human ecology
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  • Aligned with college and university programs, Syosset High School’s Human Ecology Department uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between humans and their natural, social and built environments. Human Ecology classes provide students with the unique opportunity to explore real-world topics such as child care and development, teacher education, nutrition, lifespan studies and psychology. Classes are also offered that allow students to study and apply skills within the realms of culinary arts, interior design, and clothing construction. Authentic and relevant classwork encourages creativity, self-expression, introspection, and fosters the development of practical life-skills.

    Several courses are available for advanced placement (AP) and college credit. Contact members of the Human Ecology Department or Guidance counselors for additional information on this exciting group of electives. Students interested in an Advanced Regents Diploma may choose to complete a five-unit sequence option in Human Ecology.

    *Research social sciences is available through the Advanced Research Program. 

  • Courses in Psychology-Social Development

  • Courses in Food Preparation

  • Courses in Design

Human Ecology Course Pathway

Department: Human Ecology

Course Number: 7251, 7252

Course Title: CHILD PSYCHOLOGY & DEV – FALL / SPRING

Details: Fall or Spring, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Required For: Students who plan to enroll in the Child Study Lab (7281 or 7282)

Department: Human Ecology

Course Number: 7291, 7292

Course Title: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - FALL / SPRING

Details: Fall or Spring, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Students must complete one of the following: Child Psychology (7251 or 7252), A.P. Psychology (7400), Developmental Psychology (7264), Psychology of Parenting (7284), or Project Advance Psychology (7424)

Department: Human Ecology

Course Number: 7284

Course Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF PARENTING – ALT

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Department: Human Ecology

Course Number: 7400

Course Title: A.P. PSYCHOLOGY

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Expense: Student expense of approximately $94.00 for AP exam.

Department: Human Ecology

Course Number: 7424

Course Title: PROJECT ADVANCE PSYCHOLOGY – ALT.

Details: (Syracuse University Course PSYCH 205) Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period on Alternate Days

Grades: 11, 12

Expense: Tuition of approx. $345.00 (approx. $115.00 per credit) is paid directly to Syracuse University.