Course Catalog: Social Science Department


Other Electives: 

ECONOMICS (5430)

Grade Level — 11, 12
Length — One Semester (Fall or Spring)

Type of Course — Elective
Prerequisite — World History I and II
Criteria for Enrollment — None

UC/CSU Subject G Approval

Course Description — This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of economic theory and practice. Students develop a working definition of economics, undergo an extensive introduction to supply and demand and laws that relate to supply and demand.  They also are exposed to the variety of political systems and their effect on economic theory including socialism, capitalism, and communism. Types of businesses are explained including sole proprietorships,  partnerships, and corporations. The pros and cons of each type of organization are discussed. Other important concepts are explored including pricing, gross national product, inflation, taxation, and selected economic indicators.

ECONOMICS HONORS (5440)

Grade Level — 11, 12
Length — One Semester (Fall or Spring)

Type of Course — Elective
Prerequisite — World History I and II
Criteria for Enrollment — Students must apply to enroll. To be accepted, students must have a demonstrated history of academic achievement.

UC/CSU Subject G Approval
Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations.

Course Description — This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of economic theory and practice. Students develop a working definition of economics, undergo an extensive introduction to supply and demand and laws that relate to supply and demand.  They also are exposed to the variety of political systems and their effect on economic theory including socialism, capitalism, and communism. Types of businesses are explained including sole proprietorships,  partnerships, and corporations. The pros and cons of each type of organization are discussed. Other important concepts are explored including pricing, gross national product, inflation, taxation, and selected economic indicators.

The honors curriculum for this course will require college-level economic research papers as well as participation in an outside experience (e.g. an interview).

 

 

 

*EUROPEAN HISTORY (5410)

Grade Level — 11, 12
Length — One Semester (Fall or Spring)

Type of Course — Elective
Prerequisite — World History I and II
Criteria for Enrollment — None

UC/CSU Subject A Approval

Course Description — Study of the political, social, economic, intellectual, aesthetic, religious, and geopolitical components of European development since 1300, with emphasis on Ireland, England, France, Germany, and Russia. Familiarity with the basic facts of modern history is presumed; ability to analyze, discuss, and explain historical problems and issues is expected. The course is open to all juniors and seniors who love history. Seniors may gain three units of college credit from the University of San Francisco by completion of this course.

NOTE: Students may choose to receive credit for this course either through SI or USF – not both. If credit is issued by USF, the course will not be included in the SI GPA.

 
Due to the option to receive credit through USF, this course will not have an honors option.

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment. 

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