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20-21 High School Courses{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}20-21 High School CoursesBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'Max Fee' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area. Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=76154{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T21US HistoryUnited States History focuses on American History from Industrialization into the 21st century. Students will deepen their understanding of current events and participate in an enriched study of the 20th century, tracing the development of social, political, and international relations of the United States. Students will be required to critically examine how our recent history impacts the present day. 10SS - US History10th;#11th;#1 yearSocial ScienceN/ANo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=75673{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T25Local HistoryThis course considers the history of Boulder Valley communities ranging from mountain communities to the city of Boulder and neighboring cities to the east. By taking a regional approach it emphasizes the connectedness and interdependence of neighboring communities historically and in our present day. This course will have students explore regions of Colorado, the influence of the people of pre-historic times, Indian people, Hispanic People, miners, farmers, ranchers and recent times.5Electives10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=76115{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T37US GovernmentThis course reviews the basic concepts of United States Government from pre‚Äźrevolutionary days to the present time, the functions of national, state, and local governments and their relationships to the citizens of the United States. The responsibilities and obligations of both the citizen and the government to each other are an integral part of this course. The course will combine the historical foundations with analysis of current events. Students will be encouraged to simulate, observe and participate in local government. 5SS - US Government9th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=76226{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T41World HistoryWorld History is a chronological, thematic, and comparative study of the world, with an emphasis on 1450 to present. Students will examine themes that span regions and will focus on the interaction of world citizens and ideas from the First Global Age through the 20th Century. Students will be engaged in an in-depth study of some eras and will be asked to complete independent research, apply critical thinking and examine multiple perspectives on world issues. 10SS - World History10th;#11th;#1 yearSocial ScienceN/ANo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=76198{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T60World GeographyWorld Geography provides the skills and tools of spatial analysis to better understand the patterns of people, landscape and natural phenomena of the Earth. Geography, as a spatial perspective, has much more to do with asking inquiry questions and solving problems than it does with rote memorization of isolated facts. The topics of study reflect geography content standards. The topics include tools of geography, cultural geography: population, culture, urbanization, and movement and human-environment interaction. 5SS - World Geography9th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=75148{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T74EconomicsCurrent economic issues will serve as a foundation for the application of economic theory in this semester course. Analysis of the United States economic system as it relates to the individual and building financial literacy will be a focus. Specific units will cover microeconomic concepts such as the Law of Supply and Demand, factors of production, and the business cycle. Macroeconomic topics will include money and banking, basic monetary and fiscal policy, international trade and the impact of globalization. Comparative economic systems will also be introduced. Membership in the Student Organization FBLA is an integral part of this program.5Electives11th;#12th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceBusiness, Marketing & Public AdministrationNo Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=75881{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T80PsychologyPsychology is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the science of human behavior. This class will present students with a basic view of the field of study and will cover theories of personality, mental, emotional and physical development as they relate to the understanding of behavior. 5Electives11th;#12th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANo