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Learning Recommendations:  None

General Description: This elective course provides insight as to how social situations and interaction influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. As humans are social creatures, understanding group dynamics, and how people fit into them, can help one navigate the ever-evolving social network of humanity.

Content: Units to include:

  • The Self and Identity
  • Social Influences
  • Group Behavior
  • Pro-Social Behavior
  • Prejudice, Discrimination, and Diversity
  • Violence, Conflict-Resolution, and Peace

Strategies:  Students will learn through a variety of strategies that include, but are not limited to, research, presentations, document analysis, cooperative group projects, and non-fiction text readings and documentaries.

Homework:  Homework assigned as needed.