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World History

Department: Social Sciences
Open to: Sophomores
Length: 2 Semesters

Students will study the fundamental cultures and events that have been particularly significant in the development of major civilizations from the first millennium on. The first semester will emphasize European Feudalism, the development of Islamic Empires, the dynastic traditions of China, Imperial Japan, and Native American societies. In the second semester, students concentrate on a thematic study of global history, highlighting the process of developing global economic systems, imperialism, industrialization, revolutions in politics, modern warfare, and 20th century society.