Social Studies


World History Online (H3315OLS1)

This course provides a study of world history. Included in the first semester of the ASD world history curriculum are the geographic regions of Greece, Rome, India, The Far East; China, Japan, Korea, and Africa. Geography, humanities, religions, government, economy, society, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which these areas of the world will be explored.

US History Online (H3317OLS1/H3317OLS2)

This online course provides the study of United States history with some integration of world history. Historiography, geography, economics, government, humanities, sociology, religions, philosophy, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which US history will be examined. The first semester will investigate/explore the American experience through the post WW I era (roaring twenties) and the beginning of the Great Depression. The second semester will investigate/explore the American experience from the Great Depression through contemporary America.

Alaska Studies Online (H3310OL)

Alaska Studies is an in-depth exploration of the rich geographic and cultural background of the state and its people from the early native peoples to the Russian era through statehood to the present. This course includes examination of the geography, history and the political and economic forces that have shaped contemporary Alaska. Content is organized around five themes of population, land, resource, governance and cultural landscape. The course seeks to ensure that students have a strong foundation in the historic and cultural contexts of issues facing the state so they will develop a broad sense of community and strengthen skills that will encourage thoughtful consideration of issues and choices facing Alaska.

Economics Online (H3080OL)

This course is designed to teach students economics concepts and principles and to introduce them to important economic institutions. Students will learn to apply economic reasoning to their lives as citizens, consumers, workers and producers.

US Government Online (H3075OL)

This course is founded on the belief that to become an informed and active citizen, an understanding of government is essential. This course will feature both the structure of government and the function of politics. It will include both theory and practical application of the following: 1) foundations of United States government, 2) institutions and policy making, 3) principles of the United States constitution, 4) roles and responsibilities of the citizen, and 5) political behavior.

Psychology 1 (H3685OL)

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior from early childhood through old age. Students will explore how an organism's physical state, mental state and external environment affect behavior and the mental processes. Sample topics include: how people learn, think, feel and behave; how developmental stages are important in the human life cycle; how self-concept is developed through relationships with parents, peers and culture; and how brain functions are affected by environmental conditions.

Law Studies (H3625OL)

Law Studies is the place to discover how the legal system works. This online course aids students in applying legal principles and procedures. Sample questions that will be examined include: What rights do individuals have? What are the major types of law? Why do we have an adversarial system? How well will students do in court? How do we make justice happen?

AP Psychology Online (H3687OLS1/ H3687OLS2) 
**Must take Sem 1 in Fall and Sem2 in Spring**

This year-long online course is designed to introduce the highly motivated student to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are introduced to the psychological facts, principles and phenomenon associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Topics include: the history of psychology, contemporary approaches to behavior, how to understand one's own behavior, strategies for dealing with life experiences and how to apply psychological principles to society.

AP US Government Online (H3062OL)

Taking this one semester of AP U.S. Government meets the government requirement. This online course is designed for the student who is capable of doing lower division college work. The AP U.S. Government class will address the following topics: 1) constitutional underpinnings of United States government, 2) political beliefs and behaviors, 3) political parties and interest groups, 4) the three branches of national government, 5) public policy making and 6) civil liberties and civil rights. This course will prepare students for the advanced placement test in U.S. Government and Politics and will fulfill the requirement for U. S. Government.

AP US Economics: Micro Online (H3083OL)

This is a semester-long online class. Microeconomics provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, consumers and producers. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government.