UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “A” History/Social Science credit
Designed for general-level and college preparatory students. In this one-term course students will examine major turning points and the cause-and-effect flow of the forces that have shaped the modern world in order to engage in the process of improving their reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, document analysis (primary and secondary), and their ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Students will build on their skills in logic, analytical reading, critical thinking, and high-level expository writing as they study the Development of Modern Political Thought, the Age of Revolutions, Global events leading to World War I, Totalitarianism and World War II, the Cold War, and the era of terrorism. Current events will be interwoven into, and with, the historical content.