Course Code: 20160
Course Level:  AP
Credits:      5.0 
Grade Level: 11 - 12 
Prerequisite:       Junior standing/US History 2 
Advanced Placement World History is designed as an entry level college course that explores the history of the world from 8000 B.C.E. to the present through five key themes. These themes include interaction with the environment, development and interaction of cultures, state-building, expansion and conflict, interaction of economic systems, and development and transformation of social structures. In this course, students will apply historical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate events from a thematic as well as a chronological perspective, compare and contrast historical issues, analyze evidence, and construct narratives based on both primary and secondary sources. This is a challenging course for the very motivated history student, and the expectation is that students will take the AP World History exam which is administered in May.