The goal of the History Department is to develop in each student the historical knowledge, skills, and curiosity that are essential to being a thoughtful and responsible citizen of the world. Throughout the History Department's curriculum and course offerings, faculty and students interrogate the political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual developments of mankind from the earliest moments through the present. The department also incorporates subjects that are classified as social sciences, ranging from the field of psychology to economics and financial investing.
History classes at Prep cultivate critical thinking, passion, and an ability to approach information and questions from an historical perspective. Whether reading the Bhagavad Gita, role playing the Mexican Revolution, assessing Abraham Lincoln’s role in ending slavery, representing China in an international negotiation, debating the issues in an upcoming election, or contemplating the qualities of a good life, students and teachers delve deeply into the controversies and unresolved questions that make history a vibrant and dynamic discipline.
- History 7th Grade (Geography)
- History 8th Grade (US History and Civics)
- World History 1
- World History 2
- Advanced Topics in World History (H)
- United States History (US History)
- AP United States History
- AP Art History
- Economics (H)
- Great Books Seminar (H)
- International Relations (H)
- Border Politics: Borders, Fences and Walls (H)
- AP US Government