the social studies department presents students with an integrated course of studies to promote global awareness and appreciation of both history and culture. the social studies curriculum combines the content, skills, perspectives, technologies, and tools of inquiry essential for young women to make informed decisions for the public good. the primary purpose of the department is to develop citizens who will assume roles of responsibility in a culturally diverse, democratic society within an interdependent world.

three credits in social studies are required for graduation from regina dominican including one credit in honors world history or world history, one credit in a.p. u.s. history or u.s. history, one-half credit in a.p. u.s. government and politics or government and politics, and one-half credit in an elective.

course offerings in social studies

freshman year

world history level i or ii
honors world history level iii

sophomore year

u.s. history level i or ii
ap u.s. history level iii

senior year

u.s. government and politics* level ii
ap u.s. government and politics* level iii

junior and senior year electives

contemporary issues* level ii
consumer economics* level ii
sociology* level ii
ap psychology level ii
american legal studies* level ii

* one semester course credit.
for course descriptions and prerequisites, please see the curriculum guide in the main menu.

social studies faculty

social studies news

the wilmette beacon: regina students advance to finals of national history contest

first ever “find your civic voice day” held at regina

six sophomore a.p. students will compete at state competition

regina students participate in chicago history fair

social studies teacher’s motto: “real women speak up!”

22 percent of class of 2018 named illinois state scholars

senior student to receive dar good citizen award

senior class visits circuit court of cook county and depaul university’s law school

leanne pike brings in field-expert from regina’s own backyard