In three years of study, students will be able to analyze the core relationships between events of the past and our current world. They will also learn and appreciate the value of active citizenship while being exposed to and reflecting upon their knowledge and awareness of domestic and foreign affairs in an interdependent world.
Note: Washington State History Requirement - Washington State guidelines require all students to have successfully completed Washington State History in 7th/8th grade or high school. Seniors in need of this credit will take Pacific Rim Studies or an approved online course.
- SS0901 - WORLD HISTORY (FULL YEAR)
- SS0904 - INTERDISCIPLINARY HONORS WORLD HISTORY/ENG I (FULL YEAR)
- SS1100 - UNITED STATES HISTORY (SUMMER)
- SS1102 - UNITED STATES HISTORY (FULL YEAR)
- SS1104 - AP UNITED STATES HISTORY (HONORS) (FULL YEAR)
- SSR122 - HONORS PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (FULL YEAR)
- SS1235 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (SEMESTER)
- SS1203 - ECONOMICS (OC) (SEMESTER)
- SS1209 - CURRENT ISSUES (SEMESTER)
- SS1243 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SEMESTER)
- SS1236 - PACIFIC RIM STUDIES (SEMESTER)
- SS2602 IRELAND HISTORY AND CULTURE IN CONTEXT (SEMESTER)
Prerequisite: Department Chair and instructor approval based on entrance exam, teacher recommendations, and student interest.
It is designed to be a challenging interdisciplinary survey of the events and thoughts that have shaped the course of human history. This course satisfies one year of both Freshman Social Studies and English 1 credit requirements. Students are also required to participate in the Regional Washington State History Day competition.
An intensive eight week survey of American history whereby students earn a full credit while learning the same skills and content as found in the regular course. Students who take this course typically do so to make room in their junior year schedule for other options. (There is an additional fee for this course.)
Prerequisites: Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and English teacher recommendations.
The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of American History from approximately 1491 to the War on Terror. Students will develop their written and verbal analyzation skills as the year progresses. It is designed to be the equivalent of a two semester introductory university U.S. History course and students will take the AP US History Exam in May.
Prerequisites: Students will be considered for entrance into this course based on cumulative GPA, PSAT scores, and teacher recommendation.
In conjunction with Seattle University’s Matteo Ricci College Credit program, this course is divided into two components. The first introduces students to a variety of service-oriented activities and experiences. The second component is used to introduce and analyze the forces that shape our public policy. There is a strong emphasis on student-centered activities. The Seattle University course number is CISS 120 (Poverty in America).
This course is designed to acquaint students with aspects of Washington State industry, geography, and political policy as they relate to the state’s economic interdependence with its Pan-Asian neighbors. This course will explore Pacific Rim geography, geology, historical background, cultural exchange, politics, trade, industry, and tourism. (This course will fulfill the Washington State History requirement.)
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; C or better in previous English class. Application process.
This course explores the historical, cultural, political, and literary heritage of Ireland and North Ireland, with a focus on the Civil Rights Movement; reconciliation, and peace process. Students combine classroom learning with service learning during the semester, culminating in a study trip to Ireland. Students are expected to participate in all pre-trip meeting, fundraisers, lectures, and classes. Upon successful completion of all class and trip assignments, students will receive .5 Senior Social Studies credit and ISLE service hours.