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Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Isonnevantie 8
00320 Helsinki
Kanslia puh. (09) 4774 180
syk@syk.fi
Kartta
Kuvat: 

Individuals and Society

Alaotsikko: 
Economics
Teksti: 
  • Economics is a dynamic social science that deals with the contemporary world. The study of economics essentially deals with the allocation of the world’s limited resources while satisfying human unlimited needs and wants. As a social science, economics uses scientific methodologies that include quantitative and qualitative elements.
  • The IB Diploma Programme economics course emphasises the economic theories of:
  1. microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms and markets,
  2. macroeconomics, focusing on countries, governments and societies,
  3. international trade, and
  4. development economics.
  • Prominent among these issues are fluctuations in economic activity as well as environmental sustainability. These economic theories are applied to real-world issues and cases throughout the course.
  • IB economics students at SYK are encouraged to develop a better understanding of the world, with a focus on local, national and international perspectives, as well as global issues. We also aim at raising students’ awareness of their own responsibilities at the local, national and international levels. Throughout the course, we seek to develop values and attitudes that will enable students to achieve a degree of personal commitment in trying to resolve these issues as citizens of an increasingly interdependent world.
  • The course is taught both at SL and HL levels.
Kuvat: 
Alaotsikko: 
Global Politics
Teksti: 
  • Global Politics explores fundamental political concepts such as power, liberty and equality, in a range of contexts and at a variety of levels. It allows students to develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity, as well as allowing them the opportunity to explore political issues affecting their own lives. The global politics course helps students to understand abstract political concepts by grounding them in real world examples and case studies. The course also invites comparison between such examples and case studies to ensure a transnational perspective.
  • All standard level and higher level students complete a common core entitled "People, Power and Politics". There are four core units:
  1. Power, sovereignty and international relations
  2. Human rights
  3. Development
  4. Peace and conflict
  • Higher level students also examine two contemporary global political challenges, through a case studies approach.
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Alaotsikko: 
History
Teksti: 
  • The IB history program helps students to gain a better understanding of the present through critical reflection upon the past. It also promotes an understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and diversity of its sources, methods and interpretations. Creativity in all fields of human endeavor involves the study of the past.
  • All standard level and higher level students complete a common core of at least two of the following 20th century world history topics:
  1. Causes, practices and effects of wars
  2. Democratic states—challenges and responses
  3. Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states
  4. Nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia and post-1945 Central and Eastern European states
  5. The Cold War
  • To deepen this core program all students will study a further prescribed topic set by the IB and assessed through a document-based exam. Currently the prescribed topic choices at SYK are “the Arab–Israeli conflict 1945–79” or “Communism in crisis 1976–89.”
  • Higher level students will, in addition to the above, study aspects of the history of Europe and the Middle East in the twentieth century.
  • A popular addition to the history program at SYK is an annual IB2 trip to a European city of particular relevance to our syllabus, such as Berlin.
Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Isonnevantie 8
00320 Helsinki
Kanslia puh. 09 4774 180
syk@syk.fi
Kartta