2023 - 2024 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SOC2017A/SOC2017B IB Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay A

0.5 credit per semester

Theory of Knowledge introduces students to the sources, varieties, and systems of knowledge. Major topics include the roles of language and thought in knowledge, the requirements of logical reasoning for knowledge, and the systems of knowledge applied by mathematicians and natural and human scientists. In the second semester students investigate the system of knowledge applied by historians, and then turn to value judgments and knowledge, focusing on moral, political, and aesthetic judgments. The final topic investigates the differences among belief, opinion, faith, knowledge, and truth.

IB Diploma Core
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

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