This course examines world history from ancient times to the present. The economic, political, social, religious, intellectual and geographic factors that have shaped world civilizations are discussed. This course includes the study of both western and eastern civilizations. Students will develop a better understanding of the present world order and current events by studying the seminal events that have shaped world history. A few of the topics covered are the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, the rise of civilization in ancient China, the founding of Islam, the ancient Greeks, the Renaissance and the Reformation.
This course will help enable students to understand both Human and Physical Geography. Students will develop an appreciation of cultural, political, geographic, economic and religious diversity. It will help students begin to think in global terms, rather than simply local terms. Students will better understand world events and how they are influenced by geography.