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History

World History  (H250)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: World History)

(Code for 2017-2018 and prior years : World History 2 H200, Abbr. Transcript Title: Wld Hist 2)

Grade Level: 10-12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement

requirement

This college preparatory course focuses on European History, geography, culture and its relationship to the U.S. cultural and political heritage.


AP European History (H210)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: AP Euro Hist)

Informational Video: AP European History Part I & AP European History Trailer II

Grade Level: 10-12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement   

This intensive college preparatory study of European history from the Renaissance to the present emphasizes writing, critical thinking, analysis of original-source documents and preparation for the AP exam.


US History (H300)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: U S History)

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement

In this college preparatory survey of US History, students will engage with and discover the history of our nation from our founding through the 20th century, including making connections to present day events.


AP US History (H310)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: AP US Hist)

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement   

This rigorous, fast-paced, college-level survey course covers US History from pre-colonial times to the present. Students will engage in continuous academic writing, reading, and document analysis to prepare for the AP Exam through self-direction and critical thinking.


Economics (H405)/Government (H400)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: Economics/Amer Gov)

Grade Level: 12   

Prerequisite: None

Government meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement / Economics meets the UC/CSU "G" requirement

These half-term college preparatory classes survey the American political and economic systems.


AP Government (H402)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: AP Government)

Grade Level: 12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU “A” requirement   

This course is a study of the philosophical and Constitutional foundations of the United States government and a practical analysis of current governmental institutions and public policy. This course prepares students for the AP exam and meets the entire senior government/economics requirement.




History Department Electives

The courses below are History Department Electives. These do not count toward History graduation requirements or History UC/CSU admission requirements but do earn elective credit and where indicated also count toward UC/CSU elective admission requirements.



Introduction to Ethnic Studies (H630)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: IntroEthnic)

Grade Level: 11-12  

Prerequisite: None

Meets UC/CSU "G" requirement

This class is not for the faint of heart! We will cover real topics and dive into current issues to form our own understanding of these relevant topics. In Ethnic Studies students will critically think about the history, cultures, politics and sociological status of Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Latino Americans. Students will examine case studies from post Civil War to present day. In addition, students will consider the short-term and long-term impact of race, prejudice, and discrimination in US History and culture, and will examine the strides made legislatively and socially to create positive changes within the United States.


Psychology (H605)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: Psychology)

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None 

Meets the UC/CSU “G” requirement

(Fulfills 9th grade History Elective graduation requirement Graduating Class 2020 and Prior)

An academic elective course in social science that includes the study of psychological concepts and principles focusing on experimentation, behavior, research, and observation.


AP Psychology (H610)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: AP Psychology)

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None 

Meets the UC/CSU “G” requirement

(Fulfills 9th grade History Elective graduation requirement Graduating Class 2020 and Prior)

Students will explore a rigorous social science curriculum that focuses on the advanced theoretical study of selected psychologists, theory, research, experimentation, and encompasses extensive conceptual analysis. Prepares students for the AP Psychology exam!


Criminology - Street Law  (H616)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: Crimin St Law ) 

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU "G" requirement 

(Fulfills 9th grade History Elective graduation requirement Graduating Class 2020 and Prior)

Criminology allows students to understand the impact that crime and criminal behavior have on societies across the world, and explore some of the challenges that face today’s criminal justice systems.  Understanding the causes and consequences of crime will enable students to contribute to discussions about how some of these problems might be remedied.  Students will develop the necessary analytical skills to assess complex data related to experiences of criminality.  Finally, students will have the opportunity to take part in field trips and discussions with professionals to gain a real insight into how criminological knowledge is applied in a variety of sectors.  

The outcomes for students taking this course will be the development of skills relevant to a variety of key professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction including the law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice system, and victimization.



Socio-Political History of Rock and Roll (H700)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: SocioPol RckRol)

Grade Level: 11-12   

Prerequisite: None 

Meets the UC/CSU “G” requirement

(Fulfills 9th grade History Elective graduation requirement Graduating Class 2020 and Prior)

Students will cover social and political history of the United States between 1950-2000 as seen through the lens of music and the musicians of the times. Musical genres ranges from blues to rockabilly, punk, heavy metal, and hip-hop. Critical analysis will be focused on significant historical events in modern US History, including political and economic advancements. Students will practice historical thinking skills through primary and secondary source analysis (music lyrics, documentaries, motion picture films, articles, etc.). Varying forms of assessments (written, discussions, presentations, etc.) will allow students the opportunity to employ authentic skills seen in the social sciences and humanities.


AP Human Geography (H710)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: AP Human Geo)

Grade Level: 9-12  

Prerequisite: None

Meets the UC/CSU "A" requirement

(Fulfills 9th grade History Elective graduation requirement Graduating Class 2020 and Prior)

This is an intensive college preparatory course that focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. Case studies from around the globe are compared to the situation on both the United States and the state of California.


 

 



Last Updated 8.9.18