HISTORY – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that count toward the History / Social Sciences (A) requirement for college admissions.  Students must complete two years for UC admissions and three years for California State graduation standards. 

COURSE: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS
COURSE NUMBER: 247
A-G: 10 credits (A) History/Social Science
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Periods 4,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: 
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of governmental institutions and extensive analysis of the Constitution. Students will explore the responsibilities of government from the local to national level. The political process will also be studied, specifically in regards to the election process. This course will also prepare students to master fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations, personal finance skills) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Students will study the basic economic principles of micro and macroeconomics, international economics, and comparative economics systems. Standards that will provide the basis of curriculum will be the California Social Science Content Standards of Principles of American Democracy for grades 9-12, the Principles of Economics content standards for grades 9-12, and the CCSS Standards for Literacy in History, particularly Reading and Writing, through which students will demonstrate grade 9-12 social science intellectual, reasoning, reflection and research skills.

COURSE: AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits (A) History / Social Science pending UC review for 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Grade “A” in prior History Social Science course.
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Period 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP UNITED STATES HISTORY
COURSE NUMBER: 305
A-G: 10 credits (A) History/Social Science, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Grade “B” or better in World History Honors
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: 
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: UNITED STATES HISTORY
COURSE NUMBER: 258
A-G: 10 credits (A) History / Social Science
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Hutchinson) Periods 2,3,6,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: The United States history class is designed to give students knowledge of past civilizations and their histories and how these have a bearing upon the modern age. A brief review of the past to the Age of Enlightenment will be covered with the main focus of the course being the twentieth century to the present day with regards to political, religious, economic, and social traditions.

COURSE: WORLD HISTORY
COURSE NUMBER: 224
A-G: 10 credits (A) History Social / Science
PREREQUISITE: None (10th Grade)
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Periods 1,3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the eighteenth century to the present. The year begins with an introduction to current world issues and then continues with a focus on the expansion of the West and the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world, focusing on political, religious, economic, and social traditions.

COURSE: WORLD HISTORY HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 106
A-G: 10 credits Pending UC review for (A) History / Social Science) on 5.0 scale
PREREQUISITE: Grade Letter “B” or better in English I
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Hutchinson) Periods 1,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: 
DESCRIPTION: Students combine selective factual knowledge and skills of analysis to examine the nature, causes, and consequences of changes in global frameworks. This course takes a global approach to the study of world history by exploring the inter-regional connections and global themes that connect to the world today. Curriculum includes political revolutions, industrial revolution, imperialism, Colonialism, Nationalism, Totalitarianism, World War I, World War II, the cold war, and present history.