Here is the outline of AP World History Course

The content of AP World History course is well structured and it revolves around the investigation of 5 courses themes and includes 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately around 8000 B. C. E. To the present.

Following themes, periods, and concepts are being covered in the course:

Course Themes:

  • Humans and Environment interaction
  • Development and Interaction of Cultures
  • State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict
  • Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
  • Development and Transformation of Social Structures

Historical Periods and Key Concepts:

Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations, to 600 BCE

  • Key Concept 1.1. Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth
  • Key Concept 1.2. The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies
  • Key Concept 1.3. The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies

Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, 600 BCE to 600 CE

  • Key Concept 2.1. The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions
  • Key Concept 2.2. The Development of States and Empires
  • Key Concept 2.3. Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange

Period 3: Regional and Transregional Interactions, 600 CE to 1450

  • Key Concept 3.1. Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks
  • Key Concept 3.2. Continuity and Innovation of State Forms and their Interactions
  • Key Concept 3.3. Increased Economic Productive Capacity and its Consequences

Period 4: Global Interactions, 1450 to 1750

  • Key Concept 4.1. Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange
  • Key Concept 4.2. New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production
  • Key Concept 4.3. State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion

Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration, 1750 to 1900

  • Key Concept 5.1. Industrialization and Global Capitalism
  • Key Concept 5.2. Imperialism and Nation-State Formation
  • Key Concept 5.3. Nationalism, Revolution, and Reform
  • Key Concept 5.4. Global Migration

Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments, 1900 to the Present

  • Key Concept 6.1 Science and the Environment
  • Key Concept 6.2 Global Conflicts and Their Consequences
  • Key Concept 6.3 New Conceptualizations of Global Economy, Society, and Culture