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World History

College Prep & LEP Course Description

This course is a chronological and/or thematic survey of the continuing political, economic, and social development of human civilization from 1789 until the present. After a brief review of the Rise of Democratic Ideas, students will examine the development and contributions of both Western and non-Western civilizations. The course reflects more the “how and why” of history than the “what.” World History provides students with an opportunity to study the complex interplay of motive, cause, change, chance, and circumstance of human life. Among the topics studies are:

  • Unresolved Problems of the Modern World
  • The Rise of Democratic Ideas
  • Industrialization and its Impact
  • Imperialism with a Case Study on India
  • World War I – Its Causes and Consequences
  • The Rise of Totalitarianism
  • World War II – Its Causes and Consequences
  • Nationalism in the Third World
  • World in Transition

This course meets the district and state world history requirement and fulfills world history requirements at the universities.