AP SEMINAR - 7000
Grade Level: 10-11 No. of Semesters: 2
AP Test Est Fee: $142 Credit: 1-Elective
Prerequisites: Previous honors courses recommended
This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board AP Seminar examination. This college-level curriculum engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.