This course emphasizes the study of world history. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 describes world conditions beginning 5000 BCE and ending in 1630 CE. Specific topics included are ancient, Greek, and Roman civilizations, the Byzantine Empire, the rise of Islamic civilizations, the middle ages, Chinese and Japanese empires, as well as African and American civilizations. Also included are the Renaissance, the Reformation, scientific revolution and enlightenment, European expansion and exploration, and European monarchies.

Semester 2 describes world conditions beginning in 1750 and ending in the 21st century. Specific topics included are reform, revolution, and social change; causes and effects of World War I, peace and stability, causes and effects of World War II, post-war recovery, the Cold War, economic interdependence, and social movements.

1 Credit

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course is aligned to the National Council for History Standards (NCHS), Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

Social Studies I: World History

  • SOC 101: Pretest – World History
  • Ancient Civilizations (Prehistory–550 CE)
  • Greek and Roman Civilizations (2000 BCE–476 CE)
  • The Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe (500 CE-1547 CE)
  • Islamic Civilizations (570 CE-1629 CE)
  • The Middle Ages (500 CE–1500 CE)
  • Chinese and Japanese Empires
  • African Civilizations (730 BCE–1591 CE)
  • American Civilizations (Prehistory–1570 CE)
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • The Scientific Revolution
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • European Expansion and Exploration: Part I
  • European Expansion and Exploration: Part II
  • European Monarchies: Part I
  • European Monarchies: Part II
  • SOC 101: Test – World History

Social Studies I: World History

  • SOC102: Pretest – World History
  • American and French Revolutions (1750–1815)
  • Industrial Revolution (1750–1885)
  • European and Latin American Revolutions (1790–1850)
  • Nationalism (1800-1914)
  • Democracy and Self Rule (1750-1919)
  • Imperialism, Expansion, and Modernization (1800–1914)
  • World War I
  • Reform, Revolution, and Social Change
  • Totalitarianism (1911-1939)
  • World War II (1939-1945)
  • The Aftermath of World War II
  • The Cold War
  • Twentieth Century Nations (1946-1999)
  • Modern Regional Tensions (1945-Present)
  • Globalization and Modern Day Advances
  • World Challenges Today
  • SOC102: Test – World History