World History

In this course, students seek to understand the political, cultural, and economic world issues from 1890 to the present day. The focus is on critical periods of change for the world, including the causes of world wars 1 and 2.
This course is intended to provide students with a clear understanding of the history of world cultures and civilizations. Emphasis is placed on seeing the connections between history and contemporary questions and issues, and students are introduced to a wide range of viewpoints in an effort to understand the richness of diverse cultural traditions, across the globe. Primary sources are emphasized, not only to complement the historical narrative, but as a way to promote critical and analytical thinking. In addition, students will develop their research and writing skills.