AP Psychology

Resource: D. Myers AP Psychology

Course Description:

Advanced Placement Psychology is designed to introduce students to the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. To accomplish this, the course provides instruction in each of the following 14 content areas: History and Approaches, Research Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Abnormal Behavior, and Social Psychology.

 

Economics

Resource: Clayton, G. (2016). Understanding economics. Columbus, OH: Glencoe McGraw-Hill.

Course Description:

Economics is a three-trimester high school course that is designed to engage students in basic economic concepts revolving around fundamentals, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, and personal finance. To accomplish these goals, the course provides instructions in each of the following content areas: What is Economics?, Economic Systems and Decision Making ,Demand, Supply, prices, The American Free Enterprise System, Business Organization, Market Structures, Money and Banking, and Financial Markets.

 

Introduction to Business

Resource: Brown, B. and Clow, J. (2008). Introduction to Business. Columbus, OH: Glencoe McGraw-Hill

Course Description:

Introduction to Business is a three-trimester high school course that is designed to increase the business acumen of students by helping them to understand how the American business economy operates and to help them prepare to make decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens within that economy. To accomplish these goals, the course provides instructions in each of the following content areas: Human Resource Management, Culture and Diversity in Business, Career Planning, Getting a Job, Basic Economic Concepts, Economic Resources and Systems, Economic Activity in a Changing world, Business in Ethics and Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Business Ownership and Operations, Business Management, Leadership in Management, Technology and Business, Marketing in Today’s World, and Advertising.

 

Sociology

Resource: Holt McDougal Sociology The Study of Human Relationships

 

Course Description:

Sociology is a three-trimester high school course that engages in the study of people and their lives in groups. What is society? How can we understand it? What is the role of the individual in society, and how does society affect individual lives? This course examines how people behave in groups and how interaction shapes both individual and group behaviors. The analysis of the rules, organizations, and value systems that enable people to live together will also be an area of emphasis. The main topics of this course are perspectives in sociology and sociological research, cultural diversity and conformity, social structure, socializing the individual, the adolescent in society, the adult in society, social control and deviance, and gender, age, and health.