- SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to atomic and nuclear physics and will include a section on the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb.
- LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be the novel Transit by Anna Seghers.
Art: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will largely focus on the art of the World War II era.
Music: The music curriculum will include basic elements of music theory and will focus on the music of the World War II era.
sOCIAL Science: The social science curriculum will cover World War II.
Economics: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on the economic origins and impact of World War II.
Mathematics: The mathematics curriculum will cover algebra and trigonometry.*
The full subject area outlines will be posted on the U.S. Academic Decathlon® website <www.usad.org> on May 1 and will also be published in the U.S. Academic Decathlon® Study Guide, which will begin shipping on May 15.
* The 2016–17 mathematics curriculum and materials will be the same as were used for the 2013–14 U.S. Academic Decathlon®.