Survey of World History
Survey of World History explores the 5,000-year history of human societies, with a focus on the geographic and environmental factors that have shaped civilizations and influenced human development. Upon completing World History, students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of how different civilizations were formed and their continued influence around the globe.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
examine the development of first civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, the Americas, Greece, and Rome), and identifies the primary characteristics of these societies, including political, religious, and geographical features.
analyze the rise of multicultural empires, the spread of people, ideas, and technologies into new territories, and the escalation of global trade.
examine the spread of European power into the rest of the world, the impact of exchange on new territories and people, as well as the impact on Europe.
examine industrialization, revolution, and reformation, as well as political and ideological conflicts that arose in the modern period.