The course is designed to promote understanding of and hands-on experience with a main component of the study of history: the application of lessons learned from the past to current issues. This course will, in part, be an active-learning experience. Students will be required to participate in groups and complete hands-on analytical activities. It is designed to be challenging and will involve a considerable amount of reading, writing, analysis, and directed individual research.
United States History
American History is a two-semester survey of American history from the age of exploration and discovery to the present. Solid reading and writing skills, along with the willingness to devote a considerable amount of time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography.
The course is designed to give students a chance to learn about the economy and its affect on our world. In this full year course students will learn practical pillars of economic theory. Students will also have the opportunity to get real-world experience with several entrepreneurial programs. Throughout the year the class will also meet and hear from current business professionals and their experiences.