This AP course will cover European history from the Renaissance (c. 1450) to the present and includes the AP European History exam in May. The course covers all major aspects of European history during that period including: political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, economic and social. In addition, students will read, understand, analyze and interpret a wide variety of both primary and secondary texts together with the maps, graphs and pictorial materials associated with them. The course aims to help students to put the knowledge and understanding they are gaining into practice through sharpening their oral and written communication skills. As an AP course it requires a good history background and a high level of maturity and commitment to master the material.