ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY
Course # 20266
Available to Grades 10-12
AP European History is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college or university survey of modern European history and is considered College Course Equivalent. This year-long AP course examines the significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and the world, economic and commercial development, cultural and intellectual developments, states and other institutions of power, social organization and development, national and European identity, and technological and scientific innovations. This course requires a summer project.
This course prepares students to take the AP European History exam in May. A strong exam score can be used for college credit at numerous colleges and universities. This varies from school to school and students are advised to research individual colleges or universities for these specific requirements.
Note: This course will be offered on alternating years - it will be offered in 23-24 subject to enrollment, but will not be offered 24-25.