Course Begins: Spring World History (Recent) focuses on the political development of modern European nations from 1600 to the present. Special emphasis is placed on major world movements such as nationalism, imperialism, industrialism, and the effects of war. The student should gain an understanding of the complexity of the modern world and an appreciation for the antecedents of current issues and conflicts.
AP European History Course No.: 80410
Course Length: 1 year
Course Begins: Fall AP European History focuses on an in depth study of the history of Europe from 1500 to the present. The course begins with an introduction to Western Civilization with brief introduction of Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages. The topics emphasized will include Renaissance and Exploration, Reformation and Religious Wars, Early Modern Society, Scientific Revolution, Growth of the State and Commercial Revolution, Enlightenment and Social Change, French Revolution, Industrial Society, nationalism and Imperialism, Intellectual, Cultural, and Social Upheaval, World War I and Revolution, The Crisis of Democracy and World War II, and 1945 to Present. Emphasis will be placed on themes that run through out history. At the end of this course the student should be prepared to take the AP European History Test.