Social Studies Courses
Historical World Geography
Course ID: S810
Session 1: June 8-June 26, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Session 2: June 29-July 17, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
This is a beginning social studies course for secondary level students. Students develop geographic literacy and the ability to link geography and its effect on human culture, with an emphasis on global history from the ancient through the medieval eras. Students learn map reading as well as research and writing skills. This course develops basic analytical and presentation skills. There is a special emphasis on the interpretation of history as a universal discipline: a field of study which requires familiarity with the entire range of human behavior, including politics, diplomacy, economics, social relations, technology, science, religion, literature, and art. UC/CSU approved in the a – History / Social Science category.
Incoming SFHS freshmen wishing to take Historical World Geography must complete a form to be considered for the course lottery. The lottery form will be open from February 15th to February 22nd at noon. The course lottery will be held at 2:00 pm on February 22nd. Students will have until 5:00 pm on February 26th at 5:00 pm to complete their online registration.
Economics & Civics
Course ID: S840 & S845
Economics: June 8-June 26; 8:00 AM -1:00 PM
Civics: June 29-July 17; 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Civics and Economics is a six-week course that analyzes government and politics in the United States and enables students to use economic concepts in a reasoned and careful manner in dealing with the personal, community and national economic issues students confront or will confront. The course examines the philosophical and constitutional bases of U.S. government, economy and the beliefs and behaviors of citizens. St. Francis students must complete both sessions of Civics and Economics in the summer to receive credit. This class fulfills the senior year Social Studies requirement. UC/CSU approved.
Prerequisite: United States History