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SENIOR SEMINAR

Senior Seminar is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts for Composition and Themes in Literature. Students will engage in classic and contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing. In this course, students will seek out and work with community partners to complete a capstone project on a topic of their choice. The capstone is a culmination of the skills and knowledge developed over the student’s time in New Tech.
 
  • A two credit course (1 credit Composition/1 credit Themes in Literature)
  • Fulfills two English/Language Arts requirements for the General, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas


UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

This one-semester course will survey American government from its origins through modern times. U.S. Government provides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of constitutional representative democracy in the United States. Responsible and effective participation of citizens is stressed. Students will understand the nature of citizenship, politics, and governments and understand the rights and responsibilities of citizens and how these are part of local, state and national government. Students will exam how the Constitution protects rights and provides the structure and functions of various levels of government. How the United States interacts with other nations and the government’s role in world affairs will be examined. Using primary and secondary sources, students will articulate, evaluate, and defend positions on political issues. As a result, they will be able to explain the role of individuals and groups in government, politics, and civic activities needed for civic and political engagement of citizens in the United States.
 
  • Offered grade: 12
  • One credit, one semester
  • Fulfills required Government credit for senior year
 
 
ECONOMICS
Economics examines the allocation of resources and their uses for satisfying human needs and wants. The course analyzes economic reasoning and behaviors of consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, voters, institutions, governments, and societies in making decisions. Students explain that because resources are limited, people must make choices and understand the role that supply, demand, prices, and profits play in a market economy. Key elements of the course include the study of scarcity and economic reasoning; supply and demand; market structures; the role of government; national economic performance; the role of financial institutions; economic stabilization; and trade.
 
  • Grade 12
  • 1 semester, 1 credit course
  • Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with
  • Technical Honors diplomas
  • Fulfills a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma only
  • Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course