Class Description

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY
Full Year Course - 11th and 12th Graders

No Prerequisite - 5 Credits

Advanced Placement European History is a college-level course designed for 
those students who have an intense interest in the study of history.  The 
emphasis of the course is to further refine the student's analytic skills, 
examine conflicting historical interpretation, promote historical 
scholarship, develop sophisticated research skills, and extensively develop 
skill in the writing of document-based essays.  The course will trace 
international relations in the political, economic, social, cultural, 
philosophic, and intellectual development of Europe from 1450 to the 
present.  Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Examination in 
the spring as per BOE policy.


WORLD STUDIES COLLEGE PREP                                                
Full Year Course - 9th Graders

Prerequisite: 8 or more points on published criteria - 5 Credits

Recognizing students’ roles as global citizens, this course promotes 
historical thinking, problem solving, and research skills as ways of 
demonstrating knowledge of world history and its relationship to the present, 
the effects of economics on global-scale decision-making, and human behavior 
in relation to the physical and cultural environment. Instruction and 
assessment link with both literacy and technology; in fact, an 
interdisciplinary unit focused on genocide as it has occurred over time and 
place is featured. Throughout the year, students are expected to make 
connections between historical events and their representations in art, 
philosophy, music, science, and literature.

WORLD STUDIES HONORS      
Full Year Course - 9th Graders

Prerequisite: 22 or more points on published criteria - 5 Credits

Recognizing students’ roles as global citizens, this course promotes 
historical thinking, problem solving, and research skills as ways of 
demonstrating knowledge of world history and its relationship to the present, 
the effects of economics on global-scale decision-making, and human behavior 
in relation to the physical and cultural environment. Instruction and 
assessment link with both literacy and technology; in fact, an 
interdisciplinary unit focused on genocide as it has occurred over time and 
place is featured. At this level students are expected to make quick 
connections between historical events as they are represented in art, 
philosophy, music, science and literature. Throughout the year, students at 
this level are expected to engage in more independent and in-depth analysis 
of historical events and their representations in art, philosophy, music, 
science, and literature.