Social Studies

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit
    World Studies
    0400 World Geography Studies 9-12   1
    0403 Advanced Placement Human Geography 9-10 AAC 1
    0410 World History Studies 9-12   1
    0417 Advanced Placement World History 9-12 AAC 1
    US History
    0420 United States History Studies Since Reconstruction  9-12   1
    0425 Advanced Placement United States History  10-12 AAC 1
    0426 Dual Credit United States History to 1877 (HIST 1301)  10-11 AAC 0.5
    0427 Dual Credit United States History from 1877 (HIST 1302)  10-12 AAC 0.5
    Government and Economics
    0440 US Government 9-12   0.5
    0445 Advanced Placement American Government & Politics  9-12 AAC 0.5
    0443 Dual Credit Government 1 (GOVT 2305) –
    Federal Government - Federal Constitution & Topics 
    9-12 AAC 0.5
    0444 Dual Credit Government 2 (GOVT 2306) –
    Texas Government - Texas Constitution & Topics
    9-12 AAC 0.5
    0450 Economics and the Free Enterprise System  12   0.5
    0455 Advanced Placement Macroeconomics  12 AAC 0.5
    0456 Dual Credit Economics (ECON 1301) –
    Principles of Economics (Macro) 
    12 AAC 0.5
    Social Studies Electives
    0430 Advanced Placement European History 11-12 AAC 1
    0470 Psychology 11-12   0.5
    0475 Sociology 11-12   0.5
      Personal Financial Literacy 9-12   0.5

Course Descriptions

  • World Studies:

    World Geography Studies (0400)
    1 Credit - Grade 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA Arts & Humanities

     

    Students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography.

     

    AP Human Geography (0404)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    AP Human Geography is equivalent to a college introductory geography course. The purpose of AP Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students who participate in AP Human Geography in their 9th grade year will develop habits of mind and skills necessary for success in future Advanced Placement courses.

    This course fulfills the requirement for 9th grade social studies.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    World History Studies (0410)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA Arts & Humanities

     

    World History Studies is a course that offers students an overview of the entire history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. 

     

    AP World History (0417)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

     

    This course presents a comprehensive history of the world, allowing students to view history in a global and integrated way. It will afford students the opportunity to gain a Distinguished Achievement measure as well as college credit by successful completion of the associated AP exam in May. Major facets of the course include the impact of interaction among major societies, relationship of change and continuity, impact of technology and demography on people and the environment, systems of social structure and gender structure, cultural and intellectual developments and interactions, and changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including the rise of the nation-state. 

     

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    US History:

     

    United States History Studies Since Reconstruction (0420)
    1 Credit – Grade 09-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation EOC NCAA

     

    This course covers the history of the United States since Reconstruction to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and reform movements including civil rights.

     

    Advanced Placement United States History (0425)
    1 Credit - Grade 10-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation EOC NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Multidisciplinary

     

    This program is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and topics in U. S. History. Students will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions based on informal judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to take the U.S. History Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    Dual Credit United States History to 1877 (HIST 1301) (0426)
    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: TSI assessment and registration with the Weatherford College

     

    Foundation EOC NCAA AAC Dual Credit Multidisciplinary

     

    This survey course develops the ability to organize, interpret, and evaluate several sources of information about the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States from its roots to the close of Reconstruction. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

    Dual Credit United States History from 1877 (HIST 1302) (0427)

    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College, DC US History 1301

     

    Foundation EOC NCAA AAC Dual Credit Multidisciplinary

     

    This survey course develops the ability to organize, interpret, and evaluate several sources of information about the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the 1990s. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Government and Economics:

     

    US Government (0440)
    ½ Credit - Grade 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA

     

    In US Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels.

    Advanced Placement American Government & Politics
    (0445)

    ½ Credit-Grade 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Multidisciplinary

     

    This program gives students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. The course requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that make up the American political reality.

     

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    Dual Credit Government 1 (GOVT 2305) – Federal Government - Federal Constitution & Topics (0443)

    ½ Credit – Grade 9-12

    Prerequisites – TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Dual Credit Multidisciplinary

     

    Students will study the origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Dual Credit Government 2 (GOVT 2306) – Texas Government - Texas Constitution & Topics) (0444)

    ½ Credit – Grade 9-12

    Prerequisites – TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College, DC Government 2305

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Dual Credit Multidisciplinary

     

    Students will study the origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Economics and the Free Enterprise System (0450)
    ½ Credit - Grade 12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA

     

    This course teaches the need to make choices in a world of limited resources and unlimited wants.  It will introduce the microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, and business production, as well as the macroeconomic concepts behind fiscal and monetary policy. There is also a focus on personal financial literacy using materials approved by the State Board of Education.

     

    Advanced Placement Macroeconomics (0455)
    ½ Credit - Grade 12
    Prerequisites: None 

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Multidisciplinary

     

    This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The focus is on fiscal and monetary policy, purpose, implementation and outcome.

     

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    Dual Credit Economics (ECON 1301) (0456)

    ½ Credit – Grade 12

    Prerequisites – TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College

     

    Foundation NCAA AAC Dual Credit Multidisciplinary

     

    A survey of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles for non-business majors. Microeconomic topics will include supply and demand, consumer behavior, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, international trade, and exchange rates. Macroeconomic topics will include national income, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, aggregate supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Social Studies Electives:

     

    Advanced Placement European History (0430)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

     

    This Advanced Placement social studies elective consists of the study of European history since 1450. It introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world of today. Students will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions based on informal judgment and to present evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format

     

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

     

    Psychology (0470)
    ½ Credit - Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    NCAA  Arts & Humanities

     

    This survey course introduces the students to the field of psychology. It is designed to give students a basic history of psychology, theories of learning, self-awareness, the process of thinking, personality, heredity and mental health as well as a study of human growth and development.


    Sociology (0475)
    ½ Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    NCAA  Arts & Humanities

     

    This course deals with the study of people and their interaction with one another. It involves learning about institutions found in all societies such as the family, community organizations, and political and social activities. Broad areas of content include mobility of people, human relationships, and factors in society that influence human personality.

     

    Personal Financial Literacy
    ½ Credit - Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Personal Financial Literacy is a one semester course which helps students understanding the rights and financial responsibilities in managing money.  In addition, students will learn ways of paying for college/post-secondary education and how to apply for federal student financial aid.