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Course Descriptions

What's Here
The Advanced Placement Program offers more than 30 courses and exams. In this section, you can download a brief course overview or a full description of each course and exam. Course overviews provide an introduction to AP courses and exams and are available in print-ready formats for distribution to students, parents and educators. For more detailed information about AP courses and exams, download the full course descriptions.

AP Capstone
AP Capstone is a diploma program based on the two courses listed below. In order to offer these courses, schools must apply through the AP Program to participate and teachers must attend mandatory training. See more details.
AP Seminar
AP Research

AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art 2-D Design
AP Studio Art 3-D Design
AP Studio Art Drawing

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

History & Social Sciences
AP Comparative Government & Politics
AP European History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP United States Government & Politics
AP United States History
AP World History

Mathematics & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Statistics

AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics

World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Important Note About the Course Descriptions
The official College Board Course Descriptions are available in Adobe PDF format and can be opened by clicking the link in the table. To download the file to your computer before printing, right click and choose "Save Target As..." on a PC. On a Mac, simply hold down the button until the "Save As..." prompt appears. You will need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher installed on your computer, choose the link for the Adobe web site below for installation instructions.
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