Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Economics and Financial Literacy
An overview of our economic system that also explores contemporary economic problems and issues will be covered in this course. An in-depth focus will be placed on financial literacy where students will implement decision-making skills to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.
 
American Government
This course provides students an in-depth study of U.S. government and the essentail features of American federal, state and local governments that they need to successfully participate in the governmental process. Topics include the U.S. Constitution, federalism, civil rights and civil liberties, branches of government and their powers, citizen participation, rights and responsibilities. 
 
Psychology
 This course is the study of human behavior. Topics include history of psychology, biological and environmental influences on the individual, methods of psychology, personality theories, theories of learning, sensations and perceptions, conflicts and adjustments, stress and frustration, and psychological disorders and treatment.
 
Sociology
This course focuses on how broad social forces shape the actions and attitudes of an individual. The course will relate basic sociological theories and concepts to the structure of American society. Topics will investigate how culture, race, ethnicity, gender, class, and age affect life in American culture.
 
Offered at Fairfield Career Center only:
  • Current Events
  • World War II
  • The Holocaust 
 
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