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About This AP World History Study Guide
The AP World History exam is one of 38 AP exams taken worldwide, usually at the end of its corresponding AP class. Passing scores can be used to gain advanced placement or earn credits at a college or university. By going over our engaging video lessons, you can get acquainted with topics that are likely to appear on the test, such as ancient Greece, the Renaissance, colonialism, globalization and the rise and fall of various civilizations.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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AP World History Course Information
This course is designed to prepare you for the AP World History exam, covering all of the topics outlined in the official test materials provided by the College Board. Our professional instructors created this comprehensive course to help you master these objectives. Some of the topics covered in this course are listed below:
Technical and Environmental Transformations (c. 600 B.C.E.)
- Discussing the last Ice Age and tools of the Paleolithic and Mesolithic ages
- Describing the Great Flood, early River Valley civilizations and technologies of the Neolithic era
- Outlining the history of Mesopotamia and implications of Hammurabi's Code
Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies (c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E.)
- Discussing the early Christian Church, Buddhism, Confucianism and other religious views
- Describing the Qin and Han dynasties in China and ancient Sub-Saharan African and Mesoamerican civilizations
- Detailing how the Roman Republic formed, its wars and Rome's fall
Regional and Interregional Interactions (c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450)
- Defining the Dark Ages, Germanic tribes and discussing the spread of Islam
- Discussing feudalism, the history of Vikings and Byzantine Empire's decline
- Explaining the Medieval Warm Period, the Great Crusades, and early Church history
Global Interactions (c. 1450 to c. 1750)
- Describing the Hundred Years' War, Little Ice Age and decline of papal authority
- Detailing the history of gunpowder, encomienda system, Ottoman Empire and more in the Age of Exploration
- Discussing Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Ivan the Terrible, the reformers and the Council of Trent
Industrialization and Global Integration (c. 1750 to c. 1900)
- Outlining the roots of the Enlightenment, ideas of Enlightenment thinkers and the treatment of women during this period
- Explaining the unifications of Italy and Germany, events of the Industrial Revolution and history of independence for Central America
- Defining the Holy Leagues, Long War and Commercial Revolution
Accelerating Global Change and Realignments (c. 1900 to the Present)
- Detailing causes, events and impacts of World War I and World War II
- Discussing the Cold War, Vietnam War, communism and technological changes since World War II
- Explaining Reaganomics, globalization, fall of the Soviet Union and end of apartheid
AP World History Course Format
Made up of 27 chapters and a total of 235 bite-sized lessons, this engaging course will help you prepare to get a great score on the exam. You can take the lesson quizzes and chapter tests before exam day to help identify any areas you need to study further.
AP World History Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 60
- Question Type: 55 multiple-choice questions, one document-based question, three short-answer questions and one long essay
- Time Limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $94
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