PTHS Curriculum Guide 2023-2024

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. MODERN WORLD HISTORY (742) Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This course, students will engage in religious studies through 3 major world religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Students will get an understanding of history/theology and conflicts that exist in and between these major religions. Students will be assessed by constructing solutions with the forces that have shaped the modern world. This course will examine how we have gotten where we are today and what economic, cultural, and geo-political dynamics have constructed our modern world. 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.


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