Academics



Social Studies

 

Introduction to Social Studies:

Introduction to Social Studies focuses on the study of the non-western world, particularly focusing on the Middle East and Asia. Students will examine the history, culture, and geography of the world, while linking their study to events taking place in the world today. (2 semesters, 5cr. hrs/sem.)

 

American Government:

American Government is required in the second year. This course emphasizes the foundations of our governmental system as it compares to other systems. It integrates the detailed study of our three branches of government, executive, legislative and judicial at the national level. (1 semester, 5 cr.hrs.)

 
Economics:

Economics, also required in the second year, is designed to acquaint students with the organization and functioning of our American economic system. In addition, the students devote considerable time to personal economics and life skills, especially in the areas of investments, banking, savings and personal finances. (1 semester, 5 cr. hrs.)


Mr. John RoshoneAmerican History:

United States History is the required course taught in the junior year which concentrates on the political, economic, military and social development of the United States from the immigration of the Native Americans to the settlement by Europeans and Africans during the colonial period to the present day. The first semester deals with the study of American History through the Civil War and the second semester begins with Reconstruction and ends with the study of the present. (2 semesters, 5 cr.hrs/sem.)


Advanced Placement American History:

AP United States History is a challenging college-level course that is structured around the major themes and concepts of United States History from Pre-Columbian societies to the present. Students are provided the opportunity to examine and analyze primary sources, such as documentary material, pictorial material, political cartoons, maps and works of art. In addition, students will be exposed to interpretations of United States history from the perspectives of a variety of writers and historians. Students will examine how people have thought about and written about historical events over the course of time. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to develop analytical and interpretive writing skills. (2 semesters, 5 credit hours)

 

Sociology:

Sociology is an elective class that focuses on human interaction in society.  This course involves a critical analysis of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.  This includes investigations of the structures of groups, organizations, societies and how people interact within these contexts. 

 

Nebraska History:

Nebraska History is a semester elective class. Nebraska history involves a study of the interaction of culture and the environment.  This includes the history of various peoples of Nebraska; economic developments: fur trade, transportation, ranching, and farming; political and social reform movements; and Nebraska's modern era. 

 

European History:

 European History traces the history of Europe from roughly the year 1300 to the end of the Cold War. By exploring the major events and forces that shaped and defined our modern world, students will come to understand the forces operating in the world today and their historical roots.

 

 

Advanced Placement European History / Western Heritage:

AP European History is a challenging college-level course that is structured around the major themes and concepts of European History from the Renaissance to the present. Students are provided the opportunity to examine and analyze primary sources, such as documentary material, pictorial material, political cartoons, maps and works of art. In addition, students will be exposed to interpretations of European history from the perspectives of a variety of writers and historians. Students will examine how people have thought about and written about historical events over the course of time. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to develop analytical and interpretive writing skills. (2 semesters, 5 credit hours)