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2440 Advanced Placement (AP) United States History

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Civics and Government or Honors Civics and Government or AP Government and Politics or teacher recommendation.

This Advanced Placement course in United States History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and material in United States History. Combining a chronological and a thematic approach, students will study U.S. history from early colonization to the present. This course uses in-depth reading of primary and secondary sources to analyze the opposing viewpoints of history. This course requires writing college-level essays that will assess the students’ ability to use historical skills to support an argument. Students who successfully pass the Advanced Placement Examination may be awarded college credit in History upon entrance to most universities. This course may be taken in lieu of or in addition to U.S. History.

This is a college level course and it has a required summer assignment.