Through a study and comparison of numerous past and present civilizations, students will be given opportunities to appreciate the cultural history of the Western and Eastern Worlds. Areas of focus will include ancient Egypt, India, Feudal Japan, China, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Europe during the Middle Ages, and other unique societies. Study will include the growth and development of art, architecture, government, economics, military tactics, gender roles, religious beliefs and various philosophies.
A hopeful result of this course is that students will broaden their global perspectives and appreciation of the history and development of many fascinating people and their cultures.
Students planning to go on to post-secondary would benefit from the research skills and essay writing workshops in this course.