Students apply historical and cultural knowledge to contemporary issues in all aspects of the social sciences through research, information processing, and investigation. Students routinely engage in critical thinking, reading, and collaboration as they learn the values of good citizenship, democracy, financial literacy and the ability to make sound and rational decisions in a diverse and changing world.
To fulfill diploma requirements, 3 units of credit must be accumulated. Please see our Curriculum Guide for course descriptions and program requirements.
The elective offerings available through the Social Studies Department are developed through partnerships with local businesses and organizations to equip students with relevant, real-world skills and to offer additional opportunities for students to tailor their learning. These semester-long elective courses include:
In addition to Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 211) and Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 212), the Social Studies Department offers two Advanced Placement courses each available for college credit.
Overall, students have the potential to earn up to 15 college credits in Social Sciences and Economics through our strong partnership with Mount Saint Joseph University. Please visit AP & Early College Credit (Dual Enrollment) for details and to see a complete listing of both AP and Dual Enrollment Courses available.