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Course Information and Descriptions

World History to 1500

Honors World History to 1500

Social Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite:

Honors : Passed the social science 8 SOL with at least a 425

Description of the Class:

This class provides the student with an overview of the course of history from the cultures of the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras through the European Renaissance. Students will examine selected ancient, classical and medieval civilizations as outlines in the Virginia Standards of Learning. During their studies, students will focus on regional interactions among cultures, with an emphasis on the development of religions and governments.

World History to Present

Honors World History to Present

Social Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10 - 12

Prerequisite:

Honors: Passed the World History to 1500 AD SOL with at least a 425, Earned a B in a World History to 1500 class

Description of the Class:

World History to Present provides analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the development of Western European nation-states. Analysis will focus on the way scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions, resulting in social and political changes.

DE World History 1500 to Present

History Credit: 1 HS, 3 College Grade Level: 10 - 12

Prerequisite:

Pass SVCC placement test. This is a required Associates Degree class. Class offering is dependent upon teacher availability.

Description of the Class:

This college-level course provides analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the development of Western European nation-states. Analysis will focus on the way scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions, resulting in social and political changes.

US and Virginia History

Honors US and Virginia History

Social Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10 - 11

Prerequisite:

Honors: Passed the World History to Present SOL with at least a 425, Earned a B in a World History to Present class

Description of the Class:

U. S. and VA History cover the historical development of American ideas and institutions from the Age of Exploration to the present. With an emphasis on political and economic history, the course provides a basic knowledge of American culture through a chronological survey of major issues, movements, people, and events in the history of the United States and Virginia.

DE US and Virignia History I and II

History Credit: 2 HS, 6 College Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite:

Pass SVCC placement test. This is a required Associates Degree class. Class offering is dependent upon teacher availability.

Description of the Class:

DE United States and Virginia History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and enduring understandings necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advance college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials – their relevance to a given interpretive problem in historical scholarship. A DE United States History course should aid students in developing skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in an essay format.

US and Virginia Government

Honors US and Virginia Government

Social Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite:

Honors: Passed the US and Virginia History SOL with at least a 425, Earned a B in US and Virginia History class

Description of the Class:

U. S. and Virginia Government is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the origins and workings of the American and Virginia political systems. This course will provide students the knowledge of the United States and Virginia Constitutions; the structure and operation of those governments; the process of policy-making, with emphasis on economics, foreign affairs, and civil rights issues; as well as the impact of the general public, political parties, interest groups, and the media on policy decisions.

DE US and Virginia Government I and II

History Credit: 2 HS, 6 College Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite:

Pass SVCC placement test. This is a required Associates Degree class. Class offering is dependent upon teacher availability.

Description of the Class:

DE US and Virginia Government provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality.

History Through Film

History Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11 - 12

Prerequisite:

B average in prior Social Studies courses

Description of the Class:

History Thorough Film is an elective course for students who are inquisitive about and interested in the study of history. Students will work inpidually and in groups to understand the validity of films as historical sources. Students are expected to complete written materials on a daily basis. Students who do not do so will receive a failing grade. It is a history course and as such can be reading and writing intensive at times. There will be outside reading and writing.

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