European History AP

  • Grades: 10, 11, 12

    European History, Advanced Placement or College Credit, is a title covering any of these courses: (1) a course which follows College Board Entrance Examination guidelines for advanced placement European History, (2) any social studies course offered for credit by an accredited postsecondary institution through an adjunct agreement with a secondary school, or (3) any other post secondary social studies course offered for dual credit under the provisions of 511 IAC 22-10.1-22.2-1-2.6.

    European History at Noblesville High School is taught as an advanced placement course as shown in bold in the description above. Advanced Placement European History is a challenging course that is the equivalent in both expectations and grading standards of a college Western Civilization survey course. European history from the Renaissance to the end of the Twentieth century is the focus of the class. The study stresses the cultural, economic, political, and social forces that shaped the modern world. Students will be expected to do a considerable amount of reading in both the major text and supplementary sources. Emphasis is placed on the use of primary sources, discussion, and critical reading. The course is also designed to develop analytical writing skills. College credit can be earned with the successful completion of the Advanced Placement exam in the spring. (See your counselor to find out how much credit is awarded by individual Indiana colleges based on score earned.) This class is offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

    The State of Indiana requires students to sit for AP exams in order to qualify for the Academic Honors Diplomas as well as the new Graduation Pathway requirements.  Therefore, any student at Noblesville High School enrolled in a College Board Advanced Placement course will be required to sit for the corresponding exam.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not take the exam.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board and are currently $98 with a $7 administration fee at Noblesville High School.

    Prerequisite: Previous Social Studies course
    • A Core 40 and AHD course
    • A one year course (2 credits earned)
    • Summer work required