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Course Overview: The World Civilizations course surveys the development of civilization, with a focus on the modern era (1500 to Present). This course introduces student to the skills and concepts of history, geography, economics, political science, the behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Historical eras examined in this course include the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Age of Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, and the Technological Age. The course continues through the twentieth century with a study of the World Wars, Cold War, and global conflicts. Course instructional approaches place special emphasis on developing chronological, spatial, and cultural thinking and perspectives.

Unit One: Introduction and Skills
Unit Two: Emergence of the Modern World
Unit Three: An Age of Reason
Unit Four: An Age of Revolutions
Unit Five: An Age of Imperialism
Unit Six: World War I and Post World War
Unit Seven: World War II
Unit Eight: Cold War and Globalization

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