The Social Sciences Department at John Bapst features an impressive variety of academic courses and learning opportunities. The world is under the microscope as students learn the story of humankind through survey courses like World History and American History and through electives tailored to faculty specialities and key fields like anthropology, government, and economics.
Study within the department is sequential. By junior year students are choosing from a menu of electives according to their interests and goals. Our perspective on the past is increasingly global and multi-disciplinary. Students hone their critical thinking, presentation, and writing skills as they encounter economics, human geography, politics, and cultural study.
For teachers in the department, learning goes far beyond something they majored in in college. The Social Sciences Department includes teachers whose own perspectives grow out of the diversity of their experiences all over this country and around the world. And for students who want to push ahead into Advanced Placement study, AP courses are offered in several of these areas.
|Jacob Maddaus||Economics, American History, Contemporary Politics, AP U.S. Government and Politics|
|David Armistead||AP Psychology|
|Eric Duncan||AP European History, World History, American History|
|Amy Grover||World Cultures, World Issues, Anthropology, World History|
|Ben Hale ’99||AP Human Geography, AP Comparative Government, World History, International Relations, Model U.N.|
|Jason O’Reilly – Chair||AP US History, American History|