Course ID: 657251
Open to grades: 11
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “A” History/Social Science credit
Prerequisites: None (see description)
Designed for university-bound students, AP U.S. History is a rigorous, in-depth examination of the course of American economic, political, and social development from colonial to contemporary times. Preparation for academic success in college reading, coursework and testing is a major focus of this course. Students will strengthen their skills in logic, analytical reading, critical thinking, and high-level expository writing. Students will engage in the process of framing an inquiry, selecting relevant sources, and organizing evidence in support of a hypothesis using primary and secondary sources of information in their analysis. AP students are expected to sign up for and take the AP exam in May. A successful performance on the Advanced Placement Exam will enable students to obtain college credit in American History at selected colleges and universities. This course follows the College Board’s AP United States History framework.
Social Science Department Recommendation: Grade of B or better in World Studies and English 10 or C or better in AP European History