This is a yearlong, college level course, designed to challenge the more advanced students. This course will cover the major historical themes of European history in terms of social, political, economic and religious trends from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will be exposed to numerous primary sources from scholars throughout European history and will be practiced at interpreting them. Emphasis will likewise be placed on demonstrating mastery of essay writing techniques, college level note taking and other skills utilized on the college level.


Students enrolled in this course can choose to also enroll in the College in High School program through Duquesne University (approximate cost $300; 3 college credits awarded upon completion of the course with a “C” average or better) and must take the AP European History exam in May (approximate cost $100.00). Students may also choose to elect both options.