Social Studies

In The Classroom

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.

Electives

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:

  • General Psychology
  • Cincinnati History
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Women’s Studies
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 211) - an online semester course which is also available for 3 college credits through Mount Saint Joseph's Early College Credit program.
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 212) - an online semester course which is also available for 3 college credits through Mount Saint Joseph's Early College Credit program.

Advanced Placement and Early College Credit (Dual Enrollment) Offerings

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.

  • AP US Government and Politics. This course prepares students to take and pass the AP US Government exam and is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to pursue careers in Social Sciences, the Humanities, Politics, or Law.
  • AP US History. This course prepares students to take and pass the AP US History exam and is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to pursue careers in Social Sciences, the Humanities, Politics, or Law.

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.

 

Social Studies Department Members

Jason Berling
Jason Berling
Social Studies Department
Social Studies Teacher; Social Studies Department Chair
berlingj@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2224
Jerry Kennedy
Jerry Kennedy
Social Studies Department
Social Studies Teacher
kennedyj@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2222
Amber Knolle
Amber Knolle
Class of 2012
Social Studies Department
Social Studies Teacher
knollea@setoncincinnati
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2223
Emily Kruse
Emily Kruse
Social Studies Department
Social Studies Teacher
Alexi Murray
Alexi Murray
Class of 2012
Social Studies Department
Social Studies Teacher
murraya@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2221

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