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   AP European History
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    Advanced Placement European History is a college level course in European history (1450-present). It is designed specifically to prepare all students to be successful on the College Board Advanced Placement European History exam. Highly developed critical thinking skills and proficiency in historical essay writing are necessary. Work is designed to be similar to that given at the university level.
All students will be responsible for completing all parts of the summer assignment, as well as research projects and presentations for both the mid-term and final exam grades. In order to receive weighted grading credit for the class, students must earn a B or better in the class (click ​here​ for AP policy). ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Seton Hill University. Click h​ ere​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● C or better in AP United States History or A in Modern American History.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced in all 3 Keystone Exams. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
    Economics/Law
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    This course is designed to provide the student with foundations in both economics and in law. Semester one focuses on economics and semester two focuses on law. During the economics semester, students will examine how people produce goods and services necessary to satisfy their needs and wants. The course will be centered on consumer economics and basic economic theory. During the law semester, students will examine the origins of American Law, criminal law and juvenile justice, tort law, and the individual’s rights and liberties. Extensive projects, essay writing, oral presentations, as well as homework, discussion, and tests are important components of this course. A major research paper and major projects are required. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click here​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● World Cultures or World Cultures Foundations.
   Economics/Law Foundations
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    Economics/Law Foundations mirrors the academic Economics/Law curriculum. Instructional support and academic assignments vary depending upon class needs. This course is designed to provide the student with foundations in both economics and in law. Semester one focuses on economics and semester two focuses on law. During the economics semester, students will examine how people produce goods and services necessary to satisfy their needs and wants. The course will be centered on consumer economics and basic economic theory. During the law semester, students will examine the origins of American Law, criminal law and juvenile justice, tort law, and the individual’s rights and liberties. This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● World Cultures or World Cultures Foundations.
● Composite score of below basic or basic on Keystone Literature. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
   World Geography
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    This course has been constructed to provide the student with the map skills necessary to function in everyday life with respect to news, travel and general conversation. It also attempts to explain the many interrelationships between man’s cultures and his physical environment. This understanding of man’s interdependence with the earth is accomplished through the study of physical, cultural, economic and demographic (population) factors which are analyzed through the techniques of geographic thinking. A second semester project must be completed by the student.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have the following:
● World Cultures or World Cultures Foundations.
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