social studies

AP World History Course Description:

Length/Credits: 2 semesters – 2 credits
Open to: Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

This course develops greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies.

It advances understanding through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.

It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge used in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence. The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage.

The course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement World History Examination offered in the spring.

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