AP European History: Coursework Description

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European history is a fascinating study of the past and the present. You will learn about many events that have shaped the way many governments are run today. Read more about AP (advance placement) European History coursework in the following article.
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What is AP European History Coursework?

AP (advance placement) European History is a study of European history from the year 1450 to the present. Students will learn about economic, cultural, social and political developments that have forged the world they know today.

Reasons to Complete an AP European History Coursework:

For those who want to go to college, having AP courses like this one on their transcript will demonstrate the ability to complete college level coursework. It is also a chance to gain advance standing or a college credit in the subject area before entering university or college.

Career Related Information

Salary Information:

Even though completing an AP European History course will not determine how much a person earns in their job, those who have an associate's degree or higher can expect to earn at least two hundred dollars more per week than those who only have a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, www.dol.gov.

Economic Outlook and Growth for those who complete a AP European History Course:

Students who challenge themselves by taking AP courses in high school or when they are obtaining their GED will be better prepared for advanced coursework when they enter college.

Degree Specifics

Required Courses:

Students will study the period between the Renaissance and present day Europe. While this is a large period of time, students will study specific events and their significance. Topics to be studied include:

  • Renaissance
  • Victorian Age
  • World War I
  • World War II

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from completing an AP European History course will enlighten and enrich a student's life and help them to see how other generations lived and survived. Students will also benefit from enhanced:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Memorization skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Writing skills
  • Assessment skills

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    1. Grand Canyon University

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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
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    2. Johns Hopkins University

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    Master's
      • Master of Liberal Arts
      • Master of Arts in Museum Studies
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    3. Kaplan University

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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
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    4. Concordia University Portland

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    Master's
      • Master of Science - Social Studies
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    5. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
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    6. Baker College Online

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    Bachelor's
      • General Studies - Bachelor
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    7. Keiser University

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    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Political Science
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    Suffolk University

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    Salem State University

  • Williamsport, PA

    Lycoming College

Featured Schools

Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies

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Kaplan University

  • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies

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Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Science - Social Studies

What is your highest level of education?

Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Baker College Online

  • General Studies - Bachelor

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Keiser University

  • B.A. - Political Science

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Suffolk University