(Prerequisites: AP World, honors criteria) The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is designed to develop the critical thinking and analytical writing skills necessary to deal with the factual and interpretive problems inherent in the study of American History. Students explore major interpretive questions in both a chronological framework and a study of specific historical themes. The goal of the program is to prepare students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them that are the equivalent to those of full year introductory college courses. This course may also be taken by seniors as an elective. Students must also pass the Regents examination in United States History and Government, given in June, which is a graduation requirement.