AP World Course Themes

Human-Environment Interaction

  • Population and disease
  • Migration
  • Settlement patterns
  • Technology

Culture

  • Development and interactions of
    • Religions
    • Belief systems
    • Arts and architecture
    • Science and technology

Political Systems and Structures

  • Types of governments
  • State building, expansion, and conflict
  • Empires
  • Nations and nationalism
  • Revolt and revolutions
  • Regional, transregional, and global organizations (structures)

Economic Systems

  • Types and interactions
  • Nomadic, pastoral, and settled agriculture
  • Trade
  • Labor systems
  • Industrialization
  • Capitalism and socialism

Social Systems

  • Social and economic classes
  • Gender roles, status, and relations
  • Racial and ethnic constructions
  • Family and kinship