学生 are required to take at least six semesters of 社会科学 在圣. 伊格内修斯. 新生要求, 民族学概论(一学期), is designed to develop a student’s understanding of identity formation and systemic inequalities. Sophomores will take Modern World History (one year course) which begins with the Age of Exploration and Conquest (late 1400s) and studies major world civilizations and events through the 21st century. 大三的时候，所有的学生都要上美国大学.S. 历史和文化两个学期. Seniors may choose one or more of four 政府选修课, and they are highly encouraged to enroll in as many 政府选修课 that interest them. 除了, juniors and seniors may take a variety of electives designed to introduce them to the wider world of the social sciences. 选修课 are currently offered in Social Cognitive 心理学, 行为神经科学, 经济学, 《社会运动与社会正义.
Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to apply for Honors in any 社会科学 course. Designed for students with a demonstrated history of academic achievement, the Honors curriculum challenges students with college-level coursework (e.g. a college-level research paper) and real-world experiences (e.g. 市议会会议). Honors students receive honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations.
- Incoming juniors are invited to apply for honors courses in the spring of their sophomore year as part of of the registration process
- Incoming seniors are invited to apply for honors courses in the spring of their junior year as part of the registration process
While the 社会科学 部门 will not offer AP-specific courses, students may sit for the following AP exams: US History, 美国政府, 和心理学. 社会科学 courses will still provide partial preparation for those AP tests. 然而, 除了, students may choose to participate in preparation programs offered by the 社会科学 部门 outside of regular class time.
The 社会科学 department provides our students with a four-year experience of inclusive, 有关, 灵活的课程. 四年之后, students will be better prepared to live out our school’s mission statement and “respond courageously to the opportunities and challenges of our time.”