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Social Science Team
NameEmailSubjectWebsite
LD Tina teNyenhuis[email protected]  
Department Chair [email protected]  
Kristin Heimerdinger[email protected]AP Macroeconomicswebsite
Michael Alvord [email protected]World History; College & Careerswebsite
Casey Carter[email protected]Government/Economicswebsite
Erin Espinoza[email protected],com Government/Economicswebsite
Pat Geil[email protected]Government/Economics; AVIDwebsite
John Gross[email protected] World Historywebsite 
Trey Mitchell[email protected] US History; World History  website
Steven Moranda[email protected]Edgenuity Social Science; Edgenuity Home Roomwebsite
Jennifer O'Meara [email protected]AP Psychologywebsite
Michael Perales[email protected]College & Careers; AVIDwebsite
Hillary Perry[email protected] US Historywebsite
Garrett Pickford[email protected]College & Careers; Psychology/Sociologywebsite
Laura Riley[email protected]AP Government, Honors English 10website
Maurine Sommer[email protected]AP World Historywebsite
Christine Tessler[email protected]AP US History; Service Leadershipwebsite
Alicia Wolfe[email protected]US Historywebsite
 
Social Science Courses 
AP Macroeconomics
#66G01 (BHS, CEHS, CNHS, CWHS)
Grades: 12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Recommendation from counselor or instructor; Advanced Math or higher recommended; see sight supplement.
AP Macroeconomics A (HP) covers the syllabus necessary for students to pass the AP Macroeconomics exam in May.
 
American Government
#66001 (CCDS)
Grades: 12
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
This semester class covers America’s political foundations; political parties, media and special interest groups; three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial and their influence on society. The course is the culmination of the civic literacy strand that prepares students to vote, reflect on the responsibilities of citizenship and to participate in community activities.
This class does not meet CSU admission requirements.
 
AP Psychology AB
#66904 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CWHS, CNHS)
Grades: 11-12
Duration: Year Course
Prerequisite: Recommendation from counselor or teacher; see site supplement.
AP Psychology AB (HP) covers the syllabus necessary for students to pass the
AP exam in May for college placement and/or credits. The course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.
AP U.S. History AB (HP)
#66402 (BHS, CEHS, CHS, CWHS, CNHS, COS)
Grades: 11-12
Duration: Year Course
Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselor or instructor; students must be above grade level in reading/language; see site supplement.
AP American History AB (HP) covers the syllabus necessary for students to pass the AP exam in May.
 
AP World History AB (HP)
#66013 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CWHS, CNHS)
Grades: 10-12
Duration: Year Course
Prerequisite: Recommendation of 9th grade English teacher and/or counselor. Student must be above grade level in reading/ language; see site supplement.
This course is designed to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies and covers the syllabus for students to successfully pass the national exam in May for college placement and/or credits.
 
Career & College 
#33029 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E, CCDS)
Grades: 9
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
Economics A (P)
#66906 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E, CCDS,
CART)
Grades: 12
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
This course builds upon the fundamental concepts presented in the required social science classes. Topics covered include a study of the free market system, labor force, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and international trade.
 
Psychology A (P)
#66907 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E)
Grades: 10-12
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
Psychology A is an introductory course to the study of the individual as a behavioral science. Topics include the biological and social basis of behavior, perception, motivation, intelligence, and personality.
United States History AB (P)
#66408 (BHS, CEHS, CHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E, CCDS),
CART)
Grades: 11
Duration: Year Course
Prerequisite: None
United States History AB (P) continues to build upon the 20th century chronological development of our country to study major themes that have shaped our country’s destiny. The shaping of America’s future depends on a better understanding of her past.
 
World History AB (P)
#66909 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E, CCDS)
Grades: 10
Duration: Year Course
Prerequisite: None
World History AB (P) covers history, geography and economics of selected culture from both the western world and non-western worlds. Themes include the rise of democracy, the effects of nationalism, revolution and imperialism along with industrialization, militarism and the background of current global conflict. The historical backgrounds of the past will be related to our present world situation.
 
Sociology A (P)
#66912 (BHS, CEHS, COS, CWHS, CNHS, GHS, E, CART)
Grades: 10-12
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
Sociology A is an introductory course in the study of groups as a behavioral science, including areas of interest and techniques used. Special emphasis is placed on groups that affect lives of the adolescent, the development of values and the adolescent’s place in society. The course concludes with a look at the causes and consequences of social problems of interest to the adolescent.
World Geography & Cultures A (P)
#66940 (BHS, CHS, CEHS, CNHS, COS, CWHS, GHS, E, CCDS)
Grades: 9
Duration: Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
World Geography and Cultures will explore and discover the processes that shape the earth, the relationship between people and the environment.
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