• The purpose of this required course is to provide students with a comprehensive, intensive study of major events and themes in world history. Students begin with a study of the earliest civilizations worldwide and continue to examine major developments and themes in all regions of the world. The course culminates in a study of change and continuity and globalization at the beginning of the 21st century.  We will do that by studying the world.  The best way to study our Earth is by studying its history.  We are the way we are because of our past.  Those who do not understand the past are doomed to repeat it.