Class Catalog

AP U.S. History

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students will learn to assess historical materials – their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance – and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An Advanced Placement United States History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. At the end of the course students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam. There will be a $93.00 course fee. Prerequisite: Minimum average of 90% in Global Studies II and Department approval. Global II Regents score is strongly considered.