This course offers an overview of the entire history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which democratic-republican governments evolved as well as the ideas from historical documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economics. Student use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret and use multiple sources of evidence.