CIVICS AND ECONOMICS
Prerequisite: World History, Credit: 1, Grade: 10, Weight: S
As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real-life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities, then put this information into practice.
CIVICS AND ECONOMICS HONORS
Prerequisite: World History, Credit: 1, Grade: 10, Weight: H
As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real-life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities, then put this information into practice. The economic, legal, and political systems will be expanded on through selected readings, projects and written research essays.
IB HISTORY OF AMERICANS
Prerequisite: 11th grade standing, Civics and Economics, and one World course (World History recommended)
This study is a unique approach to American history that includes key comparison with other countries in our hemisphere. Students will come to appreciate their own cultural heritage in the broad context of the experiences of the peoples of the region. Students are introduced to history as a discipline and to the historian's methods. This course of study obliges students to go beyond simple narrative; it requires comparison analysis. This course fulfills requirements for North Carolina's U.S. History.
IB 20TH CENTURY TOPICS
Prerequisite: U.S. History or History of the Americas
This is a second level continuation of the IB requirement in the Individuals and Societies. It focuses on Europe and three major 20th century topics: the causes, practices and effects of war; the rise of single part states; and Cold War relations between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S
Study both Western and non-Western History from Prehistoric Times to the present with attention given to political, cultural, economic and geographic areas for each country or historical period studied. Correlate current events with the study of various countries.
IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Prerequisite: Open to all IB students, not just Full IB
Theory of Knowledge is an integral part of the IB philosophy and is required for every IB Diploma candidate. The course challenges students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and its relationship to their experiences in and out of the classroom. Part I examines the role of language and thought in knowledge, the requirements of logical rigor for knowledge, and the systems of knowledge.
At the core of the DP psychology course is an introduction to three different approaches to understanding behaviour:
biological approach to understanding behaviour
cognitive approach to understanding behaviour
sociocultural approach to understanding behaviour.
The knowledge, concepts, theories and research that have developed the understanding in these fields will be studied and critically evaluated to answer some of the questions being asked by psychologists today. Furthermore, the interaction of these approaches to studying psychology will form the basis of a holistic and integrated approach to understanding mental processes and behaviour as a complex, dynamic phenomenon, allowing students to appreciate the diversity as well as the commonality between their own behaviour and that of others.