Grade 10-12. Year-long. Weighted grade. Prerequisite is prior completion of a Social Studies course.
The purpose of this full-year elective is to give students an opportunity to explore in-depth themes of modern European history from the High Renaissance to the recent past. Students who are particularly interested in a more in-depth approach, developing an understanding of the importance of analyzing historical documents, and expressing this understanding in writing would benefit from this course. If students plan to take both AP European and AP US History, it is recommended they take AP European first as a sophomore. Summer work may be offered to help students successfully prepare for the rigorous and extensive coursework that will be expected throughout the school year. Students who successfully complete this course and the AP European History examination may receive college credit and/or higher placement in college.