This assessment-rich course provides specialist level training to students on American history and government. During this course, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of American politics, history, and government through the analysis of evolution in American policies and major institutions.
Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement.
Building on the foundations developed in Macroeconomics, this course in Microeconomics offers students a more in-depth look at various markets and how consumers interact. Students will begin to understand how even the concepts studied at the macro level are applicable on the smallest of scales as certain economic principles are just that concrete. Throughout the course, students will gain a thorough understanding of how markets self-correct and/or what needs to happen in order for common problems to be resolved. Students will study the both the public and private sectors, price movements depending on supply and demand principles as well as the effects of and on export and import levels.
The Psychology Program course takes students through the basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior taking students through the various complexities of human development, the motivations for our thoughts, feelings and behavior as well as the role of sexuality, gender, heredity and genetics as applied to human behavior overall. Students will have the opportunity to analyze various psychological disorders, “normal” behaviors and the basis of the psychology behind learning, memory and experience.
Throughout this program, students will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. Students who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications. This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life.
Increasingly, the ability to analyze and interpret data is more and more valued in this data- and information-driven world. At the root of this analysis lies the basic principles of statistics. Interpreting data for business – no matter what sector it is – is imperative to making informed decisions. And with information and data so much more widely available than ever before, there’s no excuse not to use this information to make sound business decisions every day. This course will ensure students gain the skills necessary to perform complex statistical analysis of selected samples, understand how to choose the most applicable samples for study and draw conclusions from the analysis pulled from various data sets.
The program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.
The GED® Prep Comprehensive course is an interactive learning experience designed to help students achieve success on the GED® test. Preparing for the GED® test may seem like a daunting task. The Workforce Readiness: GED® Prep Comprehensive course offers students a useful and easy-to-follow guide through all four of the content areas covered on the GED® test: language arts; social studies; science; and mathematics. Each of the four courses includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course.