The purpose of this World History course is to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of interaction between the different types of human societies. Using relevant factual knowledge used in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence this course will study the political, economic, and social issues of the world using interaction as a uniting theme.  The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. 

This exploration of "history" will include many different subject matters; from geography and economics, to government and politics. The first semester will emphasize topics between roughly 5,000 BCE to 1850 CE. The second semester will emphasize topics between 1800 to the present.