social studies

Current Issues Course Description:

Length/Credits: 1 semester – 1 credit
Open to: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Ethnic Studies provides opportunities to broaden students’ perspectives concerning lifestyles and cultural patterns of ethnic groups in the United States. This course will focus on multiple ethnic groups and cultures, as well as a comparative approach to the study of patterns of cultural development, immigration, and assimilation.

This course will also compare and contrast the contributions of specific ethnic or cultural groups to the United States history including the analysis of the political impact of ethnic diversity on the United States. Overall, the course is designed to broaden the perspective of students to a distinct ethnic and cultural landscape that is constantly changing within the 21st Century.