Social Studies

Curriculum

List of 15 items.

  • SS100 World History I

    Grade 9 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    This one semester survey course covers world history from the earliest river civilizations to the Middle Ages.
  • SS200 World History II

    Grade 10 Level 4.3 1 Credit Sem 1-2
    This two semester survey course covers world history from the Renaissance to the present.
  • SS245 AP World History/Honors World History

    Grade 10 Level 4.8 1 Credit Sem. 1-2
    This course is an honors level survey of World History from 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students are challenged to learn the major historical developments of six distinct yet overlapping eras in human existence as outlined by the Advanced Placement (AP) World History curriculum. The course emphasizes successful completion of the AP World History curriculum with the goal of students scoring well on the annual AP World History exam. This course challenges students beyond World History II through the scope of the course and the high expectations for self-learning.
  • SS255/EN255 AP World History/ World Studies (Honors)

    Grade 10 Level 4.8 2 Credits Sem. 1-2
    This honors course, taught from a literary and historical perspective, offers an interdisciplinary inquiry into world themes, cultures and historical patterns. This course meets the curricular needs for successful completion of the AP World History exam, as dictated by the College Board. The AP World History curriculum in the World Studies course provides academically able and willing students a more rigorous study of World History while differing in scope and sequence from the World History II course. Section numbers may be limited based on enrollment and department needs.

    Prerequisite: “A” in Introduction to Composition and Literature
  • SS300 United States History

    Grade 11 Level 4.3 1 Credit Sem 1-2
    This course is a survey of American history from the point of European contact to present-day U.S. It examines political, social, economic and constitutional development. Students will have the opportunity to examine historical documents and artifacts.
  • SS304 Law and the Legal System

    Grades 11-12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1
    Law and the Legal System, a reading and writing-intensive course, analyzes U.S. government and history through the lens of law: the Constitution, federalism, landmark cases, and legal concepts from the criminal and civil realm. The course is punctuated with visits from and trips to experts in the fields of law and law enforcement.
  • SS350 AP/ACC United States History

    Grade 11 Level 4.8 1 Credit Sem 1-2
    SLU Course: HIST2600 History of US to 1865 (1st sem. - 3 credits) and HIST2610 History of US Since 1865 (2nd sem - 3 credits) This honors survey course in American history is an in-depth study of the United States politically, economically and culturally. Students will read documents and primary sources. This twosemester course is approved by the 1818 program at Saint Louis University. Six college credits in History are offered. Students enrolled in an AP course have the option to take the AP U.S. History exam in May.
  • SS359/ EN359 AP/ACC US History/American Studies/ ACP Writing/ACP American Literature

    Grade 11 Level 4.8 2 Credits Sem 1-2
    SLU COURSE: HIST2600 History of the US to 1865 (1st sem. - 3 credits) and HIST 2610 History of US Since 1865 (2nd sem. - 3 credits) UM-Saint Louis Course: English 1110 Introduction to Writing (1st sem. - 3 credits) and English 1170 American Literacy Masterpieces (2nd sem. - 3 credits) This honors course, taught from a literary and historical perspective jointly by the English and History departments, offers an interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of American character and culture. The class approach will involve the study of America from historical, literary, political, and sociological perspectives dating from the Puritans to the present. Writing assignments will involve exposition, critical analysis, and research papers. This course is for highly motivated students who are willing to read and discuss more challenging material. Students enrolled in the course will receive one credit of English and one credit of history; they may also earn three college credits per semester through the 1818 program at Saint Louis University and/ or the ACP at UM-St. Louis. Students enrolled in an AP course have the option to take the AP U.S. History exam in May.

    Prerequisites: “A” average in World Literature or “B+” in Honors World Literature or World Studies
  • SS360 AP Art History

    GradeS 11-12 Level 4.8 1 Credit Sem. 1-2
    This course will introduce students to the study of art at the same level as an introductory college art history course. In this course, students will examine and analyze art work from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media from different historical and cultural settings. The student will explore how and why works of art are a product of their society, and how they reflect the patronage, gender and function of each historical period. Many colleges and universities offer advanced placement and/or credit to students who perform successfully on the AP Art History Exam. The first semester will focus on the language of art, non western art and western art from prehistory to the Renaissance. The second semester will concentrate on post Renaissance art to present day.
  • SS400 Psychology of the Individual

    Grade 12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    This course is an introductory study of human behavior. Areas of emphasis include memory and thought, personality, explaining human development and behavior from infancy through maturity
  • SS401 Psychology – Adjustment and Abnormality

    Grade 12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    This course is an introductory study of human behavior. Students will determine whether behavior is abnormal. The students will study the major models of abnormal behavior and determine what are psychological disorders. Major forms of therapy will be discussed.
  • SS410 Special Topics in History

    Grades 10-12 Level 4.3 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    This offering will provide a seminar-style, primary and secondarysource-based course on a specific Social Studies topic. The format will also blend the discussion of selected secondary texts with individual research projects. The topic in 2018-2019 will be Readings in Race and Ethnicity. The teacher will be determined based on enrollment and scheduling needs.

  • SS553 ACC American Politics/ AP U.S. Government and Politics

    Grade 12 Level 4.8 ½ Credit Sem 1 or 2
    SLU Course: POLS1100 American Politics (3 credits) This honors course studies the organization, structure, and operation of the American system of government. Course work includes written analysis, discussion, debate, and current events presentations. This course is approved by the 1818 program at Saint Louis University. Three college credits in Political Science are offered. Students enrolled in an AP course have the option to take the AP exam in May. The course will be offered both first and second semester; first semester students will receive help throughout the second semester to prepare for the exam.
  • SS554 AP/ACC Comparative Government and Politics

    Grade 12 Level 4.8 ½ Credit Sem 2
    SLU Course: POLS1500: Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (2nd sem. - 3 credits) This Comparative Government and Politics honors course is a traditional college-level introduction to the comparative study of state systems and their political components. This effective, one-semester course gives students a critical perspective on the working of these government systems. The work involves the study of political science theory and methodology as well as the analysis of specific countries. The models are The People’s Republic of China, Great Britain, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia/Soviet Union, and Iran. Throughout the course, students become aware of interconnections between the citizenry and state policies. Students enrolled in an AP/ACC course as seniors have the option to take the AP exam in May.
  • SS556 AP Psychology

    Grade 12 Level 4.8 1 Credit Sem. 1-2
    The purpose of the AP course in Psychology is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. This study is intended for highly motivated students, and covers all topics included in the curricular guidelines for an AP course. Students enrolled in an AP course have the option to take the AP Psychology exam in May.
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Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Dr. Brian Hohlt 

    Social Studies Department Chairperson
    (314) 842-4429 x271
  • Ms. Jennifer Ahrens 

    Social Studies Teacher
    (314) 842-4429 x256
  • Dr. Thomas Curran 

    Social Studies Teacher
    (314) 842-4429 x252
  • Mrs. Donna Johnson 

    Social Studies Teacher & Cheerleading Head Coach
    (314) 842-1546 x220
  • Mrs. Audrey Lampe Ploesser 

    Social Studies Teacher & Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach
    (314) 842-4429 x238
  • Mr. Mark Tueth 

    Social Studies Teacher & Golf Head Coach
    (314) 842-4429 x234