INTRODUCTION TO LAW, GOVERNMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY
In this magnet introductory course, freshmen will explore the areas of law, government, and international diplomacy. This course is a survey-style course where students gain introductory knowledge of the magnet themes.
This is a one semester course that focuses on acquainting students with the communication process. The course works on developing and improving students’ public speaking skills and oral interpretations skills through instruction that focuses on the fundamentals of speech. Students will be required to perform various speaking activities during the class.
This one semester course focuses on the fundamentals of debate. Students will research on debate topics; will learn about Lincoln/Douglas debating, Public Forum debating and Congressional debating forms.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/MODEL UN
This course is designed to furnish an orientation to the activities of the United Nations, as well as providing an understanding of the modalities of international diplomacy. This course will include an introduction to political science, current events, pressing international issues, and some of the protocol and procedures of diplomacy, culminating in intensive simulation of the United Nations in which students will face real-world situations and issues.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
This course is designed to provide a more in-depth look into the activities of the United Nations. This course will include current events, pressing international issues, public speaking and debate skills, and some of the protocol and procedures of diplomatic meetings. All of this will assist students in preparing for their role as distinguished delegates at the Model United Nations Conference in New York.
This course offers a comparative look at the making and implementation of policy in the international arena. It explores how geography, culture, and forms of government affect the interaction of nations, how diplomacy is used to resolve disputes, key concepts and theories concerning crisis management and conflict resolution. The course seeks to apply those concepts via case studies and simulations concerning real-life issues.
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
The purpose of the Advanced Placement Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
AP WORLD HISTORY
The purpose of the Advanced Placement World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, and the interactions of different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. This course prepares students for the AP World History exam.
AP COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
The Advanced Placement course in Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes. In addition to covering the major concepts that are used to organize and interpret what we know about political phenomena and relationships, the course will cover specific countries and their governments. Six countries form the core of the AP Comparative Government and Politics course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. By using these six countries, the course can move the discussion of concepts from abstract definition to concrete example.