College Western Civilization I/II
COLLEGE WESTERN CIVILIZATION I/II Grade: 11, 12; 2 Semesters, Ability = Above Average,
6 college credits
Students who qualify (top 1/3 of their class) can take this course for 6 college credits ( Western Civilization l & ll)
through the SCSU senior to sophomore program.
World History is a two semester course which covers the course of Western Civilizations from pre-history to
present day. During 1stquarter students will study pre-history, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, The Middle
Ages, early European nations and the Belief Systems of the World (world beginnings to 1500 AD). During the 2nd
semester students will study the Renaissance and the Reformation, Elizabethan England, the Enlightenment, the
French Revolution and Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, WWI, Russia in Revolution, WWII, the
Cold War and the global village of 1945-present. Emphasis will be placed on how events and people have
shaped the world we live in today, with further emphasis on developing critical thinking skills in history.
PSYCHOLOGY Grades: 11, 12; 1 Semester, Ability = Average, Elective
Psychology is an introductory course to give students a general understanding of the main topics and issues in
Psychology. Psychology deals with the development and study of individual human behavior. The course may
cover: history or psychology, consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality,
stress, psychological disorders, psychological therapy and social psychology. The course is meant to give
students a solid background for further study in Psychology.