List of AP Courses & Exams 2020 | Guide for High School Students

Are you looking for the complete list of AP courses? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled an exhaustive list of AP courses.

List of AP Courses Exams

AP stands for Advanced Placement. AP program was created by the College Board. This program has been introduced keeping the needs of high school students in mind. You may also check – Best high school electives.

 

Under AP program, college level subjects and examinations are offered to high school students. Based on a student’s performance in AP exams, American colleges and universities may provide him/her with placement and course credit.

 

At present, 38 courses and exams are available under the AP program. Here, you will find the names of all 38 AP courses. Apart from the names of courses, you will also find course content (syllabus).

 

AP exams are taken each May by students. The examination is conducted by the College Board. Students usually take the exam (in May each year) after taking one year long AP classes.

 

Generally, the exam consists of multiple-choice questions section and free-response section. AP exams scoring is done on a 1 to 5 scale.

 

Let us check out the list of AP courses and exams. Here it is –

 

List of AP courses and exams 2020

AP COURSE

COURSE CONTENT

AP Research
  1. Question and Explore
  2. Understand and Analyze
  3. Evaluate Multiple Perspectives
  4. Synthesize Ideas
  5. Team, Transform, and Transmit
AP Seminar
  1. Question and Explore
  2. Understand and Analyze
  3. Evaluate Multiple Perspectives
  4. Synthesize Ideas
  5. Team, Transform, and Transmit
Art History
  1. Global Prehistory, 30,000–500 BCE
  2. Ancient Mediterranean, 3500 BCE–300 CE
  3. Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200–1750 CE
  4. Later Europe and Americas, 1750–1980 CE
  5. Indigenous Americas, 1000 BCE–1980 CE
  6. Africa, 1100–1980 CE
  7. West and Central Asia, 500 BCE–1980 CE
  8. South, East, and Southeast Asia, 300 BCE–1980 CE
  9. The Pacific, 700-1980 CE
  10. Global Contemporary, 1980 CE to Present
Biology
  1. Chemistry of Life
  2. Cell Structure and Function
  3. Cellular Energetics
  4. Cell Communication and Cell Cycle
  5. Heredity
  6. Gene Expression and Regulation
  7. Natural Selection
  8. Ecology
Calculus AB
  1. Limits and Continuity
  2. Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties
  3. Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions
  4. Contextual Applications of Differentiation
  5. Analytical Applications of Differentiation
  6. Integration and Accumulation of Change
  7. Differential Equations
  8. Applications of Integration
Calculus BC
  1. Limits and Continuity
  2. Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties
  3. Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions
  4. Contextual Applications of Differentiation
  5. Analytical Applications of Differentiation
  6. Integration and Accumulation of Change
  7. Differential Equations
  8. Applications of Integration
  9. Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Vector-Valued Functions
  10. Infinite Sequences and Series
Chemistry
  1. Atomic Structure and Properties
  2. Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties
  3. Intermolecular Forces and Properties
  4. Chemical Reactions
  5. Kinetics
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Acids and Bases
  9. Applications of Thermodynamics
Chinese Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Computer Science A
  1. Primitive Types
  2. Using Objects
  3. Boolean Expressions and if Statements
  4. Iteration
  5. Writing Classes
  6. Array
  7. ArrayList
  8. 2D Array
  9. Inheritance
  10. Recursion
Computer Science Principles
  1. Creativity
  2. Abstraction
  3. Data and Information
  4. Algorithms
  5. Programming
  6. The Internet
  7. Global Impact
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
  1. Short Fiction I
  2. Poetry I
  3. Longer Fiction or Drama I
  4. Short Fiction II
  5. Poetry II
  6. Longer Fiction or Drama II
  7. Short Fiction III
  8. Poetry III
  9. Longer Fiction or Drama III
Environmental Science
  1. The Living World: Ecosystems
  2. The Living World: Biodiversity
  3. Populations
  4. Earth Systems and Resources
  5. Land and Water Use
  6. Energy Resources and Consumption
  7. Atmospheric Pollution
  8. Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
  9. Global Change
European History
  1. Renaissance and Exploration
  2. Age of Reformation
  3. Absolutism and Constitutionalism
  4. Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments
  5. Conflict, Crisis, and Reaction in the Late 18th Century
  6. Industrialization and Its Effects
  7. 19th-Century Perspectives and Political Developments
  8. 20th-Century Global Conflicts
  9. Cold War and Contemporary Europe
French Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
German Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Government and Politics (Comparative)
  1. Foundations of American Democracy
  2. Interactions Among Branches of Government
  3. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  4. American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
  5. Political Participation
Government and Politics (US)
  1. Foundations of American Democracy
  2. Interactions Among Branches of Government
  3. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  4. American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
  5. Political Participation
Human Geography
  1. Thinking Geographically
  2. Population and Migration Patterns and Processes
  3. Cultural Patterns and Processes
  4. Political Patterns and Processes
  5. Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  6. Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  7. Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes
Italian Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Japanese Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Latin
  1. Vergil, Aeneid, Book 1
  2. Caesar, Gallic War, Books 1 and 6
  3. Vergil, Aeneid, Book 2
  4. Unit 4 : Caesar, Gallic War, Book 4
  5. Vergil, Aeneid, Book 4
  6. Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5, Part I
  7. Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5, Part II, Book 6, and Book 7
  8. Vergil, Aeneid, Books 6, 8, and 12
Macroeconomics
  1. Basic Economic Concepts
  2. Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle
  3. National Income and Price Determination
  4. Financial Sector
  5. Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies
  6. Open Economy—International Trade and Finance
Microeconomics
  1. Basic Economic Concepts
  2. Supply and Demand
  3. Production, Cost, and the Perfect Competition Model
  4. Imperfect Competition
  5. Factor Markets
  6. Market Failure and the Role of Government
Music Theory
  1. Music Fundamentals I: Pitch, Major Scales and Key Signatures, Rhythm, Meter, and Expressive Elements
  2. Music Fundamentals II: Minor Scales and Key Signatures, Melody, Timbre, and Texture
  3. Music Fundamentals III: Triads and Seventh Chords
  4. Harmony and Voice Leading I: Chord Function, Cadence, and Phrase
  5. Harmony and Voice Leading II: Chord Progressions and Predominant Function
  6. Harmony and Voice Leading III: Embellishments, Motives, and Melodic Devices
  7. Harmony and Voice Leading IV: Secondary Function
  8. Modes and Form
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  1. Kinematics
  2. Dynamics
  3. Circular Motion and Gravitation
  4. Energy
  5. Momentum
  6. Simple Harmonic Motion
  7. Torque and Rotational Motion
  8. Electric Charge and Electric Force
  9. DC Circuits
  10. Mechanical Waves and Sound
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  1. Fluids: Pressure and Forces
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Electric Force, Field, and Potential
  4. Electric Circuits
  5. Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
  6. Geometric and Physical Optics
  7. Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  1. Electrostatics
  2. Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics
  3. Electric Circuits
  4. Magnetic Fields
  5. Electromagnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
  1. Kinematics
  2. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  3. Work, Energy, and Power
  4. Systems of Particles and Linear Momentum
  5. Rotation
  6. Oscillations
  7. Gravitation
Psychology
  1. Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  2. Biological Bases of Behavior
  3. Sensation and Perception
  4. Learning
  5. Cognitive Psychology
  6. Developmental Psychology
  7. Motivation, Emotion, and Personality
  8. Clinical Psychology
  9. Social Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
  1. Families in Different Societies
  2. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  3. Influences of Beauty and Art
  4. How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
  5. Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  6. Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Spanish Literature and Culture
  1. La época medieval
  2. El siglo XVI
  3. El siglo XVII
  4. La literatura romántica, realista y naturalista
  5. La Generación del 98 y el Modernismo
  6. Teatro y poesía del siglo XX
  7. El Boom latinoamericano
  8. Escritores contemporáneos de Estados Unidos y España
Statistics
  1. Exploring One-Variable Data
  2. Exploring Two-Variable Data
  3. Collecting Data
  4. Probability, Random Variables, and Probability Distributions
  5. Sampling Distributions
  6. Inference for Categorical Data: Proportions
  7. Inference for Quantitative Data: Means
  8. Inference for Categorical Data: Chi-Square
  9. Inference for Quantitative Data: Slopes
Studio Art Drawing
  1. Investigate Materials, Processes, and Ideas
  2. Make Art and Design
  3. Present Art and Design
Studio Art 2-D Design
  1. Investigate Materials, Processes, and Ideas
  2. Make Art and Design
  3. Present Art and Design
Studio Art 3-D Design
  1. Investigate Materials, Processes, and Ideas
  2. Make Art and Design
  3. Present Art and Design
US History
  1. Period 1: 1491–1607
  2. Period 2: 1607–1754
  3. Period 3: 1754–1800
  4. Period 4: 1800–1848
  5. Period 5: 1844–1877
  6. Period 6: 1865–1898
  7. Period 7: 1890–1945
  8. Period 8: 1945–1980
  9. Period 9: 1980–Present
World History
  1. The Global Tapestry
  2. Networks of Exchange
  3. Land-Based Empires
  4. Transoceanic Interconnections
  5. Revolutions
  6. Consequences of Industrialization
  7. Global Conflict
  8. Cold War and Decolonization
  9. Globalization
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