SS001 World History (grade 10) Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This is a required course that surveys the history and cultures of the world. An emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of cultures, geography, and historical events.
SS002 American History (grade 11) Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This is a required general survey of the history of the United States from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on the Civil War to the present. It stresses relevancy of U.S. History to American life today, and the development of historical thinking skills.
SS003 American Government (grade 12) Spring: 1 semester 5 units
This is a required course that analyzes the organization and function of our national, state, and local governments with an emphasis on relationship of government to American life. The student will be encouraged to explore the relationship between faith and politics.
SS100 Economics (grade 11 and 12) Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
This is an elective course in which students learn the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics and apply them in practical and intellectually engaging ways to their everyday lives. The study of economics will deal with the many ways in which individuals, households, firms, industries and governments decide to employ their given talents and material resources to best satisfy society’s many desires.
SS102 Readings in 19th & 20th Century World History (grade 11 and 12) Fall or Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
This individualized elective course requires extensive reading of biographies, historical works and historical fiction. Book reports are to evaluate the historical significance of each book. Each book is then discussed with the instructor, with an emphasis on its relevance for today’s world.
SS103 Studies in Current Events (grade 11 and 12) Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
Students will analyze through discussion and further study, major current issues in the world today. Students are asked to consider these events in view of Christ’s teaching and discuss how we should react to or be involved in these changes in our world. Current newspapers will be used as resource materials. Students will be asked to subscribe to a news magazine for the semester.
SS104 Sociology (grade 11 and 12) Fall or Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
This course involves a study of the social organizations which regulate American life today. Emphasis is placed on understanding society and how research is conducted to gain more knowledge. Students will be introduced to the major theoretical approaches to sociology and to the basic concepts of sociology.