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Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History Course Description 

AP U.S. History

Textbook: 

Henretta, James A., Eric Hinderaker, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert O. Self. America’s History. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014. Kindle Edition

Secondary Sources: 

Davis, Kenneth C. Don’t Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned. New York: Harper Collins, 2003. Kindle Edition

Madaras, Larry and James M. SoRelle. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American

History, Volume I: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction. 7th ed. Reading, PA: William C. Brown Company, 1997.

Madaras, Larry and James M. SoRelle. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History, Volume II: Reconstruction to the Present. 7th ed. Reading, PA: William C. Brown Company, 1997.

Themes of AP U.S. History

  1. American and National Identity (NAT)
  2. Politics and Power (POL)
  3. Work, Exchange, and Technology (WXT)
  4. Culture and Society (CUL)
  5. Migration and Settlement (MIG)
  6. Geography and the Environment (GEO)
  7. America in the World (WOR)

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The course will cover biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.

Summary Info:

USHistory

Format: Online

Approval: UC a-g/NCAA

Duration: Full Year

Credits: 10

Prerequisite: World History (required)

 

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