AP Seminar - STEM
Completion of a summer assignment is required for this course. This full year elective course is the foundational class needed for the two-year AP Capstone diploma. This course will engage students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of real-world issues and academic topics. Students will learn to analyze and incorporate diverse perspectives to craft credible evidence-based arguments. Using the College Board’s QUEST inquiry framework, students will read and evaluate articles, research foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listen and view speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students will learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team.  These benchmark assignments will be submitted to the College Board and contribute to the final AP score. In addition, students will continue to research their topic of interest they selected during Introduction to Research Methods and work to attain a mentor who will help them conduct their own research project in order to report their findings as part of next year’s AP Research course.