Loretta Sovel, BA
Colleen Panganis, BS
Social Studies Department
The Social Studies core courses offered at Gabriel Richard fulfill the Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements. During their three years of core study, students gain historical, political and economic knowledge while enhancing critical thinking skills and developing a global perspective on past and present issues.
Most students choose to broaden their Social Studies knowledge through the department's varied elective courses. By graduation, students have a solid foundation in the social sciences and are well-prepared for success in further study at the college level.
Students who intend to enroll in Advanced Placement Social Studies courses should begin their Social Studies classes during their freshman year.
Course offered include:
World History and Geography
Honors World History and Geography
AP US History
American Government (Semester)
AP American Government
Current Issues in Social Studies (Semester)
AP European History
AP Human Geography
History in Film (Semester)
The Holocaust (Semester)
U.S. - The War Years (Semester)
For a complete description of these courses, please refer to the Course Curriculum Guide.