AP Economics 183

This year-long course examines the primary concepts of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics explores economic decision making by individual consumers and businesses. Primary areas of study include basic economic problems and concepts, the market...

AP European History 183

This advanced, college-level course begins with the Renaissance and proceeds through a series of in-depth studies of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution,19th Century intellectual thought and 20th Century problems. Lecture, discussion,...

AP Government and Politics: United States

This college level course will provide students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. Students will study the constitutional foundations of American government, civil liberties, civil rights, elections and campaigns, political...

AP Psychology 183

This course is designed for students who would like to experience a more in-depth approach to the study of psychology. Some of the topics to be covered, as specified in the College Board course outline, include the following: sensation and perception, states of...

Civics

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to actively engage in democratic society. Students will study government institutions at the national, state, and local levels, discuss current and controversial issues, participate in simulations of the...

Global Geography LA 163

Students whose native language is not English will receive intensive instruction in the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through the study of global geography, basic social studies concepts, and essential vocabulary. This introductory...

Independent Study 161/162

This course will provide an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a topic that time and curricular demands do not allow for in our regular courses. Students need to arrange their plan of study with a cooperating teacher in the Social Studies Department....

Independent Study 161/162

This course will provide an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a topic that time and curricular demands do not allow for in our regular courses.  Students need to arrange their plan of study with a cooperating teacher in the Social Studies Department....

International Relations 161/171

This course will examine questions that confront the contemporary world, providing an overview of a number of significant global problems likely to persist into the future. The course will explore various topics such as globalization, human rights and humanitarianism,...

Issues and Answers in Philosophy

This one semester course offers students the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate many of the most profound philosophical questions humankind has dared to ponder. The course will introduce the philosophical topics of Existentialism, Epistemology,...

Latin American History 161/171

This course is a survey of the history and cultures of Latin America. Students will explore modern political and economic developments, historical foundations of the region, impact of geography, cultural beliefs and values, and the growing influence of Latin America...

Pacific Rim, The 161/171

This course is a survey of the peoples of China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and other east Asian nations. Students will explore current political systems and developments, physical geography, cultural beliefs and values, economic structures and the growing Asian...

Psychology 161

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Students will study how the brain works, including how we learn, remember, and organize the world around us. This course will explore questions such as: What makes the brain work? Why is sleep important? How do...

Religions of The World – East 161/171

Students who take this course will be objectively exposed to various Eastern religious answers to such questions as: What is the human condition? What is our destiny? What is Ultimate Reality, and how it is revealed? Is there life after death? How can we find...

Religions of The World – West 162/172

Students who take this course will be exposed to major Western religious answers to such questions as: What is the ultimate purpose of life? Is there life after death? Can we know what is good or bad, right or wrong? How can we find happiness? Who or what am I? This...

Sociology I: An Introduction to Human Relationships 161

This is an introductory course that examines human behavior in groups, including those norms, folkways, and taboos unique to American society. The units of study include an examination of culture, socialization, and gender. The course will conclude with each student...

Sociology II: Crime and Deviance 162

This course is a continuation of Sociology: an Introduction to Human Relationships, but may also be taken independently. Why do some break rules and others do not? This course seeks to answer that question. Issues of social control, conformity and deviance, social...

Urban Studies I: Chicago

This elective course will provide students with the opportunity to study and explore the city of Chicago and its history. Students will engage historical topics with modern day significance such as the social, political and intellectual history of Chicago as it...

Urban Studies II: Problems & Solutions

In this study of the city of Chicago, students will be able to explore and propose solutions for some of the most pressing urban problems. Using Chicago as a laboratory, students will endeavor to identify and study many of the issues facing the citizens of the city of...