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AP European History (2024/25 - alternate years)


Grades: 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Social Studies, 1 credit

Prerequisite: B or above in History II, C or above in AP World History, or teacher recommendation

AP European History is designed to be the equivalent of a general European History course taken during the first year of university in the United States and prepares students to take the AP exam in May. The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which Europeans, and increasingly in more recent times the world, live. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of AP European History are to develop an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History, analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and express historical understanding in writing.