At UAG, students are given a number of opportunities to take college-level Advanced Placement Courses. Below are the course offerings at UAG:
Students choosing AP English Language and Composition should be interested in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on non-literary topics.
This course is designated for motivated students with a command of standard English, an interest in exploring and analyzing challenging classical and contemporary literature, and a desire to analyze and interpret dominant literary genres and themes. Students learn and apply methods of literary analysis and write with a variety of purposes to increase precision in expression.
The AP U .S . History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
Students must fulfill the 10th grade SEP prerequisite in order to qualify for this course. The AP Computer Science course introduces student to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms) analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing.
AP Chemistry is a course geared toward highly motivated students with interests in chemical and physical sciences as well as any of the biological sciences. This rigorous course prepares students to take the AP Chemistry exam toward the end of the academic year. AP Chemistry topics include atomic theory, chemical bonding, phases of matter, solutions, types of reactions, chemical equilibrium, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics
The material includes the study and application of differentiation and integration and graphical analysis including limits, asymptotes, and continuity. An AP Calculus AB course is typically equivalent to one semester of college calculus.