• SOCIAL STUDIES 12 CREDIT COURSES

    Social Studies 12 Regents:  Economics and Government:  .5 Credit/.5 Credit, MHS

    • Economics - The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the study of economics. Economic issues will be identified, and the students will examine the topics in the context of history and current affairs. 
    • Government - This course supplements the American History course of the 11th grade by introducing through readings, films and guest speakers, a variety of timely subjects in the areas of American politics, current events and governmental issues.

    College Economics and College U.S. Government:  .5 Credit/.5 Credit, MHS; optional 6 Credits, St. John's University

    • College Economics - This course provides students an opportunity to receive college credit and satisfy their 12th grade social studies requirement. Students will develop familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, economic growth and international economics. This course provides an opportunity for students to receive college credit through St. John's University.
    • College U.S. Government - This course provides students an opportunity to receive college credit and satisfy their 12th grade social studies requirement. Students will be introduced to key political ideas, institutions, policies, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. This course provides an opportunity for students to receive college credit through St. John's University. This course is co-enrolled with College Economics. 

    Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics and Advanced Placement Comparative Government:  .5 Credit/.5 Credit, MHS

    • AP U.S. Government and Politics - This is an advanced level course in American politics and government that must be taken along with AP Comparative Government. This is a rigorous college level course in which college level textbooks and supplementary readings are used to introduce students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. The students will be required to take both the AP United States Government and the AP Comparative Government examinations in May. This course, co-enrolled with AP Comparative Government, satisfies the grade 12 social studies credit necessary for graduation. A summer project will be completed by all students.
    • AP Comparative Government - This is an advanced level course in global politics and government that must be taken along with AP U.S. Government. This is a rigorous college level course in which college level textbooks and supplementary readings are used to introduce students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures, policies, and political, economic, and social challenges among various countries. Additionally, students examine how different governments solve similar problems by comparing the effectiveness of approaches to many global issues. The students will be required to take both the AP United States Government and the AP Comparative Government examinations in May. This course, co-enrolled with AP United States Government, satisfies the grade 12 social studies credit necessary for graduation. A summer project will be completed by all students. 

    Advanced Placement Macroeconomics and Advanced Placement Microeconomics:  .5 Credit/.5 Credit, MHS

    • AP Macroeconomics - This is an advanced level course in economics that must be taken along with AP Macroeconomics. This is a rigorous college level course in which college level textbooks and supplementary readings are used to provide students with an understanding of the principles that apply the behavior if individuals within an economic system. This course places particular emphasis on the study of the factors that drive the behavior of consumers and businesses. Students will also determine how markets function. Students will learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. The students will be required to take both the AP Macroeconomics and the AP Microeconomics examinations in May. This course, co-enrolled with AP Microeconomics, satisfies the grade 12 social studies credit necessary for graduation. A summer project will be completed by all students enrolled in AP Microeconomics.
    • AP Microeconomics - This is an advanced level course in economics that must be taken along with AP Macroeconomics. This is a rigorous college level course in which college level textbooks and supplementary readings are used to provide students with an understanding of the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price level determination. Students will learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. The students will be required to take both the AP Macroeconomics and the AP Microeconomics examinations in May. This course, co-enrolled with AP Microeconomics, satisfies the grade 12 social studies credit necessary for graduation. A summer project will be completed by all students enrolled in Microeconomics 12AP.