Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Politics, Philosophy & Economics course is designed as a 1.5 credit honors level course that will take the students through a challenging and exhilarating ride, gaining understanding of government, economics and philosophy. This course is designed to move students from passive by-standers to active, vibrant members of a citizenry. Taught by master teacher, Adam Pruzan, this will be a dynamic and engaging course. Coursework will consist of reading, vibrant class discussion and regular writing assignments.
Students will read, discuss and be challenged by original documents, Ancient and English texts and gain a thorough understanding of the foundations of the American political system and the system on which it is founded. Senate and legal briefs will be analyzed, critiqued and put into the context of current events and where we find ourselves currently as a country.
Because the Politics, Philosophy & Economics is equivalent to that of an honors level course, students must be willing to set aside the time needed to study and prepare well to fully participate in the lecture and discussion this class will require. This class meet twice a week, with additional reading and assignment. Difficult concepts are broken down and thoroughly discussed. This class will include lecture, discussion and class participation as well as some written work.
This is not your run-of-the-mill high school Government and Economics course.
Why study philosophy while studying politics and economics? The skills needed to understand philosophy will develop your students analytical, critical and logical rigor. This will enable students to apply these skills to questions concerning how we acquire knowledge or make ethical judgements. The study of will provide your student a thorough understanding of the impact of the U.S. Political institutions on modern societies both at home and abroad.
This course may be used for the 3 or 6 course High School Bundle, and it would count for one and a half courses. Combine this course with U.S. Literature and Formal Logic for a robust and thought provoking year of study.
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