Be able to identify major societies of the post-1500 C.E. era and make historical comparisons between them, in regard to political systems, trade and economics, social structures, religious beliefs, and gender roles.
Historical and Geographical Knowledge
Demonstrate a basic geographical knowledge of the world, and more importantly, develop the ability to discuss how geographical and environmental realities, as well as cross-regional interactions, have impacted historical development.
Be able to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions.
Cultural Works and Values
Gain an appreciation of influential cultural works produced in a variety of modern societies and through them come to a clearer understanding of the fundamental values held by past peoples-including, how they understood the natural world, what it meant to be human, and their relationship with the divine.
Be able to read, analyze, and discuss both primary and secondary source documents dealing with world history (post-1500 C.E.).
Improve the clarity and grace of analytical writing.