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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.

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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. For help downloading and printing PDF files, choose the link "PDF Troubleshooting" below in "See also."

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