World History 163
This introductory survey course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge of how the past is relevant to our everyday lives through the study of the historical development of world civilizations, and the significant personalities, events, achievements and failures that make up the dramatic story of human history. Through the exploration of world political systems, economics, geography and social systems, students will develop the ability to become better critical thinkers and to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse, interdependent world. Special emphasis is placed on building students’ foundational skills in reading, writing, research, and analysis that will enable them to be successful in the social studies.
- Placement is by recommendation of the Instructional Supervisor for Social Studies.