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Social Studies

In the history/social sciences, students learn how their lives have been and will continue to be affected by domestic and international politics, demographics, economic flux, technological change, and social change. The study of continuity and change in human events is the main focus of the history/social science curriculum. Students will understand and appreciate how ideas, events, and individuals have intersected to produce change over time as well as to recognize the conditions and forces that maintain continuity within human societies.

Staff Directory

Chai, Neil   Social Studies, Resource
DiNucci, Kelly ex.5828 Social Studies
Gonzales, Marc ex.5806 Social Studies, Department Lead
Heaton, Christy ex.5893 Social Studies
Hurst-Ruiz, Daniela ex.5837 Social Studies
Kim, Eileen   Social Studies, Spanish
Milirides, Lela ex.5863 Social Studies
Nakamura, Carrie ex.5843 Social Studies
Russo, Greg ex.5859 Social Studies
Unsinger, Harry ex.5857 Social Studies
Wilson, Scott   Social Studies
Wright, Matt ex.5910 Social Studies
Yee, Andrea   Social Studies
Zambrano, Nicole   Social Studies

Course offerings

For a list of Social Science/History Courses with descriptions please see the Course Selection Guide.

Course Units Grades UC/CSU Requirement Prerequisite
Economics 5 12 g None
United States Government 5 12 a None
AP United States Government 5 12 a B or better in previous history class
United States History 10 11 a None
AP United States History 10 11 a B or better in previous history class
World History 10 10 a None
American Studies 20 (10 english, 10 social science) 11 a (10 units)
b (10 units)
None
 

High School Graduation & College Entrance Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

There is a three-year requirement for graduation that includes World History, United States History and Economics/Government.

UC Eligibility

a. History/Social Science – 2 year required.
A student must earn 20 credits and a grade of "C" or higher in approved history/social science courses. While Economics is needed for meeting high school graduation requirement for Social Sciences, for UC Eligibility, it is included in the "g" requirement.