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U.S. Government
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11
Credit: 1
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: U.S. Government is a semester-long study of America’s political system and the governmental institutions that are so influential in society. It is important that citizens be aware of their responsibilities in our American democracy, and it is essential that they be prepared to participate effectively in it. This course is designed to lead students to develop the knowledge, the skills, and the attitudes necessary for meaningful participation as citizens. There will be ample opportunity this semester for analysis and discussion of current events and issues of concern.
 
 
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AP Government
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: Selection by application. Completion of
both World History and U.S. History with a B or above. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: AP Government is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in U. S. Government and politics. This class prepares students for college courses by making demands on them like those made by introductory college courses. This course may be taken in preparation for the Advanced Placement test in U. S. Government. Taking the AP Government exam is strongly recommended.

Grading: This course is graded on a point basis. Grades are determined by tests, essays and document-based questions, class discussion and oral presentations. The semester exams constitute 20% of the semester grade. The grade for this course is weighted.

Homework: Completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. The length of assignments may vary on a day-to-day basis, but students can expect that every evening they will have some form of homework.
 
 
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U.S. History
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 10
Credit: 1
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
Description: United States History deals with the economic, political and social developments of our nation’s history. Primary emphasis is placed on the trends in United States history, which have had a lasting effect on our culture today.

Grading: Students’ grades are determined by tests, notebooks, special projects, and class discussion.

Homework: Approximately 3 hours a week.
 
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U.S. History CCP/LCCP
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 10-11
Credit: 1.2
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: Selection by application. Completion of World History with a "B" or above. GPA requirements: Freshmen need a 3.9, Sophomores a 3.7, Juniors 3.5 and Seniors 3.0. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: PSEOP/LCCC United States History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. This class prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. This course may be taken in preparation for the Advanced Placement Test in U. S. History.

Grading: The course is graded on a point basis. Grades are determined by tests, essays and document-based questions, class discussion and oral presentations. The semester exams constitute 20% of the semester grade. The grade for this course is weighted.

Fees: Taking the AP U. S. History exam is strongly recommended.

Homework: Completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. The length of assignments may vary on a day-to-day basis, but students can expect that every evening they will have some form of homework.
 
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World History
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 9
Credit: 1
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course is a study of world history from the time of the Age of Enlightment and Reformation to the twentieth century. The course deals with political, social and economic developments that have had a significant and lasting effect on our culture today.

Grading: Students' grades are determined by tests, notebooks, special projects, and class discussion.

Homework: Approximately 3 hours a week.
 
 
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Civilizations 151 CCP
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 06
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of World History, US History and US Government with a B or higher. Cumulative GPA requirements for Post Secondary courses: Freshmen need a 3.9, Sophomores a 3.7, Juniors 3.5 and Seniors 3.0. 
 
Description: This class prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them as it is an introductory college level course. Coursework, grading, and classroom expectations complies with Lorain County Community College standards and practices. Three college credits are received upon successful completion of this course. This course studies the development of the historical, political, economic, cultural, religious and institutional patterns of society from ancient civilizations through 1500.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Civilizations 152 CCP
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 06
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of World History, US History and US Government with a B or higher. Cumulative GPA requirements for Post Secondary courses: Freshmen need a 3.9, Sophomores a 3.7, Juniors 3.5 and Seniors 3.0. 
 
 
 
Description: This class prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them as it is an introductory college level course. Coursework, grading, and classroom expectations complies with Lorain County Community College standards and practices. Three college credits are received upon successful completion of this course. This course studies the development of the historical, political, economic, cultural, religious and institutional patterns of society from 1500 to present.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Economics
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Economics is a one-semester course designed to explore the analytical tools and the informed understandings needed to come to grips with the innumerable economic problems confronting us today, as individuals and as a society. This course will introduce the student to the basic workings and direction of the American economic system, and prepare the student for individual decision making as a consumer. This fulfills Ohio's core requirement.

Grading: Students' grades are determined by tests, notebooks, special projects and class discussion.

Homework: Approximately 2 hours a week.
 
 
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Sociology
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Sociology is a semester-long introduction to the study of group behavior. Students will focus on sociological theory, research methods, and on understanding the interactions within groups of people. The role of sociology in solving problems will also be explored.

Grading: Students' grades are determined by tests, special projects, class discussion, and homework assignments.

Homework: Approximately 2 hours a week.
 
 
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Psychology
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: Psychology is a semester course designed for the high school student who wants to learn about the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. People’s thoughts and actions are strongly influenced by the behaviors they experience and are surrounded by. Therefore, by studying how one’s mental processes and behavior are influenced and formed, one can better understand one’s own self and other individuals as well, to be better able to respond in God-pleasing ways.

Grading: Students’ grades are determined by homework, class discussion, special projects and tests.

Homework: Approximately 2 hours a week.
 
 
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Independent Study:
Social Studies
Curricular Area: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Selection by application with instructor approval. 
 
 
 
Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in social studies. The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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