During the eighteenth century, the term “citizen of the world” denoted an individual who was knowledgeable, open-minded, and at ease with diverse cultures. At LWA, the History Department strives to instill these same values in its students by fostering an environment that promotes global awareness, civic engagement, cultural consciousness, and critical thinking.
In order to accomplish this, students begin by taking World History in 9th Grade and U.S. History in 10th Grade. Beginning in 11th Grade, students can augment their history education through a variety of courses, such as World Geography, American and Global Civics, Modern World History, Rising Powers, AP U.S. History, and AP World History.
The History Department also offers courses in the social sciences. Students can choose to take Introduction to Sociology and Psychology. In addition to learning about the major theories and concepts of both of these disciplines, students complete research about a contemporary social problem and collaborate on a hands-on psychological research project.