This course examines world civilization until 1648. Topics include ancient societies, how they developed, and the lasting contributions they leave for us today. Further examination includes the Greeks and Romans, along with formative societies in China, India, and Africa, along with the rise of Islam and the Christian Crusades. The course concludes with an understanding of Europe, of the Renaissance, and of the events and wars that changed that continent.
This course is intended to introduce students to the History of the United States, from the earliest civilizations of more than 10,000 years ago, but primarily beginning with the European settlements in the late 1400’s, through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.