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Code Title* Course
HQS31 Intro to Global Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed for English Language Learners as an introduction to global history. Students will focus on basic social studies concepts and vocabulary while building background knowledge which will prepare them to take the global history sequence.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 general elective credit toward graduation.
HQS32 Intro To US
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed for English Language Learners as an introduction to United States history. Students will focus on basic social studies concepts and vocabulary while building background knowledge which will prepare them to take United States history sequence.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 general elective credit toward graduation.
HGS41 Global 1
Prerequisites: ESL Level 3 or higher.
Corequisites: Taken together with Global 2 (HGS42) as a double-period class.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to focus on common themes that recur across time and place, beginning with the dawn of the Neolithic Revolution and early river civilizations, and concluding with the end of Medieval Europe. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore what has happened in various regions and civilizations throughout the world at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages to in-depth understanding.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 4 core credits in Global History
HGS42 Global 2
Prerequisites: ESL Level 3 or higher.
Corequisites: Taken together with Global 1 (HGS41) as a double-period class.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Offered together with HGS41 as a double-period. Global History II is designed to focus on common themes that recur across time and place, beginning with the Middle Ages and concluding with the response to absolutism during the First Global Age. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore what has happened in various regions and civilizations throughout the world at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages to in-depth understanding.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 4 core credits in Global History
HGS43 Global 3
Prerequisites: ESL Level 4 or higher. Global 1 and 2. Economics (HES11) should be taken with or before Global History 3 and 4.
Corequisites: Taken together with Global 4 (HGS44) as a double-period class. Economics (HES11) should be taken with or before Global History 3 and 4.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Offered together with HGS44 as a double-period. Global History III is designed to focus on common themes that recur across time and place, beginning with the dawn of the Scientific Revolution, and concluding with the end of World War II. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore what has happened in various regions and civilizations throughout the world at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages to in-depth understanding.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 4 core credits in Global History
HGS44 Global 4
Prerequisites: ESL Level 4 or higher. Global 1 and 2. Economics (HES11) should be taken with or before Global History 3 and 4.
Corequisites: Taken together with Global 3 (HGS43) as a double-period class. Economics (HES11) should be taken with or before Global History 3 and 4.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Offered together with HGS43 as a double-period. Global History IV is designed to focus on common themes that recur across time and place, examining post-World War II: the 20th Century since 1945 to contemporary times. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore what has happened in various regions and civilizations throughout the world, analyzing historical events while linking to and addressing current issues. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages to in-depth understanding.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 4 core credits in Global History
HUS21 U.S. History 1
Prerequisites: Recommended for ESL Level 4 or higher.
Corequisites: Taken together with U.S. History 2 (HUS22) as a double-period class.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Offered together with HUS22 as a double-period. United States History is the history of a great experiment in representative democracy. The basic principles and core values expressed in the Declaration of Independence became the guiding ideas for our nation's civic culture. United States History 1 will focus on topics from George Washingtons Administration to Reconstruction.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 2 core credits in U.S. History
HUS22 U.S. History 2
Prerequisites: Recommended for ESL Level 4 or higher.
Corequisites: Taken together with U.S. History 1 (HUS21) as a double-period class.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Offered together with HUS21 as a double-period. United States History II will serve as a continuation of U.S History II covering topics from the Progressive Era to Civil/Womens rights movement.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 2 core credits in U.S. History
HVS11 Government
Prerequisites: ESL Level 3 or higher.
Corequisites: Taken together with U.S. History 1 (HUS21) as a double-period class.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: The United States Government is a great experiment in representative democracy. This course has been designed to provide the students with an understanding of national, state, and local governing bodies, emphasizing the individuals' role in each area. Students should understand the philosophical foundations of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 1 core credit in Government
HES11 Economics
Prerequisites: ESL Level 3 or higher.
Corequisites: Economics (HES11) should be taken with or before Global History 3 and 4.
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: Designed for students to grasp basic economic principles and understanding of how our economic system operates. Moreover, students will explore topics in financial literacy and financial planning.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: 1 of 1 core credit in Economics
HVS21X AP U.S. Government 1 Prerequisites: A minimum of 75 on the ELA, Global or U.S. Regents Exam. It is highly recommended that students have completed U.S. History 1 and 2.
Corequisites: Taken together with AP English 1 as a triple-period class.
Number of Semesters: Annualized course given over 2 semesters
Description: This 2-semester course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement United States History Exam. This course is taught together with AP English. Students who pass the AP US History Examination are eligible to receive 3 college credits.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies the graduation requirement for 1 of 1 core credit in Government.
HVS22X AP U.S. Government 1
Prerequisites: AP U.S. Government 1
Corequisites: Taken together with AP English 2 as a triple-period class.
Number of Semesters: Annualized course given over 2 semesters
Description: This 2-semester course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement United States History Exam. This course is taught together with AP English. Students who pass the AP US History Examination are eligible to receive 3 college credits.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies the graduation requirement for 1 of 1 core credit in Government.