Social Studies Department
Welcome to the social studies department! As you will read below, we ARE much more than just history. History is only one part of what we teach to our students. We like to think we help students understand the world around them, and they often learn much about themselves in the process.
The social studies department offers courses that cover a wide range of topics. World history and United States history are the two required subjects all students must take before graduation. These classes are offered at all levels, from 1-track to Advanced Placement. As many colleges now require three years of social studies for admission, there are many electives offered to give students an opportunity to take a third social studies class in an area that interests them. The electives range from psychology to economics, from Asian studies to American foreign policy.
In keeping with Loyola Academy’s goal to prepare students for college and beyond, the social studies department works to provide an experience in which students will not only learn about the world around them, but will also learn about themselves. A number of the classes take the students on field trips where they can see or learn about something first hand. All classrooms are equipped with Internet access and projectors, which helps the department provide students with instant information. Keeping students current with what is going on in the world is another goal of the department.