World History is a full-year course required of all sophomores covering human history from the beginning of recorded history through modern times. While a significant period of time is spent on Western Civilization, the history of all major cultures is surveyed. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the role of these cultures within the created order and God’s Universal Kingdom.
United States History is a two-semester course required of all Juniors covering the period of Native American settlement of North America and later European arrival through the Cold War and Civil Rights Period. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the American nation called the United States, its ideological foundations, and their relation to Biblical standards of a just society. The history of America’s internal development as well as its relation with the rest of the world will be explored within the framework of Biblical principles.
Advanced Placement United States History
This A.P. U.S. History course is a two-semester honors class taught in place of the regular U.S. History class. Material covered is similar to the regular U.S. History class but in greater depth with additional readings and some emphasis on historiography. The class concludes with an optional college-level test, which, if passed, will result in college credit at most colleges and universities. (Approximately $85.00 for AP Exam, if taken) Prerequisite: Staff approval.
A one semester class on the constitution and federal government structure in order to understand the influence of government in our lives, our own participation in it, and understand philosophy behind government, including a special emphasis on how a Christian should view the interaction between faith and politics. Required for seniors. Prerequisite: US History
Advanced Placement Government
AP Government is an introductory college-level course in U.S. Government and politics that is one semester in length. The course deals with general theories as well as specific examples of how various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas work together to form our political system. Topics of political analysis include Constitutional underpinnings, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups, mass media, Congress, the Presidency, Supreme Court, and more.
A one semester class that focuses on how people interact with each other, including the topics of groups, culture, and class structure. Special focus is given to race, gender, social class and global class structure. An emphasis on Christian responsibility in understanding these issues is also integral. May be taken by Juniors or Seniors. No prerequisites.
A one semester class introducing the study of the human mind and behavior. Different theories of psychology serve as the framework, including neurobiological, behavioral, psychodynamic, and cognitive, among others. May be taken by Juniors or Seniors. No prerequisites.