, and institutional oppression and resistance. Students learn that Americans, as descendants of many cultures, races, religions, and ethnic groups are bonded by a democratic vision of liberty, equality, and justice.



2780 ANTHROPOLOGY (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "G" Approved

Anthropology is the study of man and of his way of life. The physical, cultural, and linguistic aspects of the subject are studied to provide students with a better understanding of human nature and human behavior. By studying these disciplines with the inclusion of current issues and critical thinking techniques, students will have a better understanding and appreciation of their own cultures. The course includes a study of the evolution of cultures, the organization of societies, the processes of enculturation, and the processes and consequences of cultural change. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2820 or 2820E (eLearning) PSYCHOLOGY (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "G" Approved

This course focuses on the scientific study of human development, learning, motivation, and personality. The growth and development of personality are studied, and various approaches to analyzing human behavior are included. Students develop basic concepts of psychology and a historical perspective on the study of individual behavior. Opportunities are provided to explore the implications and the scientific perspective of human behavior and how it relates to everyday life. Careers associated with the field of psychology are explored. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2821 or 2821E (eLearning) AP PSYCHOLOGY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

This course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. By doing so, students learn about some of the explorations and discoveries made by psychologists over the past century. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology which include the biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural perspectives. Students learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice in order to come to an appreciation of how psychologists think. This course meets the approved "G" requirement for UC A-G.



2830 SOCIOLOGY (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "G" Approved

Sociology is the systematic study of human behavior. Students will examine society as a set of interacting groups. Variations and similarities in different cultures will be studied. Socialization as a continuing process is a major emphasis. This course meets the approved " G" requirement for UC A-G.



2850 or 2850E (eLearning) AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: An application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "A" Approved

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of European History. All units of study include political, social, economic, intellectual, and religious components. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the Advanced Placement Program in European History are to develop an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, an ability to analyze historical evidence, and an ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing. This course meets the approved "A" requirement for UC A-G.



2860 HISTORY THROUGH ART (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None
UC - "G" Approved

In this year-long course, students learn contextual and visual analysis of art from all over the world through lectures, activities, discussions, writing, reading, and understanding art vocabulary. They learn to develop their skill in analyzing works of art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, printmaking, and fibers. An emphasis is put on learning works of art through context, styles, and meaning to determine century, culture, and artist. Students learn about major time periods in history all over the world through their extensive analysis of art.



2990 SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE CREDIT
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.


 

 

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