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New Classes at Upper

For the 2022-23 school year, the Upper School has added Gender Studies, African American History, and Advanced Topics in Computer Science. In Gender Studies, students will examine the evolution of the ideas of gender in America and globally and explore how it has been integrated in laws, politics, and culture. African American History will cover the economic, political, and social histories of African Americans in the United States since Reconstruction. “Students have been enthusiastic about our revised history elective offerings. These two new classes build on that momentum and expand the content and skills students encounter in these seminar-style courses,” said Eric O’Connor, the chair of the Upper School history department. Going beyond the AP Computer Science curriculum, Advanced Topics in Computer Science allows students to create software solutions to real world problems. Topics include artificial intelligence and machine learning, public policy, cybersecurity, and universal access.