A cross-curricular Social Science course that covers the temporal events that shape our world. Students will examine the geographical, sociological and psychological roots of current events then analyze those events for their political and historical significance. Selected additional pertinent topics may be covered.
A cross-curricular Social Science course that allows the student to discover the historical record through film and other similar media. Students will examine the major turning points in history through the art of filmmaking. Students will examine and analyze historical based films by utilizing enhanced critical thinking skills to determine bias and historical accuracy. Student will learn methods by which filmmakers modify storyline in order to enhance entertainment value. Students will reflect upon viewing and analysis by reflective writing, class discussion and public speaking assignments. Selected additional pertinent topics may be covered.
Music Appreciation is open to all students. Students will study music that is representative of many styles and cultures. They will come to understand the social uses of music and recognize its role in world heritage, as well as recognize why it is an essential ingredient of all humanity.
Meets UC and CSU requirements.
This course is designed to teach students academic study habits which will further their success in their educational pursuits.
An introduction to the general principles of psychology, concentrating on brain functions, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, and emotion. Selected additional topics may be covered.