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   Sociology
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   12
    2
   1
    Sociology is structured to challenge the minds of today’s student with contemporary subject matter of greater depth. Attention is given to the building of human nature, the social self, the communicative human being, the group member with socialized wishes and drives, and current social issues. Students are required to prepare a research project using resources and multimedia methodology for presentation in their sociology class. The course is for seniors. with an interest in the humanities and the social sciences. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click ​here​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have all of the following: ● World Cultures or World Cultures Foundations.
   AP US Govt/Comparative Govt
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   11-12
    2
   1 Elective
    This AP offering is comprised of two semester AP courses, each with its own AP test opportunity for college credit. In semester one, students will examine United States Government and Politics. In semester two, students will examine Comparative Government and Politics. By taking both AP exams, students can potentially earn up to 6 college credits from this course.​ Part One​ – United States Government and Politics: This part of the course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. Government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics.
Part Two​ – Comparative Politics and Government: This part of the course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain the differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes. Six countries form the core of the AP Comparative Government course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia. 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 (6 cr) is available for this course through Seton Hill University. Click h​ ere​ for information on Dual Enrollment. PREREQUISITE: Student must have all of the following:
● Must have at least an overall B in the previous year's honors/AP English & honors/AP Social Studies courses.
● Must have no less than an overall A in the previous year's general level English and Social Studies course.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced in all 3 Keystone Exams.
      AP Psychology
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   10-12
    2
   1 Elective
    The AP Psychology course is a college level course designed to introduce students to the study of behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. In this course, students will be exposed to how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, selflessness, intimacy, and self-reflection. They’ll study core psychological concepts while learning to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful conclusions. 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). Summer work is required. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click h​ ere for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● Must have either an A or B in the previous year's honors or AP English course and an A or B in the previous
year's honors or AP Social Studies course.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced in all 3 Keystone Exams. (Sophomores must be
Proficient/Advanced in the 2 Keystone Exams they have taken.)​ OR;
● “A” in the previous year's English course and an A in the previous year's Social Studies course.
    Psychology
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   11-12
    1
   0.5 Elective
    This course is designed to be an introduction to and survey of psychology and its major principles. Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include sensation and perception, learning, research methods, memory, states of consciousness, emotions, personality, biopsychology, abnormal behavior, and social psychology. The course work and activities will create a bridge between the classroom and the student’s everyday lives by promoting awareness, critical thinking, and metacognition. This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​.
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