AP World History

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Juniors and Seniors (Elective) 1.0 Credit

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This yearlong course explores the expansive history of the human world. The course is organized into five themes and these will serve as a frame of reference in the chronological study of our world’s history. The five themes are: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state-building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures. AP World History requires a student’s willingness to devote considerable time to homework and independent study. Students taking an AP Course are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Prerequisite: Students must have an A- in the previous Social Studies course and the approval of the Social Studies Department. *Students are required to take the AP examination for the course.

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