History

This department strives to provide a comprehensive survey that will give each student the broad base and informed perspective needed for studying history at the college level. Advanced Placement and Honors level courses in history will require students to work at a faster pace and more challenging level with higher expectations for reading, writing, analyzing, listening, and independent study.

 American Government (CP) –This study of the United States Government provides the student with an in-depth focus on the Constitution and Bill of Rights and each branch of the federal government in order to prepare students for citizenship and an understanding of how a democracy operates.

American Government (H)This advanced study of the United States Government provides the student with an in-depth focus on the Constitution and Bill of Rights and each branch of the federal government in order to prepare students for citizenship and an understanding of how a democracy operates.  It also prepares students for the Advanced Placement program in tenth grade World History.  Students work at a more challenging level with higher expectations for reading, writing, analyzing, listening, and independent study.

World History (CP)–This survey course begins with a study of ancient civilizations and continues to the present century. It emphasizes the rise and fall of empires and leaders, the religions and customs of various people, and the interrelationship of nations in modern times.

AP World History –Through a selection process based upon past performance and teacher recommendations, students in the tenth grade have an opportunity to participate in World History (AP).  This advanced placement course provides a greater depth of content in World History from the Neolithic Revolution, 8,000 BCE to the present.  Students must be able to read, write, and analyze concepts at the college level.  College credit may be awarded to those students who are successful on the AP exam in May.

United States History (CP)–This course is a survey of United States history from the colonial period to the present era. Its purpose is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, and social developments that not only mark our past, but also shape our future.

AP United States History –Through a selection process based upon past performance and teacher recommendations, students in the eleventh grade have an opportunity to participate in US History (AP). This rigorous program is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and materials in U.S. history. College credit may be awarded to those students who are successful on the AP exam in May.

History on Film – This course is designed to examine the role of cinema in society as an entertainment medium and as a mirror of culture.  Students will study movies that detail multiple historical periods.  This is a writing intensive course and after examining the period involved, students will then scrutinize the work in terms of its accuracy and as a reflection of the period in which it was made. 

Public Speaking (COM 231) – This senior course taught by FTCC instructors provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support and will be awarded 3 general education units of credit accepted by the UNC system and some private colleges.  This semester long course must be paired with the FTCC Psychology course (PSY 150).

Psychology (PSY 150) – This senior course taught by FTCC instructors provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.  Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.  Upon successful completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology and will be awarded 3 general education units of credit accepted by the UNC system and some private colleges.  This semester long course must be paired with the FTCC Public Speaking course (COM 231).

AP European History –Through a selection process based upon past performance and teacher recommendations, seniors may enroll in this course. The emphasis is given to political, economic, and social developments in Europe from 1450 to the present, including assignments that require critical essays and analyses of problems and changes occurring in each period. College credit may be awarded to those students who are successful on the AP exam in May.

In addition we offer alternative on-line courses through FuelEd and Virtual High School (VHS) for an added fee. These courses require approval from the Head of Upper School and Department Chair.

Click HERE for History Course Sequence with Prerequisites.


 

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