Grade 10. Year-long. Prerequisite: prior successful completion of a Social Studies course.
The goal of American Society is to examine and analyze what it means to be an American. Taught in an interdisciplinary format, this two-period block course will take a humanities approach, connecting history and literature to art, architecture, entertainment, propaganda, and fashion. American society emphasizes the skills that will prepare students for life beyond high school, including written and oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, technological competency and making connections between disciplines. This course is open to all sophomores who need to fulfill the graduation requirements for American History and English 2.