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社会研究系

社会研究课程为学生成为有效的公民做好准备, while instilling an understanding of the organization and the institutions of society, 以及这些机构中的人类行为. 每门学科的内容都考察社会的运作和结果, 经济, 政府和政治制度. 社会研究专业的学生培养了对自己文化价值观的认识, and examines the values of other cultures and develops a sense of continuity with the past. Acceptance into Advanced Placement classes is based on prior high school performance and teacher recommendation.

学生必须完成3.5年的社会研究毕业. 毕业必修以下课程:西方文明, 犹太人的历史, 美国历史和现代犹太历史. 此外,选修课提供给老年人. 有些课程需要系主任批准.

课程

西方文明概念:1学分

This is a course for freshman that follows the curriculum of Western Civilization tracing the political, 社会, 经济 and intellectual patterns and institutions that have molded the modern Western world.  The course begins with smaller units and gradually increases the material covered and skills required, 以所学到的为基础.   这些单元用于教授高中所需的技能, 强调阅读理解, 批判性思维, 理解原始资料和写作.  课程从古希腊开始,一直持续到第二次世界大战.  Geography is incorporated into the course and the units include written projects and activities.

作业要求:每周2小时

西方文明:1学分

西方文明是所有新生的必修课. 这门课程追溯了政治, 社会, 经济 and intellectual patterns and institutions that have molded the modern Western world. Emphasis is placed on 批判性思维 skills, understanding primary source materials, and writing. 地理被纳入课程,并讨论时事. 虽然课程的重点是欧洲,但也包括一个澳门威尼斯人网上赌场非洲和亚洲的单元. 具体单位包括文明的崛起, 古希腊和古罗马, 中世纪, 文艺复兴和宗教改革, 启蒙运动和法国大革命, 工业化, 一战和俄国革命, 第二次世界大战及其后果. 单元包括书面项目和活动,如散文和报纸, 辩论和创作政治漫画.

作业要求:每周2小时

犹太历史:1学分

犹太人的历史, the primary objective is to build upon those skills learned freshman year with heavy emphasis placed on 批判性思维 skills, 研究方法, 以及对原始资料和文献的分析. 在本课程中, students analyze events in Jewish history from 古希腊和古罗马 through the rise of Nationalism and World War I. This course focuses on the political, 社会, 经济 and religious history of the Jewish people. The primary texts used are Understanding Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence Schiffman and the Jewish World in 中世纪 by Jon Bloomberg. 犹太历史是大二开设的一门调查课程.

作业要求:1.每周5 -2小时

U.S. 历史:1学分

U.S. 历史 follows a chronological approach to the curriculum and covers the Colonial period to the present. Students learn about the political, 经济, and 社会 history of the United States. 课堂活动包括讲座, 讨论, 为了证明历史研究的社会重要性而进行辩论. 本课程强调文化的发展和多样性, 使用文章, 地图, 图表和主要资料来源. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Constitution Test requirement (Illinois Public Law 195). 这门调查课程在大三开设.

作业要求:1.每周5小时

美联社U.S. 历史:1学分

前提条件:教师推荐
大学先修课程.S. 历史 is intended to introduce academically talented juniors with a strong interest in history to an undergraduate college-level history class. 在使用教科书时, students will also rely heavily on the analysis of primary sources in order to encourage 批判性思维 and the examination of conflicting political, 经济, 以及社会对美国文化的解读.S. 历史. 课堂活动包括讲座, 讨论, 和辩论,以使学生能够参与到美国.S. 深入分析的历史. Students focus on a college-oriented method of historical writing to express their analysis and discoveries. 这门课是为学生准备大学先修课程考试而设计的. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Constitution Test requirement (Illinois Public Law 195).

作业要求:每周3-4小时

AP现代欧洲历史:1学分

前提条件:系主任批准
Advanced Placement Modern European 历史 is open to academically talented seniors with a strong interest in history. It involves an in-depth study of European history from 1400 through Contempory Europe. 这门课程的重点是政治, 经济, 社会文化观念, 重点是每个时期的变化和模式. 批判性思维和分析是文件解释所必需的. 除了, art history is incorporated as it applies to the different historical periods covered. Students are required to do a significant amount of reading and writing for this course as well as several projects. 期望每天都能参与课堂. Students are prepared for and encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Modern European 历史 for college credit.

作业要求:每周4-6小时

现代犹太历史 .5信用

现代犹太历史 involves the study of European Jewry from World War I through the creation of the State of Israel and its history. The curriculum serves as a continuation of the 犹太人的历史 course completed during sophomore year, 同时补充在大三完成的美国历史课程. It also provides insight into modern Israel and the issues in the Middle East today. 要求的文本是:所罗门·格雷泽尔的《澳门威尼斯人网上赌场》, 以及《澳门威尼斯人网上赌场》门德斯-弗洛尔和莱因哈茨. 学生上网是必需的, 因为这门课是通过现代犹太历史网站进行网络强化的. 这学期的课程是毕业的必修课.

作业要求:每周4-6小时

心理学:1学分

Psychology 1 provides students with a basic overview of the major areas in the field of psychology, 如何将这些知识应用到自己的生活中呢, and how to recognize psychological 原则 when they are encountered in everyday situations. The first semester of this course includes units on a variety of topics including psychological perspectives, 研究方法, 行为的生物学基础, 感觉和知觉, 动机和情感, 学习, 记忆和思考. 第二学期的学习单元包括人类发展, 压力, 应对与健康, 以及心理障碍和治疗. 本课程的主题通过指定的阅读材料来涵盖, 讲座, 讨论, 示范及小组活动. 这门选修课是为12年级的学生开设的.

作业要求:1.每周5小时

商业法: .5信用

解决问题和批判性思维的能力是商业法的一个组成部分.
本课程侧重于商业环境中出现的法律和相关问题. 同时强调因合同情况而产生的权利和义务, 这门课程还包括道德领域, 民事和刑事罪行, 就业法, 法团及物业. 课堂上简要介绍和讨论实际案例. 除了, guest speakers from the legal profession are invited throughout the course to speak to students and students create a business plan. Business Law is open to 12th grade students and would be of interest to students planning a career in business or law.

大学先修课程心理学:1学分

Prerequisite: This is a college-level course open to academically talented and highly motivated seniors with an interest in psychology. 大学先修课程心理学旨在向学生介绍心理学, which includes the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. 这门课程强调心理事实, 原则, 以及与心理学各主要分支领域相关的现象. Students also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Topics of study include history and approaches to psychology; 研究方法; biological bases of behavior; 感觉和知觉; states of consciousness; 学习; memory; thinking and language; 动机和情感; developmental psychology; testing and individual differences; personality; psychological disorders; treatment of psychological disorders; 压力, 应对与健康; and 社会 psychology. 大学先修课程心理学是一门具有挑战性的课程, 全年, 大学水平的课程提供给12年级的学生.

作业要求:每周2-3小时

经济学:0.5信用

这门课是高年级学生的选修课, and it provides students with a comprehensive overview of 经济 theory and practice. 学生将学习宏观经济学的基础, 包括对竞争经济体系的调查, 货币的功能, 国民经济的周期, 以及全球化的趋势. 本课程还将向学生介绍微观经济学的基础知识, 从了解工资到讨论小企业和政府法规. 项目, 学生演讲, 论文, and 讲座 will ensure that students grasp important concepts that they can use as independent adults, 投资者, 或者企业家. 分析现实世界现象, 包括检查iPod和NFL选秀, will capture students’ attention as this course enables students to better understand and interact with the 经济 world.

作业要求:每周1-2小时

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