If there are to be AP exams, leaving out most of world history from the AP World History exam would be a huge mistake. As a China specialist, I am deeply concerned already about the lack of non-Western history taught in secondary schools in America. The potential move to limit so-called World History to the modern era would be a disastrous move in the wrong direction. I would consider students who have limited exposure to the pre-modern era in all parts of the world to be underprepared for college, and personally I would consider recommending not giving students college credit for world history even if they passed the exam with flying colors if pre-modern history is dropped.
John Rapp, Beloit College