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DC AP® US History

  • Name:

    DC AP® US History (HIST520dc)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    US History Survey (HIST310); An 85% in the subject area course from the previous year. A foundation in US History is suggested.

DC AP® US History


This is a college-level course covering the period of history from early exploration of North America to the present day. This course covers a chronological history of the United States using primary sources, maps, articles, and a textbook used for background information. Major trends in political, social, intellectual, economic, and diplomatic history will be covered, as well as geographical developments and expansion of the United States. A major goal of the course is to develop analytical and interpretive skills through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Emphasis is placed on training students to excel in the skills of critical reading and writing, as well as critical interpretation of arguments. Students will investigate people, places, worldviews, and events that have influenced U.S. history, and will be prepared to successfully complete the AP® US History Exam.

Special Notes:

The dual credit honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments comparable to what they would see at the university level. These elements will also prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.

The Dual Credit fee for CCU is included in the fee for this course.

Each semester of this course is eligible for dual credit and thus requires an additional separate $200 dual credit fee for semester B. You must register with CCU for the equivalent dual credit course 2 weeks before you complete each semester. The $200 CCU fee for the semester A dual credit course is included in your course registration fee. The $200 CCU fee for the semester B dual credit course must be submitted to NorthStar before your semester B grade is reported to CCU.


Barely two and a half centuries old, the United States of America has been a country of claims, contradictions and compromise, as well as drive, independence and innovation. From the beginning of its European “founding,” there has been a cycle of immigrants battling the immigrants before them, for the same hopes and dreams. The study of this “new” land is a fascinating look at the continuous change of ideas and goals, and one worth investigating.

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