This AP course explores world history from 8000 BCE to 1450 CE, starting with early societies and finishing with the Americas on the eve of globalization, with an emphasis on technological and environmental transformations. Students will also develop skills for writing essays and answering questions in preparation for the AP exam. This course is the first in a two-part series on world history. The second part, APHIST-064, covers events from 1450 CE to present.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: From Hunter-Foragers to Settled Societies
Unit 2: The First Civilizations
Unit 3: Classical Civilizations in Greece and Persia
Unit 4: The Roman World
Unit 5: Classical Civilizations in Asia and America
Unit 6: Byzantine Empire and Kievan Rus
Unit 7: Islamic World and Africa
Unit 8: Postclassical Asia
Unit 9: Europe, Mongols, and Interregional Empires
Unit 10: The Americas on the Eve of Globalization