AP European History (WC)
The AP European History course covers the study of European history since 1450 based on three major themes including cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a critical role in shaping the world today. Students will gain knowledge for how these themes, in relation to specific time periods, events, individuals, and ideas have given us a foundation for understanding the development of modern institutions, role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual dialogue. Topics explored in this course range from studying the great painters, writers, and philosophers of the Renaissance, the Reformation, scientific advances, the Enlightenment, colonialism, imperialism, French and Russian revolutions and ending with the World Wars of the 20th century and the collapse of communism. You can take this in place of World Civilizations or in addition to.