Learning Recommendations:  Must enjoy reading, be willing to discuss and explore your ideas in writing/orally in class, willing to work with others and learn together.

General Description: This two-semester course is designed to prepare students for the AP European History exam. This course is equivalent to an introductory college course in European History. 

Content:  It covers European history since the Renaissance, introducing students to cultural, economic, political and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping our world. Student understanding is advanced through a combination of factual knowledge and analytical skills.


  • Class discussions
  • Small group work
  • Individual research projects
  • Readings (books & articles)
  • Documentaries

Homework:  3-4 Hours per week - mostly reading outside of class

Note: This course meets the World History III Graduation Requirement

AP courses at IHS challenge students with rigorous college-level work. By succeeding in college-level work while still in high school, students in AP courses develop confidence in their own abilities and learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success.

AP courses provide the opportunity for students to earn college credits. In order to earn college credit, students must register for the AP exam for this course. AP exam fees vary each year. Scholarships are available for students who qualify. AP exam registration takes place in September and October. College credit can be earned with a passing score on the AP exam, but what the score qualification and amount of credit earned varies by college.