Contemporary World A / B
The Contemporary World is a two-semester course. Semester A, is a single-semester course designed to strengthen your knowledge about the modern world. In the first unit, you will explore how geography can help you gain a better understanding of the world and its people. In the second unit, you will learn about the influence of culture on the world. In the third unit, you will discover the relationship between art and society and study migration and population distribution. In the last unit, you will learn about the effect of physical processes on the environment and look at the ways people have adapted to and modified physical environments. Semester B, is a single-semester course designed to strengthen your understanding of government in the modern world. In the first unit, you will study the role of government and the responsibilities of citizens in contemporary societies. In the second unit, you will learn about democracy in the United States, and you will look at the structure of the Constitution. In the third unit, you will explore the functions of the US legal system as well as understand the rights and responsibilities of US citizens. Toward the end of this course, you will learn about the factors affecting the development of global trade and examine the structure and function of the US economy.