Social Studies

 

World History I – 1 credit (LUOA)

The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.

World History I Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

World History II – 1 credit (LUOA)

The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the fall of Rome in AD 476 to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.

 

United States History – 1 credit (LUOA)

United States History provides an overview of the progression of the American republic from early exploration to the present. It will examine the development of the American nation with special attention paid to the political, intellectual, economic, religious, and cultural influences on the development of the United States as an exceptional nation with a unique place in the global context. United States History Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Government – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

Government Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Economics – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Economics is an introductory course in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldview and economic theory, with an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomics theories as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, the price system, as well as monetary theory. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation, monetary and inflationary polices, the role of unions and organized labor, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and price caps will be addressed. Keynesian economic theory will also be presented.

Economics Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Virginia History– 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion.

Virginia History Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Global Studies – 1 credit

With more than seven billion people in the world today, there is more need than ever to research and tell the stories of the global community from God’s perspective. Researching and writing these stories will be your assignment as a new reporter for God’s News Network. In this course, all the stories are big stories. Human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems are all part of your beat. The stories also have real human interest because they deal with peoples' customs, cultures, and how they interact with each other and the truths of God’s word. Your job will be to research the facts and present them with clarity and context. Your job will also involve identifying real global problems and then, suggesting well-developed solutions. This is a course that makes you think. The stories are current and compelling. They need to be told, and the right person to tell them is you!

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved