This course examines the history of the United States of America from 1877 to the present after a brief study of major founding documents. The federal republic has withstood challenges to its national security and expanded the rights and roles of its citizens. The episodes of its past have shaped the nature of the country today and prepared it to attend to the challenges of tomorrow. Understanding how these events came to pass and their meaning for today’s citizens is the purpose of this course. Students practice historical thinking by analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions. This course will prepare students to take the End-of-Course Exam in American History required by the state of Ohio.
This course will be taught as a college level course. Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Students will receive three college credit hours from North Central State College for successful completion of this course.
This course will be taught as a college level course. Introduction to Sociology is designed to introduce students to the theories, concepts and areas of inquiry that typically characterize sociological analyses. Specific areas to be covered include: the sociological perspective, culture, socialization and social interaction, social structure, social groups, deviance, social class, race and ethnicity, social institutions, and more. Emphasis is placed on a process of value clarification whereby the student can better understand his or her relationship to this society and the specific types of organizations that comprise it. Students will receive three college credit hours from North Central State College for successful completion of this course.
HOLOCAUST & HUMAN RIGHTS
This course explores the history and memory of the Holocaust. We examine key questions surrounding the National Socialist regime and its collaborators’ murder of six million European Jews and five million other alleged enemies of the Nazi regime. We will also look at the treatment of human rights since the Holocaust, including various human rights abuses around the world since 1945. This course is offered every other year.
TERRORISM & WORLD CONFLICT IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
This course offers an in-depth study of terrorism and conflict in the world today. The course will begin with the events of 9/11/2001 and its aftermath. The course will examine the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as outgrowths of 9/11. Other topics to be covered during the course may include conflicts with Iran and North Korea as well as the current Islamic State (IS) crisis. The history of terrorism will also be explored. This course is offered every other year.
WORLD WAR II
World War II is the greatest of twentieth century conflicts. In this class we will study the causes, the course, and the implications World War II. The course will survey most of the geographic areas involved, the major diplomatic, political and military events, and some of the key figures of the war. It covers the time period of 1918 to the present, with an emphasis of course on the years 1939-1945. This course is offered every other year.
THE VIETNAM WAR
This course is a study of the United States' participation in the Vietnam War. The course covers the origins, events, and consequences of the war from 1945 to 1975. Special emphasis will be given to the causes of American involvement in the war and the reasons for the failure of American policy in Vietnam. This course is offered every other year.