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AP Psychology

Grades: 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Social Studies, 1 credit

Prerequisite: B in History II or C in AP World History, and C- in Math 2A or C+ in Math 2B or B in Math 2C, or teacher recommendation

AP Psychology is designed to be the equivalent of the general Psychology course taken during the first year of university in the United States and prepares students to take the AP exam in May. The course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other non-human animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in conducting research.