AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION / AP US HISTORY

AP lANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION / AP US History (A/B Yearlong)                                

Course ID# 207421 / 657251

Open to grades:  11

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CP/ Honors English 10 & CP World Studies/AP European History.
Placement recommendation:  Strong critical reading and writing skills. A grade of “B” or better in prerequisite   coursework.

UC/CSU - English (“b”) & History/Social Science (“a”)

Designed for university-bound students.  Year-long, blocked course integrated with AP US History to provide a more enriched learning environment and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam.  Students in this course study the fundamentals of rhetoric which can be applied to academic writing at the college level. Students will read and analyze a variety of non-fiction selections.  Students participate in writing seminars that use student writing as the focus for analysis.  Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the skills necessary to pass the AP Language and Composition exam.  This college level course requires a high level of motivation and commitment due to extensive reading and writing requirements.