AP U.S. History
APUSH is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course and can earn students college credit. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. The course is chronologically divided into periods of time and focuses on themes such as political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic characteristics of each era. Outside of the classroom, students typically spend 6-10 hours per week on course work. Expect to learn more information and at a quicker pace than a typical high-school course.