AP World History: Modern (Honors)
Course Number(s): H453101, H453102
Length: 2 Semester (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: Grade level reading ability
This course is structured around the investigation of six course themes woven throughout nine chronological periods of world history, from approximately 1200 CE to the present day. Students will learn in a variety of ways including cooperative groups, essay skill-building, primary source analysis, lecture discussion, and various types of historical reasoning. AP World History: Modern develops students’ capacity and ability to think in a deeper, more systematic way, better preparing them for future college courses. The six themes of historical inquiry used throughout the course are: (1) Humans and the Environment, (2) Cultural Developments and Interactions, (3) Governance, (4) Economic Systems, (5) Social Interactions and Organization, and (6) Technology and Innovation.
Note: This course is strongly recommended for all future advanced-level coursework in Social Studies.