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    Instructor: James Sigl

    REQUIRED COURSES

    WORLD HISTORY (54051) – Required, Open to grades 10 – 12 ** MAY SUBSTITUTE FOR WORLD GEOGRAPHY
    Prerequisite:  None

    This course will examine events and people that have and are shaping our world. We will emphasize key events, people, inventions and discoveries from the 16th to the 21st century. Students will examine these events with emphasis placed on cause and effect not memorization of dates and names. Emphasis also placed on current events that shape our world.

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    WORLD GEOGRAPHY (04001) - Elective, Open to grades 10-12 ** MAY SUBSTITUTE FOR WORLD HISTORY
    Prerequisite: None

    This course is designed to help you better understand our constantly changing and complex world through a study of geography. We will study geography from the physical, political, and cultural perspectives through the five basic geographical themes of location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. Special emphasis will be placed on geographical skills, and geographic literacy (locating countries, capitals, & physical features of the world). Additionally, we will participate in integrated assignments and projects with your English classes. These assignments and projects are designed to show the connection between information and skills learned in both subjects and life.  

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    US HISTORY (54101) – Required, Open to grades 11 & 12
    Prerequisite:  None

    This course will examine events and people that have and are shaping our nation. We will emphasize key events, people, inventions and discoveries from 1850-present. Students will examine these evens with emphasis placed on cause and effect, not memorization of dates and names. Emphasis also place on current events that are still shaping our nation.

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    US GOVERNMENT (54151) – Required, Open to grade 12
    Prerequisite: None

    In this course we will analyze the historical and contemporary purpose of government and how the powers of government are acquired, modified, justified, and used. We will also examine the rights and responsibilities of individuals in our republic.


    ELECTIVE COURSES

    MONTANA HISTORY (04105) - Elective, Open to grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Examines the history, politics, economics, society, cultures and contemporary issues of Montana.

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    SOCIOLOGY (04258) - Elective, Open to grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: None

    Sociology introduces students to the study of human behavior in society. These courses provide an overview of sociology, generally including (but not limited to) topics such as social institutions and norms, socialization and social change, and the relationships among individuals and groups in society.

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    AP GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (04157) –  Elective, Commencement Honors; Open to grade 12
    Prerequisite: None

    This college-level U.S. Government and Politics course provides students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States, involving both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. The courses generally cover the constitutional underpinnings of the U.S. government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties and interest groups, the institutions and policy process of the national government, and civil rights and liberties.