Humanities Courses

Our enrichment courses include American civics, anthropology, archaeology, economics, history, 
and philosophy.

Anthropology/Archaeology Courses

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology is the holistic study of human culture, encompassing political, economic, and subsistence systems. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cultural evolution, from early hunter-gatherer societies to complex state societies. Through a combination of primary source research, early anthropological studies, and ethnographic information, high school students will learn how to analyze cultural practices objectively, without the influence of postmodern philosophies. This course is designed to encourage critical thinking and provides students with practical assignments, including participant observation analysis and a research paper.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)


This course in archaeology is designed to provide high school students with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline. Students will engage with the fascinating world of archaeological discoveries while also developing an understanding of the scientific processes behind the field. Through readings and discussions, students will learn how the discipline began and has evolved from the antiquarian treasure hunters to a complex scientific discipline. Over the course of their studies, students will delve into topics such as archaeological theory, field methods, laboratory methods, and important archaeological discoveries. Students will have have engaging assignments throughout the course, including an opportunity to conduct research.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

Economics and Philosophy Courses

Greek and Roman Philosophy

This course covers the dawn of philosophy and the early thinkers who have shaped all of Western thought. Throughout this course, students will gain extensive knowledge about the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and discover how their ideas have greatly influenced philosophy. Moreover, Hellenistic and Roman philosophies such as Stoicism, Cynicism, and Neoplatonism will be examined, providing a detailed understanding of how they also made a significant impact on Western thinking. Through engaging primary source readings, students will learn about the groundbreaking concepts and ideas these philosophers presented. Additionally, they will have an opportunity to showcase their analytical writing skills research into the Greek and Roman philosophers’ existing ideas.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

This course focuses on the ideas from Medieval and Renaissance thinkers that have influenced modern-day teachings. Delve deep into the minds of medieval thinkers like St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas and Renaissance philosophers like Machiavelli, analyzing their works and understanding their viewpoints through primary sources. Engage in stimulating discussions and critical analyses that will enhance your skills of interpretation and interpretation of thought. This course also offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the remarkable works of early female thinkers, such as the gifted musician, poet and polymath Hildegard von Bingen, and the French writer, Christine de Pizan. Explore their works, learn their ideologies and gain insights into the incredible contributions women have made to the field of philosophy.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

Enlightenment Philosophy

This course provides an opportunity to deeply explore and understand one of the most significant eras in the history of philosophy, the Enlightenment period. This 12-week program covers the most impactful and revolutionary ideas and thinkers during this significant period. You will delve deeper into the philosophical theories of great minds such as Darwin, Kant, and Hobbes, and explore the ways in which they shaped and influenced the course of philosophy as we know it today. From uncovering the roots of modern scientific inquiry to understanding the origins of constitutional government systems, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the Enlightenment and its far-reaching impact on the world.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

Modern to Postmodern Philosophy

The course is a study into the modern era, particularly of the period following the Enlightenment era. The main focus is on different ideas and concepts that have been introduced to society during this era, which have had both positive and negative impacts. The course delves into various renowned thinkers and philosophers such as Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, and Ayn Rand, among others, who played a significant role in shaping these revolutionary ideas. By analyzing the works of these scholars, we aim to uncover the underlying concepts that still have an immense influence on present-day societies. This course will provide an introductory level of understanding into these ideas and their impacts.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

History of Economics

Our introductory course on economics starts by delving into the earliest forms of trade in ancient civilizations. By carefully examining archaeological evidence and primary source documents, students will trace the evolution of economics through history and gain insight into how different cultures integrated the concept of money into their economic systems. The course then moves on to explore how state-level societies have aimed to control money, while highlighting how each of those systems met its downfall, be it through corruption or ruination. Finally, the course culminates in a discussion of the contemporary concept of a sovereign money supply, represented by Bitcoin. Overall, this comprehensive and fascinating course promises to provide a thorough understanding of the history of economics for high school students.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

History Courses

Western Civilization I

This fascinating course is designed to give students an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of the rich tapestry of Western Civilization. By taking a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses areas such as politics, economics, arts, literature, and religion, students will gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of Western societies and cultures over the course of millennia. To ensure that students are fully immersed in the subject matter, primary source documents will be used. These serve as a valuable tool, providing a unique window into the past and enabling them to gain insight into the thoughts, beliefs, and aspirations of key historical figures who have shaped the course of Western history. Throughout this course, students will be engaged in writing and research projects which challenge them to think critically and independently about the history of the West.

12 week course (9-12)

Western Civilization II

The course starts with the Renaissance, a period known for its artistic and intellectual developments, and the Age of Exploration that fueled global interactions between different cultures through trade and colonization. From there on, the course delves into the Enlightenment era that brought forth new ideas about freedom, rights, and society, along with the American and French Revolutions that marked a turning point in the political history of the world. As the course progresses, students will learn about the Industrial Age, an era marked by technological and economic advancements that transformed society and modernized the world. The course concludes with World War II. Throughout the course, students will have various opportunities to enhance their critical and analytical thinking skills as they research key historical events and figures and engage in essay writing.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

World History I

World History Part 1 is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the major civilizations, events and influential figures that have shaped our world since ancient times, up to the early modern era, approximately 1600 CE. By taking part in this course, students can expect to gain a solid foundation in comprehending the development of human societies, the exchange of ideas, and the evolution of global connections. The course uses primary sources resources to take students on an engaging journey through history. The course's regions of focus include Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and the Pacific Islands. Moreover, throughout the duration of the course, students will have the opportunity to submit research papers and analytical essays to further their understanding of the course's curriculum.

12 week course (9-12)

World History II

The World History Part 2 course builds on the fundamental principles established in Part 1, covering the period from the early modern era (approximately 1600 CE) to the present day. This curriculum delves into the significant historical events, movements, and concepts that have influenced our world, highlighting the importance of history in comprehending contemporary global challenges and opportunities. Students will explore primary and secondary sources, participate in class discussions, and engage in research projects to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of our interrelated world, with an emphasis on Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and the Pacific Islands. Students will showcase their understanding by writing an essay and conducting research for a final project.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

American Civics

American Civics is a course for students in high school, designed to equip them with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles, institutions, and practices that underpin the United States Government and its republican system. It offers a comprehensive exploration of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civic engagement, the structure of government, and citizens' rights. The course is structured to include classroom instruction, interactive activities, discussions, and the use of primary sources to ensure that students gain a robust understanding of America's foundation. Additionally, students will complete writing assignments and conduct research using the National Archives and Library of Congress collections. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a deep knowledge of America's history and founding principles of government.

12 week course (Grades 9-12)

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Courses meet once a week for one hour. Each course includes a one-hour, private writing session to be used for writing instruction or feedback on the analytical research paper.

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Humanities Courses 12-week courses



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4-6 Students