HONORS AND GENERAL
World History is a sophomore class that is required for graduation. It is a survey class that covers the entire period of history from the start of civilization to the present. It focuses on the Classical Civilizations of Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. It also delves into the study of the world's major religions. From there the course moves into the Renaissance, Reformation, and the discovery of "new" lands.
The second half of the course discusses the new monarchies of Spain, France, England, Russia, and Germany. It also explores the Age of Revolutions (English, American, French) and revolutionary thought (Scientific, Enlightenment, and Industrial). Imperialism, Nationalism, the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution are explored in considerable depth. The course concludes with The World War II Era and the Post-War World.
The course offers skill building in geography, causality, critical thinking, historical writing and perspective, organization, time management, and group cooperation. It also teaches how Western European and History are heavily dependent on influences from around the world (Africa, Asia and Latin America).
Thursday, June 20, 2013