American Studies

An interdisciplinary course combining honors U.S. History and eleventh-grade English, American Studies tracks intersecting threads of history, literature, art, and culture throughout the development of

Africa and Latin America

Using literature and a rich variety of historical sources, this course studies the cultural, political, and economic consequences of colonialism in selected countries in Africa

Honors European History

This course examines selected themes in the history of Europe, from the Renaissance to the recent past. Major topics include the Renaissance, the Reformation, politics,

Ancient Civilizations

This course examines the development of a number of early societies spanning multiple continents and many thousands of years. Those societies may include Middle Eastern,

Asia in World History

This course serves both as an introduction for students who have never studied Asian history and as a means, for those with foundational background, to

Honors United States History

This course, for students who have demonstrated aptitude in prior humanities classes, is a fast-paced survey of United States history from colonial times to the

United States History

This course in American history prioritizes depth over breadth in exploring certain critical junctures in the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United

Big History

How did the universe begin? How has the universe developed over time? How do humans fit into this evolving story? Where is the future heading?

War, Ideology & Revolution

What motivates people to do good or evil? What is it like to live in a society that does not value truth? How do wars

Gender in Sport

In Western society, sports emerged as exclusive spaces for boys and men. One of the objectives of this class is to explore how women steadily

The History of Capitalism

With its celebration of innovation, return on investment, and creative destruction, capitalism appears to be about the future. But it can be understood only by

Understanding the Holocaust

The Nazi regime relied on long-standing strains of anti-Semitism as well as newer racial ideologies to gather support for their purposeful and highly systematic attempt