Social Studies


European History
SOC 1002 - 10th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
European History is a one-semester required course of all the tenth grade students. It is designed to give the student a view of the history of the western world from Creation through the Renaissance and Reformation.

American History
SOC1003 - 11th Grade - Full Year
Taught from the Christian viewpoint, it covers the story of our nation's development from discovery and colonization to America's role as a leader in current world affairs.

American Government
SOC1004 - 10th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This is a one-semester course. Its purpose is to give the students a basic understanding of the workings of our system of democracy and the role and responsibility of the Christian in this system. Primary emphasis is placed upon the federal system as it is outlined in the Constitution. Secondary consideration will be given to state government.

Economics*
SOC1005 - 12th Grade - Semester 1
This course is the study of our free economy based on personal liberty, private property, and free enterprise, and its achievements as compared with other economic systems. This is a college-preparatory course. Prerequisite: C in American History

Human Relations
SOC1011 - 11th/12th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
A one-semester course with emphasis on providing a basic understanding of human behavior and how that behavior relates to others. The course covers approaches to psychology, human growth and development, personality, mental disorders, nature of culture, conformity and deviance, and roles, relationships, and groups.

Law
SOC1020 - 12th Grade - Semester 1
This one-semester course covers criminal and civil law from a Christian perspective. Modern examples and case studies will be used to cover topics ranging from misdemeanors and felonies to the common points of the criminal justice process.

Survey of American History
SOC1022 - 11th Grade - Full Year
Survey of American History is a two-semester course designed to meet the needs of the students required to take a course in American History, but who, because of learning difficulties would not be able to complete the regular American History course. The course is designed to give the student a general understanding of American History from 1492 to the present.

Survey of European History
SOC1030 - 10th Grade - Full Year
Survey of European History is a one-semester course designed as an alternative to European History. It is intended for those tenth grade students that, because of learning difficulties, would experience severe problems in successfully completing European History. It is designed to give the student a view of the history of the western world from Creation through the Renaissance and Reformation.

Survey of American Government
SOC1023 - 10th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
Survey of American Government is a one-semester course. It is designed to meet the needs of the students who are required to take a course in American Government, but who because of various learning disabilities would have difficulty completing the regular American Government course. The course is designed to give the student a general understanding of the working of our federal and state governments.

Survey of Geography
SOC1024 - 9th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
Survey of Geography of Africa, Asia and Europe is a one-semester course required of ninth-grade students. It is designed to meet the needs of students who are required to take a course in geography, but because of various learning disabilities would have difficulty completing the required coursework in Geography of Africa, Asia and Europe. Placement in this survey course is done with the consent of geography instructor, department chairperson, student's advisor, and the parent(s). The survey student attends the geography class but has altered assignments, customized tests, and a modified grading scale. The course emphasizes the physical, political and cultural geography of the regions of Africa, Asia and Europe. The regions and countries of these continents will be studied emphasizing their landforms, climates, agriculture, governments, manufacturing, trade, cultures, resources, history, economics and religions. 22

Geography
SOC3310 - 9th Grade - Semester 1 or Semester 2
This one-semester course covers the physical and political geography of Africa, Asia, and Europe, within a regional context. The individual countries will be surveyed with emphasis on the following topics: landforms, climate, agriculture, government, manufacturing, trade, culture, and religion. In addition to the content, the students will both review and be introduced to basic skills that pertain to the study of geography.

Honors Political Science*
SOC2005 - 12th Grade - Semester 2
Honors Political Science is a college-preparatory course which examines the theory of government from both the spiritual and secular viewpoint. The various forms of government will be studied in light of those viewpoints. American democracy will receive special emphasis on a sophisticated level. Prerequisite: C in American History and English

AP US History
- ONLINE COURSE SOC2008 - 12th - Full Year
This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students learn to assess historical materials--their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance--and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. Students develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. Prerequisite: None. However, this class may not take the place of MLHS American History. It may only be taken in addition to the MLHS course. 

European Travel Studies
- ONLINE COURSE SOC1026 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
European Travel Studies is a 0.5 credit course exploring European culture and History through foreign travel. Students will do preliminary research on the places they will visit during the spring semester, then will participate in an educational trip to Europe and will reflect on what they learned during the summer. The educational trip to Europe is sponsored by Huron Valley Lutheran (Westland, MI in June 2015. Prices and destinations for HVL's trip can be found at hvlhs.org/Europe2015.htm Prerequisites: Western Civilization, World History, or World Geography course

AP Psychology
- ONLINE COURSE SOC2006 - 11th/12th Grade - Full Year
Course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Prerequisites: None