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AP® World History Modern

  • Name:

    AP® World History Modern (HIST500)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    An 85% in the subject area course from the previous year. A foundation in World History is suggested.

AP® World History Modern


(Credit for this course can be applied to the 1.0 credit graduation requirement for world studies.)

AP® World History Modern is a college-level course covering the period of history from the year 1200 to the present day. The areas of concentration include diplomatic, political, social, and economic history coupled with a study of cultural and intellectual institutions and their development. Students will develop an understanding of the trends and themes of history through the lens of the biblical worldview, an ability to analyze historical evidence, and express historical understanding in writing. This course is taught at the college level, and it is designed not only to prepare students to successfully complete the AP® World History Exam, but also to develop the student’s reading comprehension, writing, research, and analytical skills needed at the college level.

Special Notes:

If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that beginning in Fall 2019 the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. Please plan accordingly. For more information or if you have more questions, please visit  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org . Once on the site, search Home-Schooled Students to find information on locating testing locations near you.

As an online school, NorthStar Academy is not a testing center. We are a certified AP course provider. Students must locate a face to face school in their local area that will allow them to sit the exam with their students.

This version of the course is not Dual Credit eligible. To receive Dual Credit, you must register for the DC version of this course, if available.


Does history repeat itself? The idea of history repeating itself is a question that is often posed and debated amongst scholars today. In AP® World History Modern we become historians by surveying history from the year 1200 until present day. Historical events play a significant role in some of the things that we are experiencing today. Throughout the course we will analyze, critique, discuss, and investigate historical events from ancient and modern World History in order to gain a better understanding of what we can learn from the past in order to impact the present and future.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.