Social Studies 8, 9, 10 and 11 are courses required for high school graduation. The content varies with each grade level but geographic and historical focus is common as is the teaching of the knowledge and skills necessary to master the next grade level. Current events are studied throughout the grades. Each course will stress a variety of teaching methods and include lectures, seminars, student presentations, discussions and guest speakers. Audiovisual support materials such as films, tapes and slides are also used. The department also offers the following electives: Economics 12, Law 12, Comparative Civilizations 12, Geography 12, Social Justice 12 and History 12.