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Individuals & Societies in the DP

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY 11

Description: This course is similar in content to the DP1 History SL course. Students will be taught a variety of 20th Century topics including: Peace-making and International Relations: 1918-36, the rise and rule of single party states (i.e. Germany and Cuba). They will also learn about the Cold War. In addition, all students enrolled in this course will be required to complete tests that shadow those of the DP classes (with some alterations). Assignments (including the Historical Investigation) will be identical to the DP course, and assessed according to the same criteria as students in DP History SL. The main difference is that students in this course will not submit their work to the IBO for external assessment and will therefore not receive an IB credential for completion of the course. This course is open to both Grade 11 and 12 students and can be used to satisfy AIS Humanities core requirements.

DP1 & DP 2 HISTORY SL - TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY

Description: This course will offer students an opportunity to study selected topics in 20th Century World History with an international dimension. The course begins with a brief examination of history and historical method, then moves on to a study of the selected topics. The selected topics for this particular course are the following: (1) the rise and rule of single-party states pertaining to various twentieth century dictatorial regimes (2) the Cold War which was a time of tremendous international tension between the capitalist and communist world. (3) the protest for civil rights in the context of two case studies, the United States and South Africa, which led to major political and social change in those respective countries. Students will have extensive reading assignments and acquire the skills to critically evaluate, interpret, and use source material as historical evidence. DP1 History SL together with DP2 History SL prepares students to take the Standard Level DP History world exams. Taking DP1 History SL also fulfills AIS Humanities core requirements.

DP1 HISTORY HL - TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY

Description: This course will offer students an opportunity to study selected topics in 20th Century World History with an international dimension. The course begins with a brief examination of history and historical method, then moves on to a study of selected topics. The selected topics for this particular course are the following: (1) the rise and rule of single-party states pertaining to various twentieth century dictatorial regimes (2) the Cold War which was a time of tremendous international tension between the capitalist and communist world. (3) the protest for civil rights in the context of two case studies, the United States and South Africa, which led to major political and social change in those respective countries. Students will have extensive reading assignments and acquire the skills to critically evaluate, interpret, and use source material as historical evidence. DP1 History HL together with DP2 History HL prepares students to take the Higher Level DP History world exams. Taking DP1 History HL also fulfills AIS Humanities core requirements.

DP2 HISTORY HL – ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

Description: This course will offer students an opportunity to study aspects of the History of the Americas. Within this region students will engage in an intensive study of three time periods. While completing the course, students will read widely and acquire the skills to evaluate, interpret, and use source material critically as historical evidence. Upon completion of DP1 and DP2 History HL, students will be prepared to take the Higher Level DP History world exams.

DP1 & DP2 ECONOMICS SL

Description: DP Economics SL is a two year course designed to expose students to the inner workings of local, national and global economies. All economies must answer three questions: What to produce? How to produce it? And who gets it? Students learn the same economic concepts and anlytical tools used by governments, businesses and economists to answer these three basic questions. While economics involves the formulation of theory, it is a social science and therefore must be applied to real-world examples, from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the local supermarket. Students will also discover that economics is linked to history, geography, psychology, sociology, political studies and other related fields of study. The course also has an international dimension, since the rise of global corporations is a reflection of how integrated the world economy has become. There are three required Internal Assessment commentaries of 750 words each. This provides students the flexibility to apply economic theories and concepts in areas in which they are most interested. Students taking this course will be required to complete the Internal Assessment as well as sit and pay for the Standard Level Economics World Exams at the end of their Grade 12 year.

DP1 & DP2 ECONOMICS HL

Description: DP1 Economics HL is the first year of a two-year course designed to expose students to the inner workings of local, national and global economies. All economies must answer three questions: What to produce? How to produce it? And who gets it? Students learn the same economic concepts and anlytical tools used by governments, businesses and economists to answer these three basic questions. While economics involves the formulation of theory, it is a social science and therefore must be applied to real-world examples, from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the local supermarket. Students will also discover that economics is linked to history, geography, psychology, sociology, political studies and other related fields of study. The course also has an international dimension, since the rise of global corporations is a reflection of how integrated the world economy has become. DP1 HL Economics also has a math component that teaches students how to apply linear and other equations to economic analysis. There are three required Internal Assessment commentaries of 750 words each. This provides students the flexibility to apply economic theories and concepts in areas in which they are most interested. DP1 Economics HL together with DP2 Economics HL prepares students to take the Higher Level DP Economics world exams.

DP1 & DP2 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SL

Description: This course is a two year course in DP Business Management. Modern societies want citizens who not only are trained in business and management, but who also understand the cultural and political issues involved in trading with global economy. This course is created specifically to meet this demand. It is a dynamic, problem-solving course designed to provide a broad introduction to the basic principles and practices of businesses and other organizations, both profit and non-profit in nature. Fundamental principles and skills are studied in local, national and international context, thus affording the opportunity to reflect the differences in perspectives and cultures. While the underlying framework of the program has a wide application, the content is largely of a practical nature. The course examines how business decisions are made, and explores the ethical concerns and issues of social responsibility in global community. In particular, focus is placed on following areas: Business Organization and Environment, Human Resources, Accounts and Finance, and Operations Management. Students taking this course will be required to complete the Internal Assessment as well as sit and pay for the Standard Level Economics World Exams at the end of their Grade 12 year.

DP1 & DP2 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT HL

Description: This is year one of a two year course in DP Business and Management. Modern societies want citizens who not only are trained in business and management, but who also understand the cultural and political issues involved in trading with global economy. This course is created specifically to meet this demand. It is a dynamic, problem-solving course designed to provide a broad introduction to the basic principles and practices of businesses and other organizations, both profit and non-profit in nature. Fundamental principles and skills are studied in local, national and international context, thus affording the opportunity to reflect the differences in perspectives and cultures. While the underlying framework of the program has a wide application, the content is of a practical nature. The course examines how business decisions are made, and explores the ethical concerns and issues of social responsibility in global community. In particular, focus is placed on following areas: Business Organization and Environment, Human Resources, Accounts and Finance, and Operations Management. DP1 HL Business and Management together with DP2 HL Business and Management prepares students to take the Higher Level DP Business and Management world exams.

PSYCHOLOGY

Description: This is a general survey of the important concepts in psychology with traditional theories and modern developments. It introduces such topics as the history of psychology, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, memory, problem solving, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, motivation, emotions, personality, research procedures, intelligence, and abnormal behavior. This course will address these issues so that students can develop a greater understanding of themselves and others. This course is open to both Grade 11 and 12 students and can be used to satisfy an AIS Humanities elective.

US HISTORY 12

Description: This course provides a one-year survey of American history from the Colonial Period and the American Revolution to the present day, with an emphasis on the twentieth and twenty-first century. Using primary and secondary source documents and current events, students learn about the various political, social, religious, and economic developments that have shaped and continue to shape the United States. Essay writing and critical thinking are emphasized as integral ways of understanding how the past relates to the present and future.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY, SL

Description: Students enrolled in Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) will evaluate the impact of information technology on the way we live our lives in an information age. Focus is on the application of social sciences methodology to explore the humane use of digitized information in the local community and around the world. Areas of interest might include software piracy, e-government, or the use of biometrics in preventing and solving crime. Prior computer skills are advisable as hands-on computer activities provide technical examples for debate and further research. Course assessment is based on a real-world project, and a two-part IB examination.