This course is the equivalent of a college-level introductory Modern World History course. Students explore the figures, processes, and events that determined the course of human history between 1200 CE and the present. Major themes include human-environment interactions, continuity and change in political and economic systems, developments in societies and culture, technology, and globalization. Through discussions and investigation of primary and secondary documents, students build the skills needed to develop persuasive historical interpretations. On successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit the AP World History: Modern exam.