AP History & Social Science Courses Offered at Battlefield High School for 2017-18


AP Macroeconomics

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An AP course in Macroeconomics is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops your familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Adkins



AP Microeconomics

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The purpose of an AP course in Microeconomics is to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Adkins



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AP Psychology

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The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. AP Psychology is intended to be equivalent to an introductory college course in psychology.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Quear
  • Rohrbach



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AP United States Government and Politics

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AP United States Government and Politics will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics. While there is no single approach that an AP United States Government and Politics course must follow, students should become acquainted with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations for various behaviors and outcomes.
AP United States Government and Politics is intended for qualified students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to a one-semester college introductory course in United States government and politics.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Schelzo



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AP United States History

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The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Fronckel
  • Maiuri



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AP World History

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The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of five course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The themes and key concepts are intended to provide foundational knowledge for future college-level course work in history. The course’s organization around a limited number of key concepts instead of a perceived list of facts, events, and dates makes teaching each historical period more manageable. The three to four key concepts per period define what is most essential to know about each period based upon the most current historical research in world history. This approach enables students to spend less time on factual recall, more time on learning essential concepts, and helps them develop historical thinking skills necessary to explore the broad trends and global processes involved in their study of AP World History.

BHS Teachers for 2017-18: BHS Course Supplementary Materials:
  • Coughlin
  • Orrell



Last Updated: 2/15/18