Would you like to explore the cultural, economic, political and social forces that have shaped Europe since 1450? You will learn to research the past exploring historical evidence, such as paintings, photographs, letters, documents and cartoons. You will study the ideas and people who have shaped European society. Students will weigh historical evidence and write analytical and interpretive essays exploring the themes of European history. Topics covered include the Renaissance, Reformation, Absolutism and the rise of Constitutionalism, the Scientific Revolution and the English, French and Russian Revolutions. We will also explore the influence of nationalism, socialism, Marxism, communism, imperialism and fascism in 19th and 20th century history. We will study the causes and consequences of WWI, the interwar period, WWII and the Cold War. Students will be expected to share their ideas in class discussion and develop critical thinking skills. If you love history, art, philosophy, reading and discussion then this is the course for you! This course is useful for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and careers in international and/or domestic law, business, education or government.
To be considered for any AP courses, you must complete an application form and submit it to
Ms. Campbell in 333 by February 19th. Application forms can be found here.