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Social Studies

All students are required to earn 3 social studies credits (U.S. History & Geography, U.S. Government & Civics (1/2), Economics (1/2), and World History & Geography).  A state End of Course (EOC) exam is required in U.S. History except for the Advanced Placement U.S. History and the Statewide Dual Credit (SDC) U.S. History courses.

 

Tennessee History  (9)

  • Prerequisite: None

Students will examine the history of Tennessee, including the cultural, geographic, economic, and political influences upon that history. Students will discuss Tennessee’s indigenous peoples as well as the arrival of EuroAmerican settlers. Students will analyze and describe the foundation of the state of Tennessee. Students will identify and explain the origins, impact, and aftermath of the Civil War. Students will discuss the rise of a manufacturing economy. Finally, students will examine and discuss the Civil Rights Movement and Tennessee’s modern economy and society.

 

World History and Geography (9)

  • Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the Industrial Revolution (1700s) through the Contemporary World through historical analysis, problem solving, understanding cause and effect, and geographic analysis and understanding. 

 

U.S. Government and Civics (10)

  • Prerequisite: World History and Geography 

This course is the study of the structure, purpose, and operations of federal, state, and local governments.  This course teaches students the rights and responsibilities of individual citizenship. This is a 9-week course (½ semester) paired with Physical Education (½ semester) to complete a full semester of coursework.  

 

Economics (12)

  • Prerequisite: US History & Geography 

This course addresses how individuals and nations make choices for using available but scarce resources to satisfy their unlimited wants and needs. This is a 9-week course (½ semester) and is paired with Personal Finance (½ semester) to complete a full semester of coursework. 

 

Sociology / Dual Enrollment  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: GPA of 3.0; ACT Reading of 19 or 3.6 GPA

This course focuses on the analysis of human social interaction, patterned social relationships, and social change. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical perspectives and principles of explanation used by sociologists, as well as the basic concepts such as culture, socialization, social organization, social deviance, and social stratification. F, Sp, Su

Roane State General Education course approved and designed for transfer. (TTP course)

 

Psychology / Dual Enrollment  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: GPA of 3.0; ACT Reading of 19 or 3.6 GPA

A survey course dealing with the scientific analysis of human behavior and mental processes. Roane State General Education course approved and designed for transfer. (TTP course)

 

US History / Dual Enrollment  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: GPA of 3.0; ACT Reading of 19 or 3.6 GPA

An exploration and analysis of major themes and events in the political, cultural, social, economic and intellectual history of the United States since 1877. Roane State General Education course approved and designed for transfer. (TTP Course)

 

Sociology / State Dual Credit (11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  SDC Challenge Exam 

Sociology is the scientific study of people living together in groups and society along the importance of the individual within these groups. Sociology is a companion to Psychology and we discuss several of the same topics.  In High School Sociology, students study dynamics and models of individual and group relationships. The six social studies standards of essential content knowledge and four process skills are integrated for instructional purposes.  Customs, norms, deviance and practices of cross cultures are emphasized.  Relevant group projects, relationships, and participation are fostered in this course. We will be analyzing and reviewing case studies, experiments, and processing data for the scientific benefit of the course.  In order to receive college credit, students must receive the minimum score.  


 

U.S. History / State Dual Credit (11) 

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam: State Dual Credit Challenge Exam

This course is designed for students that desire to satisfy the high school requirement for U.S. History and also receive college credit.  Students will be  exposed to a broad curriculum that ranges from Reconstruction (1865) through the present day.  Students will work to refine the following skills - historical interpretation, primary source analysis, synthesis, argumentation, and evaluation.  The workload for this course is designed to mimic that of an entry level college course, so students can expect to work on assignments independently with reading  and writing on a daily basis.  

 

Psychology / State Dual Credit (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  SDC Challenge Exam 

The Psychology State Dual Credit course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. A goal of this course is to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses in addition to preparing students for the Challenge Exam.  In order to receive college credit, students must receive the minimum score.  

 

AP U.S. History / Advanced Placement (11)

  • Prerequisite: B or higher in World History and Geography 9

  • Preparation for Exam: Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam offered by the College Board in May

  • Offered: Spring 

  • Requirement:  Assignments over winter break

The AP program in United States History is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history.  The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses which mimics the demands of a full-year introductory college course. 

 

AP Human Geography (web) / Advanced Placement  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  AP Exam 

This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012).

 

AP Macroeconomics (web) / Advanced Placement  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  AP Exam 

AP Macroeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination. It also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

 

AP Microeconomics (web) / Advanced Placement  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  AP Exam 

AP Microeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

 

AP Psychology / Advanced Placement (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 

The purpose of the AP course in Psychology is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students are strongly encouraged to take the AP Exam in Psychology at the end of the course. 


 

AP US Government (web) / Advanced Placement  (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam:  AP Exam 

AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students will study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behaviors. They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. In addition, they will complete a political science research or applied civics project.