AP United States History

Course Information

Instructor: Mrs. Deusenbery

40 Week Course (2 Semesters) - 1 High School Credit

The AP program in United States History is a college level course designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and materials in United States History. This 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 should 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 AP 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. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination may result in the acquisition of three to six credit hours toward a college degree.

This course fulfills the eleventh grade Regents US History course requirements, although students are still required to take the Regents examination in United States History in June. This is a college level course, so it will be challenging and should be attempted by advanced students with high averages in English and Social Studies. Students who enroll in AP classes, must pay for and take the AP exam. The school district will pay for half of the student exam fee. Students who may have difficulty affording the remaining fee may contact a school counselor to discuss available financial aid options.

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