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 (H3110OL)

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.


Criminology Online (H3615OL)

Criminology is a study in the nature and causes of crime, its control and related punishment issues. Students will explore online why people become criminals, how we control criminals and how crime affects young people. Sample questions include: What are common crimes? How do juvenile crime patterns compare with adult? What are the different types of crimes? How do we police? What is organized crime? How does a citizen become part of the solution? How are property crime patterns different from violent crime patterns?

Sociology (H3045OL)

Sociology is the study of how human behavior is shaped by the groups to which we belong. In this online course students will examine patterns of social life, make predictions about behavior and investigate other cultures. Sample questions in Sociology include: What roles do families play? What role does money play in creating groups in society? How do schools and other social institutions shape human behavior? Why do people join gangs?

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 Macro Economics Online (H3084OL)

This is a college-level course divided into two sections and it is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement test. Macroeconomics is the second section of the course and provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. It places emphasis on the study of national income and price determination and also develops familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth and international economics.