World Studies (231101R / 231102R)
This course will focus student learning on the peoples, ideas, and forces that have shaped our world, and enable students to investigate their place in and capacity to act in an increasingly interdependent global society. It will allow students to appreciate the rich cultures that exist across the world. This course will advance through a combination of content knowledge, inquiry, and appropriate analytical skills in a literacy-rich fashion. These thematic investigations will include an emphasis on interdisciplinary social sciences and build understanding of cultural, institutional, economic, and technological patterns that, along with geography, have set the human stage.
In an honors course, students will make thematic connections in a reading and writing intensive setting. Students will be expected to meet the standards with less scaffolding and more independent and collaborative practice. Increased complexity of texts, tasks, and responses will prepare honors students for advanced placement and college level coursework. Additionally, it will incorporate an extensive research project allowing students to interweave the content and skill sets they have work on throughout the year. Honors courses are weighted.
- Course level Regular
- Credits 1
- Semesters 2