IBDP Group 3 - Individuals & Societies

  • IBDP Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology (BMMT) A/B/C/D 19200A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    BMMT (Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology) is a rigorous and dynamic discipline that gives students an international perspective of business. Emphasis is placed on the following business functions: human resource management (HRM), finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management. Links between these topics are central to the course, as this integration promotes a complete overview of business management.

    This course covers a range of organizations from all sectors, as well as the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which those organizations operate. It also explores how individuals and groups interact within an organization, how they may be successfully managed, and how they can ethically optimize the use of resources in a world with increasing scarcity and concern for sustainability.

    The curriculum is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of business management theories, as well as their ability to apply a range of tools, techniques, and skills—such as financial analysis. In addition, the course aims to develop transferable skills such as the ability to think critically and strategically; make ethically sound and well-informed decisions; understand the pace, nature, and significance of change; undertake long-term planning, analysis, and evaluation; and create and execute professional business presentations.

    IB Business and Management Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE:  02022 - Business Management, 02225 - Business Law, and 02010A/B - Accounting are highly recommended but not required. This is an IB Diploma Program course that is featured in Group 3 (Individuals and Societies), but can also be used as a substitute for Group 6 (The Arts). 

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

     

    CREDIT: TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE:  11-12
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19200A/B-IB - IBDP BMMT.  Grade 12 takes 19200C/D-IB - IBDP BMMT

    IBDP History A/B/C/D 19220A/B/C/D

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    Junior Year (IBDP A&B) - World History
    Semester 1 topic is “Move to Global War”. The focus is on the rise of the Axis powers, Germany, Italy and Japan, from the late 1800’s to the start of WWII. The IB exam for this portion of the course is focused on document analysis and interpretation. As a result, the course is divided between learning content, document exposure and skill development.

    Semester 2 has two topics; “Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars” and “The Cold War”.
    Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars requires students to study and understand two different wars and be able to compare them with each other. The topic focuses on WWII and the Vietnam War. The Cold War is a comprehensive study of the entire Cold War (1945-91). Both of these topics are studied from the perspective of multiple countries. The IB exam for this portion of the course is in an essay format. It requires students to demonstrate in depth content knowledge and the ability to present an interpretation on a chosen topic supported by historical evidence. A total of two essays are written in 90 minutes.

    Senior Year (IBDP C&D)- History of the Americas
    There are three topics of study for the senior year; U.S. Civil War, The Great Depression and Civil Rights and Social Movements post 1945. Each of the topics is studied from the perspective of at least two countries in the Western Hemisphere. The focus is on in depth knowledge, perspective and historiography. These topics are assessed by IB in an essay format. The quality of writing and analysis is set to a higher standard than the essays from the world history topics, particularly with regards to perspective and historiography. The exam requires students to write three essays in 150 minutes.

    IB History Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    TYPE: International Baccalaureate
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19220A/B -IB History A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19220C/D - IB History C/D.

    IBDP Psychology A/B/C/D  

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and mental processes. Psychology has its roots in both the natural and social sciences, leading to a variety of research designs and applications, and providing a unique approach to understanding modern society.
    IB Psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior, thereby adopting an integrative approach. Understanding how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied enables students to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behavior. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are key considerations in IB psychology.
    IB Psychology takes a holistic approach that fosters intercultural understanding and respect. In the core of the IB psychology course, the biological level of analysis demonstrates what all humans share, whereas the cognitive and sociocultural levels of analysis reveal the immense diversity of influences that produce human behavior and mental processes. Cultural diversity is explored and students are encouraged to develop empathy for the feelings, needs and lives of others within and outside their own culture. This empathy contributes to an international understanding.

    IB Psychology Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    TYPE: International Baccalaureate
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19240A/B - IB Psychology A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19240C/D - IB Psychology C/D.

    IBDP Environmental Systems & Societies A/B/C/D  

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    The Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) course is a transdisciplinary course (Experimental Science - Group 4, and Individuals and Societies - Group 3) it is unique in that it contains various sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, all intertwined to help students understand the environment and its sustainability. The purposes of this course it to expose students to the interrelationships of the environment and societies, and the nature of their interactions, so that they can make an informed personal response to a wide range of pressing global issues. The course requires field experiences which will further extend the interrelationships between the environment and societies.

    COURSE NOTE:  This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  Students who successfully pass all IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    IB Environmental Systems & Societies Curriculum

    TYPE:  International Baccalaureate
    PREREQUISITES:  10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 19131B/C/D-IB - IBDP Environmental Systems & Societies B/C/D