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September 18, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Sociology (1st Semester)


Unit 2: Origins of Sociology and Culture

Students will be introduced to sociological perspective, the key figures in the development of sociology (Comte, Spencer, Martineau,Weber, Durkheim), and theoretical perspectives (functionalism, conflict perspective, symbolic interactionism). Students will study the basic concepts of culture including: folkways, mores, laws, sanctions, values, material, real and ideal culture, diversity, ethnocentrism, and cultural universals.

Essential Question:

What is the role of sociological perspective?


Personal Finance (1st Semester)


Unit 2: Career Planning

One form of investment is the development of human capital - the knowledge, skills, talents and health that people possess. People develop their human capital through formal and informal education. To obtain education, people give up something in the short run, such as time and money, in order to gain larger returns in the future in the form of higher income and job satisfaction. This sort of trade-off is the basis of investment behavior, whether it involves placing money in the stock market or choosing the appropriate after-high-school education. Investment in education pays off in future earning potential. High school is the time for students to plan and set goals for their future careers.


Essential Questions:

1. What factors in the economy affect personal finance decisions

2. How do people make informed decisions about their future careers?


Unit Test- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (A) and Thursday, September 21, 2017 (B)


 Psychology (1st Semester)            


Unit 2: Origins of Psychology

Students will understand each of the major fields of Psychology that include: (but not limited to) Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Humanistic, Biological, and Sociocultural. Students will understand psychological research methods that include: Case Study, Experimental Method, Naturalistic Observation, and Survey Method, as well as components of an experiment. Students will understand the ethical issues that surround psychological research with human subjects.

Essential Questions:


1. What is Psychology?

2. How are the themes and principles of Psychology relevant to life?