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SOCIAL STUDIES

Human Geography 1,2 AP - Grade 9

Prerequisites: Strong interest in history, determination to prepare for and take the Advanced Placement examination, above average achievement in previous high school humanities courses, desire to do college level work, and counselor recommendation. It is strongly recommended that ninth grade students interested in taking AP European History, AP World History, or AP U.S. History in grades 10 and 11 enroll in this course.

World History 1,2 Advanced - Grade 10

World History 1,2 AP - Grade 10 

Prerequisites: Strong interest in history, determination to prepare for and take the Advanced Placement examination, above average achievement in previous high school humanities courses, desire to do college level work, and counselor recommendation. Course requires independent reading and note taking of college textbook, so ability to read and write at grade level is highly recommended.

European History 1,2 AP - Grade 10

Prerequisites:  Grade of “A” or “B” in English classes. The course follows the standard syllabus of Advanced Placement United European History as specified by The College Board; it prepares students to satisfactorily complete the Advanced Placement Examination in European History and to earn college credit. Passage of the AP test may grant the student European History credit at the college level. 

United States History and Geography 1,2 - Grade 11

United States History 1,2 AP - Grade 11

Prerequisites: Strong interest in history, determination to prepare for and take the Advanced Placement examination, above average achievement in previous high school humanities courses, desire to do college level work, and counselor recommendation.

Government 1* - Grade 12

Principles of Economics 1* - Grade 12

*One semester each. Taken together to fill year requirement for graduation.

PSYCHOLOGY 1,2 AP - Grades 11,12

Prerequisites: Strong interest in history, determination to prepare for and take the Advanced Placement examination, above average achievement in previous high school humanities courses, desire to do college level work, and counselor recommendation.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 101 - Grade 12

*MESA College Course

This course is an introduction to the field of Political Science. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and methodologies used in the study of political institutions, political participation, public opinion, and the international political system. Topics also include a survey of political theory and the history of American political ideology and culture. This course is intended for students majoring in political science and those interested in the field of political science.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 102 - Grade 12

*MESA College Course

This comprehensive survey course provides an in-depth study of the American political system. National and California systems of government are studied from the perspective of constitutional frameworks and political institutions, processes, issues, and policies. Other topics include political participation; political parties and interest groups; social movements and minorities; civil liberties; and the role of political ideology, culture, and the mass media in shaping public opinion and policymaking. This course is intended for transfer students, political science majors, or students interested in the American political system.