Course Descriptions

Social Studies Courses

Click on a subject area and course title at the left to view the course description. Each course has been developed by our own Minnesota-licensed teachers.

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This course will take an in-depth look at the U.S. Government by examining each of the three branches (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial) including: their roles and responsibilities, outside influences, and the current leaders in each branch. We...


What do Elvis, Harry Potter, Modern Family, and Natalie Portman have in common? They are all part of our Popular Culture. In this Popular Culture course students will be able to recognize pop culture and how if effects their daily lives. Students...


This semester-long course will introduce students to the scientific study of human behavior. Course topics will include research methods, historic and modern approaches to the study of psychology, sensation, consciousness, learning, memory,...


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