Classes Description
                                                                 


Mr. Crutchfield (Department Head)
       

 
 
 Mr. Villagomez  Mrs. Hernandez  Mr. Zuvieta
 Mr. Culpepper
 Mr. Flores
 Mrs. Garcia

WORLD HISTORY (9TH)
CREDIT: 1
This is a general survey course of world history from the beginning of man to the contemporary world, with emphasis on the following: Classical Civilization, the Medieval World, Renaissance and Reformation, and the shaping of the modern world.

PRE-AP WORLD HISTORY (9TH)
CREDIT: 1
This course emphasizes political and economic development, the influence of geography on cultures, the growth of science and technology, and creativity in the arts of important civilizations through history. Special emphasis will be given to the origins of western civilization. Students in this class will be expected to apply higher level thinking skills through analysis of primary source document, required outside reading that deal with complex political, economic and social issues and complete an independent research project.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY (10TH)
CREDIT: 1
This course provides an opportunity to study the interaction of man and his environment. The study includes current development around the world. which affect physical and cultural setting. Cultural setting include people, their political structure, and way of life, customs, mores and past even that affect the environment. Emphasis is on the geographical processes, which affect decision made concerning interrelationships among nations, production and distribution of goods, use and abuse of resources, and economic conditions. Urban analyses and population problems are important aspects of the course.

PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY (10TH)
CREDIT: 1
This course is centered on the five major themes of geography which include location, place, region, movement and interaction. This course provides an opportunity to study geographic and environmental patterns, the interaction of man and his environment, current development which affect physical and cultural settings, urban analysis, and population problems that affect places around the world. Special emphasis will be place on enhancing higher level thinking by learning to apply a geographical perspective to solve problems. This is an advanced project class that will require research and basic computer skills.

U.S HISTORY (11TH)
CREDIT: 1
This is a general survey course of United States history from reconstruction to the present with emphasis on the following Industrial Revolution, U.S Expansion, World War I, the 1920`s, the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam and current issues. The course will require the writing of essays.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S HISTORY (11TH)
CREDIT: 1
This is a general survey course of United States History from Reconstruction to the present with emphasis on the following: Industrial Revolution, U.S Expansion, World War I, the 1920`s, the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam and current issues. This will also include the study of the U.S Geography. The students in this class will be expected to apply higher level thinking skills and to do more outside independent work. Testing will consist of all essay and short answer questions geared to promote students analytic thinking. The students will be expected to do a research paper in each of the two semester terms.

US GOVERNMENT
(12TH)
CREDIT: 1/2
PREREQUISITE GRADE 12
This course is a study of the functions of the various branches (legislative, judicial, executive) and the different levels of government. This course includes a look at elections, political parties and interest groups. Also studied are U.S foreign policy and national security.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT (12TH)
CREDIT: 1/2
PREREQUISITE GRADE 12
AP U.S Government is designed to encourage the students to engage in a more critical and analytical approach to American Government than is offered in the regular course, which mainly stresses recall of facts. This course is designed for the college bound student and stresses academic application, i.e. voting responsibility, serving on a jury. Other major differences include the use of essay type tests  and more intensive use of lecture methods with emphasis on note-taking skills. Students in this class will be expected to apply higher level thinking skills and to do more outside independent work.