In this course, students will explore the major issues and turning points that have shaped the modern world. The course will focus on the period from the rise of democratic ideas in the late 18th century to the present day. Students will study the social, political, geographic and economic factors the at have trans formed governments, societies and cultures throughout the world. Students will study resent history, focusing on the development and expansion of the western world, and the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the modern world. the content of the course will include: Rise of Democratic Ideas, Industrialization, Imperialism, Major Revolution, WWI & WWII, the Cold War Era and the Contemporary World.