AP Seminar

Course Number: 960/961

Open To:
Grades 10-11

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Elective area “G” requirement - Pending

Course Description:
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.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • There is no textbook for this course. Reading assignments will be provided to the students by instructor.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None