World History AP (Honors)
Course Number(s): H453101, H453102
Length: 2 Semester (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: Grade level reading ability
This course is structured around the investigation of five course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods of world history, from approximately 8000 BCE to the present. Students will learn in a variety of ways including cooperative groups, essays/papers, primary source analysis, lecture discussion, and historical inquiry. AP World History develops students’ capacity and ability to think and reason in a deeper, more systematic way, better preparing them for future college courses. Five themes of historical inquiry are used throughout the course. These themes are: (1) Interaction between Humans and the Environment, (2) Development and Interaction of Cultures, (3) State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict, (4) Creation, Expansion, and Conflict, (5) Development and Transformation of Social Structures. Note: This course is strongly recommended for all future Advanced Placement coursework in Social Studies.