History and Social Sciences Department
The History and Social Sciences Department endeavors to promote in students an appreciation for historical knowledge, the critical thinking skills necessary to make sense of it, and the compassion to become active world citizens ready and willing to make a difference. While each course presents core subject knowledge necessary for students to develop a better interpersonal understanding of the world in which they live, the courses further aim to promote historical study as a hugely creative endeavor calling students to ask questions, demand substance, think interpretively and develop an open mind. Students are expected to develop research skills appropriate to their level.
The department incorporates new classroom technologies into creative presentations, class debates, mock trials, and historical simulations in an effort to stimulate innovative thinking, group collaboration, and other cognitive skills. Student work includes analysis and interpretation supported by historical information. Where applicable, courses are related to current events in areas such as economics, politics, foreign affairs, and environmental issues.
The courses listed below represent the current offerings of our History and Social Studies Department. For full course descriptions, please refer to our ACADEMIC GUIDE.
FOUNDATIONS OF CIVILIZATION
HONORS WORLD HISTORY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY
UNITED STATES HISTORY
HONORS UNITED STATES HISTORY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
ADVANCED PLACEMENT MICROECONOMICS
Fifth and Sixth Form Electives
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
HONORS PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE: AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
HONORS COLONIAL AFRICA
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE: AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE: PRINCIPALS & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT/ BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
CHANGING LENS OF HISTORY
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE: ECONOMICS OF PERSONAL FINANCE
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP/ GLOBAL ECONOMY