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AP World History

Department: Social Sciences
Teachers: Paige Burkholder, Jesse Carbajal, James Zucker '91
Open to: Sophomores
Length: 2 Semesters

AP World History is an advanced level course for sophomores. The class will cover various themes in history dating from antiquity to current global realities of the 21st century. The course emphasizes the political, economic, social, cultural, geographical, and technological principles that have contributed to the development of human civilizations around the world. Apart from knowing the basic chronology of events, students should form a strong relationship with the underlying themes of World History as well as an ability to analyze historical documents (both primary and secondary) and communicate a sophisticated knowledge in both written and oral expression. College Credit may be available to students who score 3 or better on the AP exam in May.