_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ECONOMICS (740) Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This is a survey course of the American capitalistic system in terms of production of goods and services; types of business organizations; money, credit, and banking; how prices are determined; distribution of income and goods; economic aspects of government; and saving and investing. The point of view of the course is based upon economics as the study of the way people attempt to make a living within the rules called an economic system. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (742) Class Level: 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This course is an interactive overview of U.S. foreign policy. Its objective is to give students an understanding of why the U.S. has acted the way it has and acts the way it does toward other nations-states. The main topics covered are World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the Cold War, the Middle East, the U.S. role in a changing world, genocide. Students will participate in a variety of active learning exercises to provide a hands-on grasp of the way international relations work and the choices they have to make as they participate in the world political system. CIVICS (745) Class Level: 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This course in American government emphasizes the structure and functions, of federal, state, and local government. The student’s role in a democracy is determined through relationships with citizenship, political parties, elections, interest groups, and public opinion. The state-required examination in American government and citizenship also forms part of the course requirement.