Elective courses reflect student interests, aimed to introduce or improve skills, or be directly related to a future career. New Generation International Schools offers High School students a variety of elective credit courses such as Business, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, World History, Environmental Science, Physical Education, Art, and Music.
Through studying business, students will learn how organizations are affected by globalization, as well as how to apply basic concepts of HRM, marketing, advertising to their studies and future careers. In addition to that, they will develop interpersonal skills in the form of teamwork and working together to reach a common goal.
This course teaches students to apply basic economic theories in their critical thinking and problem solving methods. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as pertaining to their field of work. Cost-benefit analysis will also add to their life skills and decision-making process.
Sociology is a scientific discipline, and its study offers an understanding of social dynamics in many different settings. The main goal is to understand social situations and look for repeating patterns in society on a larger scale. The focus is the study of the group, not the individual. Students will study the societal forces that mold individuals, shape their behavior, and thus determine social events.
The Psychology course ‘Principles in Practice’, will help students learn about themselves and the people around them. It will help students understand different types of behavior in the various situations and the reasons behind these behaviors. Students will be able to work on their weaknesses and make the best out of their strengths. This course requires a great deal of effort in terms of critical thinking, creative work and class participation.
This course is an interdisciplinary approach to studying world history. Students not only look at events, but study them through several lenses and perspectives, such as science and the humanities. The idea is to look at the bigger picture and to try to find patterns in world historical events, phases, and eras. Students will not focus on particular dates, names, and events, but rather, causes and effects, positives and negatives, and actions and reactions.
The goal of the Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.