Social Studies

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The Holy Ghost Prep Social Studies Department believes in an integrated study of social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The department provides coordinated systematic study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, writing/literature, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

Courses

  • Level 1: 
    • World History and Culture I
  • Level 2: 
    • World History and Culture II
  • Advanced Level 2: 
    • AP European History
  • Level 3: 
    • US History
  • Advanced Level 3: 
    • AP US History
  • Level 4 Summer Semester: 
    • Finance (1 sem)
  • Level 4: 
    • Economics
    • Psychology (1 sem)
  • Advanced Level 4:
    • AP Economics
    • AP US Government and Politics
    • AP Psychology

Clubs and Organizations

  • Classics Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
  • World War II Club

 

Faculty

Mr. Thomas Murtaugh

Titles: Social Studies Dept. Chair

Dr. Aaron Pollock

Titles: Director of Counseling

Dr. Thomas Saxton

Class of 1995

Dr. John Scanlon

Class of 2001

Mr. Robert Vierlinck

Class of 2003