Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
This course is the study of human behavior. As such, psychology seems to hold great interest for most people. In this course students will learn how relationships can come to enhance human growth, how personality forms, how to change a person’s behavior, what development is predictable at a given age, and the biological bases of behavior. Emphasis is placed on understanding the three dominant perspectives, humanistic, behavioral, and psychodynamic, and also upon the practical applications of the concept within those perspectives to everyday life experiences. This makes the course helpful to students heading to college as well as those whose choices lead more directly to marriage and family.
Psychology is an additional single trimester social science elective that will be offered every other year, alternating with World Religions.
This course will NOT be offered for 2018-2019, but will be offered in 2019-2020.
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elecive
Grade(s): 9,10, 11, 12
This course is often a subject not talked about in school, but the truth is religion comprises a fundamental and important part of the world we live in historically, socially, culturally and politically. Nearly every culture in the world possesses faith in some sort of religious belief. Understanding the background of religion and the role religion plays in society helps in piecing together the complexity of many world issues. The types of religions and beliefs in the world are countless; therefore the class will examine the foundations and reasons why religions exist. . The class will specifically study beliefs and background of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. If you want to start an understanding of the diversity of beliefs in the world, this is the class for you.
World Religions is an additional single trimester social science elective that will be offered every other year, alternating with Psychology.