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AP European History - Semesters 1 and 2

Semester 1 is offered only during the fall term. Semester 2 is offered only during the spring term.


The Advanced Placement course in European History is designed to provide students with the factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand and evaluate the evolution of European history from approximately 1450 to the present. The course is divided into 8 modules that focus on the intellectual and cultural, political and diplomatic, and social and economic developments in Europe. The course will examine these themes as they interconnect and show changes over time in European history. Analysis of primary sources material, including readings, maps, art, cartoons, graphs, and charts, is a vital aspect of the course. The significance of varying viewpoints and interpretations of a variety of episodes and issues will introduce students to historiography and the evaluation of historical evidence. Statistical analysis is included as appropriate. Each module will provide students the opportunity to prepare for the AP exam at the end of the course. Students will participate in class discussion that includes thought provoking questions that will prepare students for the short answer section of the exam.

Prerequisites: Strong reading and writing skills are recommended.

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