ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY
Course # 20266
Available to Grades 11-12
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.
Student are encouraged 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: 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.
Prerequisites: Approval of the Social Studies Department Chair. In addition to successful completion of World Studies, students need the ability to read a college-level textbook and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.