AP® United States History is a college-level course that parallels a college seminar and gives students the opportunity to earn college credit on the Advanced Placement examination. In this class, we will explore the foundations and development of the United States through a chronological look at the major themes, peoples, events, ideas and movements in American history. Much of the supplementary reading will consist of primary sources, and the ability to understand and analyze them is an integral component of the AP® course. Students will be exposed to several writing assignments. These writing activities will help each student develop their analytical writing at an advanced level. Contemporary World History I and II are prerequisites for the course. Alternatively, permission to enroll may be sought from the department chair. (Full year, 1 credit)