History & Social Studies
Economic Essentials: Theory & Applications (Dual Enrollment ECO 150)
This dual enrollment course presents a broad overview of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with application to current economic situations. The course introduces concepts, policies, and theories in addition to models of domestic and global economies. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.
U.S. Government & Politics (Dual Enrollment PLS 135)
In this dual enrollment course, students will learn the political structure, processes, institutions, and policymaking of the U.S. national government. The course focuses on the three branches of government, their interrelationships, and how they shape policy. The course also addresses federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, political socialization, political participation, public opinion, the media, interest groups, […]
United States History Since 1865 (Dual Enrollment HIS 122)
This dual enrollment course introduces the history of the United States from 1865 to the present. Course content includes major political, social, and economic developments since 1865, overseas expansion, the two world wars, the Cold War, and the post-Cold War era. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.
United States History to 1877 (Dual Enrollment HIS 121)
This dual enrollment course introduces the history of the United States from its origins to 1877. The course includes the European exploration; development of the American colonies and their institutions; the Revolution; major political, social, and economic developments; geographical expansion; the Civil War; and Reconstruction. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.
Civics & Economics (Grade 8)
This course examines the roles citizens play in the political, governmental, and economic systems of the United States. Students will examine the foundational documents and principles with which the constitutions of Virginia and the United States were established; identify the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens; and describe the structure and operation of government at […]
U.S. History: 1865 to Present (Grade 7)
Students will continue to use skills for historical and geographical analysis as they examine American history since 1865. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. Students should continue to develop and build upon the fundamental concepts and skills in civics, economics, and […]
U.S. History to 1865 (Grade 6)
Middle school students will use skills for historical and geographical analysis to explore the early history of the United States and understand ideas and events that strengthened the union. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times until 1865. Students will continue to learn fundamental concepts in […]
This introductory course is designed to give an overview of key topics in psychology and to explore possible connections of psychology to future study and careers. Topics covered include the history and methods of psychology, brain structures, mental disorders, stress, therapy, sensation and perception, sleep and dreaming, child and adult development, motivation and emotion, and social […]
AP Psychology introduces students to the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Beginning with the psychologists and perspectives that have helped to shape the field of psychology, students will explore and apply the theories, key concepts, and research findings from various subfields of the discipline. Topics examined will […]
African American History
In this course, students will examine the role African Americans have played in American history. The activities and assignments in the course promote cultural awareness and critical thinking through the lenses of power, politics, economics, and geography. The course traces the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of race relations in the United States. Students will identify […]