Social Science

The Social Studies Department offers courses on world history, culture and geography; U.S. history and geography; principles of American democracy; and economics.  These classes are empirically based and promote critical thinking and questioning regarding historical events and perspectives.

Students in grades 10 study major turning points that shaped the modern world from the late eighteenth century through the present.

After a review of the nation's beginnings, students in grade 11 study the development of U.S. democratic ideals and the major turning points in American history in the 20th century.

During one semester of grade 12, students pursue a deeper understanding of U.S. national, state and local government. In the other semester, they study the basic principles of economics.

All classes meet the Common Core State Standards and the California History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 9-12.

Courses Offered

  • Advanced Placement Human Geography
  • Advanced Placement European History
  • World History
  • Advanced Placement World History
  • U.S. History
  • Advanced Placement U.S History
  • U.S. Government
  • Advanced Placement U.S. Government
  • Economics
  • Advanced Placement Micro Economics
  • Psychology
  • Advanced Placement Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Globalization

Useful Social Science Links