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AP World History: Modern




College Equivalency

Course Overview

Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from c. 1200 CE to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Evaluating primary and secondary sources
  • Analyzing the claims, evidence, and reasoning you find in sources
  • Putting historical developments in context and making connections between them
  • Coming up with a claim or thesis and explaining and supporting it in writing
Mathematics Overview

Equivalency and Prerequisites

Exam Overview

The AP World History: Modern Exam will test your understanding of the historical concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to analyze primary and secondary sources and identify patterns and connections that can support a historical interpretation.


3 hours 15 minutes


Paper (in school) or Digital (in school and at home)


Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 55 questions Section 2 | Short Answer | 3 questions

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