COURSE DESCRIPTION This course surveys the origin and evolution of political, religious, military, and scientific ideas that have shaped our culture as well as others. The curriculum includes a study of trends and focuses on Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. Course study includes attention to various historical themes to better comprehend the changing forces throughout time.
COURSE OBJECTIVES After successfully completing this course, each student should be able to demonstrate understanding of the following objectives: Objective 1: The influence of physical and cultural geography on the development of civilizations and nation-states. Objective 2: The impact of significant people, ideas, and events on the development of values, traditions, and social, economic, and political institutions of civilizations and nation-states. Objective 3: Current and historic events in relation to the experiences, contributions, and perspectives of diverse cultural and ethnic groups, including African-Americans and the Holocaust. Objective 4: The processes used to create and interpret history. Objective 5: The interactions among science, technology, and society within global historical contexts. Objective 6: Apply research, study, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills and demonstrate the use of new and emerging technology in problem solving.