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AP Seminar (H)

Course ID
11, 12
1, 2

AP Seminar is a foundational course that 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 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. 


A grade of A- or higher in 125 American Literature. A grade of C+ or higher in 130 American Literature (H).

*Please note that this junior/senior elective is two trimesters long and does not fulfill an Enlgish requirement. Students in this AP Seminar elective will take British Literature or World Literature as juniors or seniors. Taking this Seminar elective does not meet the AP Research or AP Literature prerequisites. Students must be in the Capstone pathway to take Research or AP Lit. However, this course does prepare students to complete the requirements to earn potential college credit by scoring a 3 or higher on the AP Seminar exam.