Social Studies

MS U.S. History

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Offering an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history, this course engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization and settlement in America, and the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution. Middle school students enrolled in this course will closely examine major changes brought about by the nation’s reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times. Over the course of two semesters, interesting course content encourages students to think carefully about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the 21st century.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS World History

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Providing students with an opportunity to learn the diverse history that has shaped our world, this course delves into the evolution of civilization from the rise of ancient empires through the twenty-first century. Middle school students enrolled in this exciting and informative course investigate the development of medieval societies, the effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and the progress made during various periods of revolution, industrialization, urbanization, and reform. Over the course of two semesters, students analyze effects of political conflicts and social issues on the continuing development and interdependence among nations in the modern world.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS Civics, Government, & Economics

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Exploring the structure of the United States government on a national, state, and local level, this course challenges students to learn and understand fundamental concepts and philosophies that led to the creation of the United States Constitution. Students enrolled in this two-semester course analyze the political process, political parties, and influences that affect them both. Engaging, interactive content introduces economic concepts and encourages students to explore government and economics on a global scale. By instilling a thorough understanding of government and economics, this course inspires students to investigate what it means to be an American citizen.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS World Cultures & Geography

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Designed to introduce students to the study of geography, this course helps students master important concepts in physical and human geography. Comprehensive and organized by region, this two-semester middle school course helps students understand the Earth’s physical and human diversity. Students analyze population and settlement patterns and evaluate the ways that human activities modify the physical environment. While studying humans around the world, students compare development, standards of living, systems of government, and economic factors across the globe. In addition, students gain a rich understanding of global cultures and the historical factors that have shaped the world around them. All units in the course are parallel and include studies in physical and human geography, ancient cultures, regional studies, and modern issues.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Survey of World History

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This yearlong course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Modern World History

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This yearlong course examines the major events and turning points of world history from the Enlightenment to the present. Students investigate the foundational ideas that shaped the modern world in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and then explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. This rigorous study of modern history examines recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allowing students to draw connections between the past and the present, across cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

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  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Survey of U.S. History

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This one-year high school course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization. they will also assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. History I

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U.S. History I is a yearlong course that dynamically explores the people, places, and events that shaped early United States history. This course stretches from the Era of Exploration through the Industrial Revolution, leading students through a careful examination of the defining moments that shaped the nation of today. Students begin by exploring the colonization of the New World and examining the foundations of colonial society. As they study the early history of the United States, students will learn critical-thinking skills by examining the constitutional foundations of U.S. government. Recurring themes such as territorial expansion, the rise of industrialization, and the significance of slavery will be examined in the context of how these issues contributed to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. History II

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U.S. History II is a yearlong course that examines the major events and turning points of U.S. history from the Industrial Revolution through the modern age. The course leads students toward a clearer understanding of the patterns, processes, and people that have shaped U.S. history. As students progress through each era of modern U.S. history, they will study the impact of dynamic leadership and economic and political change on our country’s rise to global prominence. Students will also examine the influence of social and political movements on societal change and the importance of modern cultural and political developments. Recurring themes lead students to draw connections between the past and the present, between cultures, and among multiple perspectives.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. Government

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This semester-long course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. The course begins by establishing the origins and founding principles of American government. After a rigorous review of the Constitution and its Amendments, students investigate the development and extension of civil rights and liberties. Lessons also introduce influential Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. The course builds on this foundation by guiding students through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process and culminates in an examination of public policy and the roles of citizens and organizations in promoting policy changes. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Economics

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This semester-long course invites students to broaden their understanding of how economic concepts apply to their everyday lives— including microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the characteristics of mixed-market economies, the role of government in a free-enterprise system and the global economy, and personal finance strategies. Throughout the course, students apply critical- thinking skills while making practical economic choices. Students also master literacy skills through rigorous reading and writing activities. Students analyze data displays and write routinely and responsively in tasks and assignments that are based on scenarios, texts, activities, and examples. In more extensive, process-based writing lessons, students write full-length essays in informative and argumentative formats.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Human Geography

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Examining current global issues that impact our world today, this course takes a thematic approach to understanding the development of human systems, human understanding of the world, and human social organization. Divided into two semesters, this high school course will challenge students to develop geographic skills, including learning to interpret maps, analyze data, and compare theories. Offering interactive content that will grow students’ understanding of the development of modern civilization and human systems— from the agricultural revolution to the technological revolution—this course encourages students to analyze economic trends as well as compare global markets and urban environments.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

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HIST 053: Alaskan History

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This course encourages students to think about the history and continuing challenges unique to Alaska. The lessons present Alaskan geography, indigenous history, exploration, colonization, and contemporary issues. Questions within the lesson are designed to promote critical thinking and skills acquisition. 10 lessons, 10 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials: Hist 053 – Printed Course Readings $10.00, Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Alaskan Geography
  2. The History of Native Alaskans
  3. The Russian Period
  4. The District of Alaska
  5. The Gold Rush
  6. Alaska as Territory
  7. The Government of Alaska
  8. Political, Economic, and Environmental Issues in Modern Alaska History
  9. Social Issues in Modern Alaska
  10. Cumulative Speedback Assignment (Practice Exam)

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GOVT 041: American Government, Part 1

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This course examines the American system of government, including its origins, development, citizen rights, voting, public opinion, Congress, the law-making process, and fiscal policy. This is the first course in a two-part American Government series (GOVT 041 and GOVT 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other. 10 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Sanford et al. , Basic Principles of American Government, Edition: REV( 2009,9781567656909 ) $ 31.35
    • Printed Course Readings
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Basic Types and Theories of Government
  • The Beginnings of American Government
  • The Purposes and Basis of the Constitution
  • Individual Rights
  • The Political System
  • Voters, Voting, and Elections
  • Public Opinion and Voter Influence
  • The Structure and Powers of Congress
  • Making Laws
  • Congress and Fiscal Policy

GOVT 043: American Government, Part 2

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This course examines American government, including the presidency, foreign policy, the bureaucracy, the court system, state government, local government, and future government. This is the second course in a two-part American Government series (GOVT 041 and GOVT 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other. 10 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: Govt 041 American Government, Part 1
  • Required Materials:
    • Sanford et al. , Basic Principles of American Government, Edition: REV( 2009, 9781567656909 ) $ 31.35
    • Govt 043 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Presidency
  2. Foreign Policy and Our Common Defense
  3. The Cabinet and Domestic Policy
  4. The “Fourth Branch” of Government
  5. The Court System
  6. The Impact of the Supreme Court
  7. State Government
  8. County and City Government
  9. Public Service
  10. The Future of American Government

USA 041: Character of America: Documents and Symbols

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This course discusses some of the documents and symbols that contribute to the character of America, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the flag, national monuments, etc. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. This is the first course in a two-part Character of America series (USA 041 and USA 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other. 10 lessons, 11 assignment submissions (10 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Usa 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Constitution
  2. The Bill of Rights
  3. The Legislative and Judicial Branches
  4. The American Dream
  5. Anthems of America
  6. American Music
  7. National Monuments
  8. National Holidays
  9. The Flag
  10. Citizenship

USA 043: Character of America: The People

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This course discusses some of the people who have contributed or are still contributing to the character of America, including the presidents and the founding fathers, as well as national and local security.

Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. This is the second course in a two-part character of America series (USA 041 and USA 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other. 9 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (9 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Usa 043 – DVD
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Founding Fathers: Their Lasting Influence on the Character of America
  2. Yes, Mr. President: The American President from George W. to George W.
  3. Freedom of the Press: Tying America Together
  4. Free Enterprise: Achieving the American Dream
  5. Conservation: Safeguarding America’s Beauty
  6. Education
  7. National and Local Security
  8. Immigration: The Source of American Culture
  9. Citizenship: Both a Privilege and a Responsibility

SOCSC 041: Current Events

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This course investigates what is happening in the world today, including significant events, behind-the-scenes causes, who’s who, and future trends.

This course teaches students how to effectively gather accurate information by studying primary sources. The more you know about current events, the better you can understand what is happening in the world and what your reaction should be. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Socsc 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Basic News Terms and Bibliography
  2. Basic Geography of Current Events
  3. An Economic Understanding of the News
  4. World Affairs and the Environment
  5. National and State Government issues
  6. Local Government Issues
  7. Final Project

HIST 051: Northwest History

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The history of the northwestern United States is shaped by an understanding of geography: the physical features and processes of the area; the people who have inhabited the area: the Native Americans, explorers, traders, and missionaries; and the events: exploration, immigration, wars, treaties, railroads, and the emergence of the United States. The twentieth century continued to shape the Northwest through growth of industry, immigration, and statehood. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Five Themes of Geography
  2. The Natural Environment
  3. The First People
  4. Explorers, Traders, and Missionaries
  5. American Government, Treaties, and Wars
  6. Growth, Immigrants, and Statehood
  7. Growing in the Twentieth Century
  8. Economic Drepression, Recovery, and World War II
  9. Modern Washington: Recession, Transition, and Prosperity

SOCSC 055: Psychology

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This course explores the basic theories and principles of psychology. It guides students to a better understanding of the self.

Students will also study consciousness and adolescent development, as well as traditional topics such as behaviorism, personality, learning, and social psychology. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • McMahon , Psychology and You (BYU Bookstore used price $65.85), Edition: 3rd( 2000, 0-314-14090-5 ) $ 87.80
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Approaches to Psychology
  2. Brain and Body: Senses and Perceptions
  3. Motion, Emotion, and Consciousness
  4. Principles of Learning
  5. Cognitive Processes
  6. Personality
  7. Conflict, Stress, and Coping
  8. Psychological Disorders, Treatment, and Therapy
  9. Portfolio Submission

AP PSY 059: AP Psychology, Part 1

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This is a rigorous course that discusses in-depth information about personal and others’ behavior. This series will prepare students to pass the AP Psychology exam for college credit; it is recommended that students take both courses of the series before taking the AP exam.

It is also recommended that students take an introductory psychology course before enrolling in this series. This is the first course in a two-part Advanced Placement Psychology series (AP PSY 059 and AP PSY 060). 5 lessons, 5 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: SOCSC 055 ( Psychology).
  • Required Materials:
    • Myers , Psychology, Edition: 7th( 2004, 0-7167-5251-4 ) $ 112.45
    • Appsy 059 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Story of Psychology and Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
  2. Neuroscience of Behavior
  3. Nature vs. Nurture and The Developing Person
  4. Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness
  5. Learning and Memory

AP PSY 060: AP Psychology, Part 2

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This rigorous course continues the study of psychology and behavior. This series will prepare students to pass the AP Psychology exam for college credit; it is recommended that students take both courses of the series before taking the AP exam.

It is also recommended that students take an introductory psychology course before enrolling in this series. This is the second course in a two-part Advanced Placement Psychology series (AP PSY 59 and AP PSY 60). 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: AP PSY 59 (AP Psychology, Part 1).
  • Required Materials:
    • Myers , Psychology, Edition: 7th( 2004, 0-7167-5251-4 ) $ 112.45
    • Appsy 060 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
  2. Motivation, Emotion, and Stress
  3. Personality
  4. Psychological Disorders and Psychotherapy
  5. Social Psychology
  6. AP Psychology Essay Questions, Taking the National Exam, and Getting College Credit

SOCSC 051: Sociology

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This course is a study of the way groups act and think as a result of socialization. It also focuses on students’ roles in society and how they can personally make a difference. 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Sociology: What Does It Mean to Me?
  2. Culture: The Foundations of Society
  3. Inequality: Social Stratification and Change
  4. Social Organizations: Socialization, Family, and Religion
  5. Age Stratification; Ageism, Death, and Bereavement
  6. The Sociological Perspective: What Does This Mean to Me?

GOVT 045: United States Government and Citizenship

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This course examines the fundamentals of government and citizenship. It focuses on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. 10 lessons, 10 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Govt 045 – CD
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The American Founding
  2. The Structure of United States Government
  3. United States Government at Work
  4. The Bill of Rights
  5. Federalism
  6. Duties and Responsibilities of Citizenship
  7. Getting Along: Citizen Interaction in a Democracy
  8. Economic Systems and Popular Government
  9. National Governments and the CommUnity of Nations
  10. U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations

GOVT 046: Honors United States Government & Citizenship

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This course fulfills the California state standards for Principles of American Democracy by covering the fundamentals of government and citizenship and focusing on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. 9 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (9 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Govt 046 – DVD
    • Govt 046 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Origins of American Government
  2. The Rights and Obligations of Citizenship
  3. Civil Society, Diversity, and Liberty
  4. Constitutional Government in the United States
  5. The Supreme Court and the Constitution
  6. Campaigns & Elections
  7. Federalism
  8. The Media and Politics
  9. Political Systems and Democracy in the World

HIST 041: United States History to 1850

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Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials: NONE
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus

  1. Two Worlds Meet
  2. The Colonial Era
  3. The French and Indian War and the Road to Revolution
  4. The Revolutionary War
  5. Can We Rule Ourselves?
  6. The New Nation
  7. The Age of Jackson
  8. Down South and Out West

HIST 043: United States History From 1851

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This survey course emphasizes the growth and development of the United States from 1851 to the present.

During the course, students will make personal connections with specific events and individuals in U.S. history while developing an understanding of democratic values. Each lesson includes an instructor-graded portfolio activity, which should be submitted together as a whole before requesting the final. This is the second course in a two-part United States history series (HIST 041 and HIST 043). 8 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Spinelli , Milkweed( 2005, 0-440-42005-9 ) $ 7.5
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. North vs. South (1790- 1860)
  2. From a Country Divided to Reconstruction (1820 – 1890)
  3. A Changing Nation (1865-1916)
  4. Reform to War (1890-1920)
  5. Prosperity to Depression (1920-1941)
  6. World War II (1941-1945)
  7. Cold War (1945-1989)
  8. Prosperity, Civil Rights and the Modern Society (1945-Present)

HIST 057: History of the American West

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This course covers the role of the West in the development of the United States.

The discussion begins with exploration and colonization; moves to Texas and Oregon, the mining frontier, the cowboy, the farming frontier, and the impact of the military; and concludes with the continuing challenges of the American West. The course also explores the geography and the people that live there. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Exploration and Colonization of the American West
  2. Texas and Oregon
  3. The Mining Frontier
  4. The Cowboy
  5. The Farming Frontier
  6. The Impact of the Military
  7. Continuing Challenges of the American West

HIST 061: World History: Eastern Hemisphere

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Students will explore the major historical events, personalities, and cultures of three groups in the Eastern Hemisphere: Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Each region will be addressed within the framework of early history, more recent history, and present-day circumstances. This is the first course in a three-part world history series (HIST 061, HIST 063, and HIST 065); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others. 8 lessons, 9 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Byzantine Civilization and Arab Empire
  2. The Middle East Today
  3. Early African History
  4. The Partition of Africa
  5. Present-Day Africa
  6. Early Asia
  7. Asia and the West
  8. Present-Day Asia

HIST 063: World History: Western Hemisphere

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This course takes a closer look at the history of the Americas, particularly Latin America.

The discussion begins with pre-European America, the conquest of the Aztec and Incan empires, the colonization of Latin America by Spain, and the Latin American independence movement, and concludes with an examination of the issues facing Latin America today. Included in the discussion are the influences the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution had on Latin America. Finally, the course examines World War I and World War II. This is the second course in a three-part world history series (HIST 061, HIST 063, and HIST 065); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others. 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Ancient Americas
  2. The Clash of Two Cultures
  3. The American, French, and Industrial Revolutions
  4. Changes in Latin America
  5. The War to End All Wars
  6. World War II
  7. Latin America Today
  8. Self-Evaluation of the Lesson Activities

HIST 065: World History: Europe and Russia

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This course examines the history of Europe through a discussion of change that begins with medieval Europe; moves to the Renaissance, the Reformation, the rise of monarchs, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the influence of nationalism on Europe, and the rise of totalitarian governments; and concludes with a discussion of Europe today.

The course asks students to decide whether the changes were for the best. This is the third course in a three-part world history series (HIST 061, HIST 063, and HIST 065); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Students are required to teach an objective to another person or to watch one of three movies: Danton (1983), A Tale of Two Cities (1958), or The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935 or 1982).
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Identify the major changes that have influenced Europe.
  2. Explain the impact different changes have had on European culture.
  3. Identify the major people who contributed to the various changes in Europe.
  4. Show through projects like the ones included throughout this course that the study of history involves more than just reading books or texts.

HIST 066: World Civilizations

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This course is an overview of the increasing interrelationships of the world’s peoples from early and classical civilizations, the Age of Discovery, and early modern and contemporary societies through the twentieth century. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Ancient History
  2. Classical Civilization
  3. The Rise of Christianity to the Eve of Discovery
  4. Western Europe Meets the World
  5. Revolutionary Changes in the Western World
  6. A New Global Order – The Eastern Hemisphere
  7. The Rise of a Global CommUnity

GEOG 041: World Geography: The Western Hemisphere

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This course explores each of the elements of the 18 National Geography Standards, which are outlined by the National Council for Geographic Education.

While examining the physical and human forces that shape our world, students will use geography tools, including maps and graphs, to analyze and consider the ways that resources are used, and investigate advancements in technology that affect the way we live. 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials: Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Basics: What in the world are you talking about?
  2. The Basics: What in the World Are You Talking About?
  3. Mapping It Out: What Christopher Columbus And Ptolemy Already Knew
  4. Our Planet: The Earth and the Universe
  5. Weather & Climate: Let’s Talk About the Weather
  6. Our Changing World: Getting the Lay of the Land
  7. The Shape of the Land
  8. The Earth’s Bounty9. Regions and Identity: Who Do We Think We Are?