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European History 1,2 AP (HP) (6759, 6760)

Grade Range:
 Successful completion of a grade 9th grade history–social studies course (e.g., Modern World History and Geography 1,2 or Global Political and Economic Decisions 1,2) and/or counselor and teacher recommendation
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World History, weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 a - History
Course Description:
 This course provides challenging instruction to students in grades 10–12. The course is organized to help students develop understanding of cultural, economic, political, and social developments that shaped European history, as well as an awareness of the consequences of the European contacts with other regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on European history from 1450 to the present. Development and practice of historical analysis and interpretation and an ability to express historical understanding in writing play a major part in course instruction.

The course follows the standard syllabus of Advanced Placement European History as specified by the College Board; it prepares students to satisfactorily complete the Advanced Placement Examination in European History and thus the opportunity to earn college credit.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Spielvogel, Western Civilization, 5th ed., Thompson Learning, 2003.