This course provides students with a comprehensive examination of world history from ancient times through the Global Age. Students will begin by exploring prehistory and early civilizations, focusing on the ancient civilizations of the Americas, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Students will then study Medieval Christian Europe from the early to the late Middle Ages, followed by regional civilizations with a focus on the Muslim world, Africa, and Asia. Finally, students will explore early modern times with a focus on the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Global Age. In the second semester, students will get a comprehensive examination of world history from the Age of Absolutism through the present day. Students will explore social, political, and economic changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on the Industrial Age and independence movements around the globe, including the impact of nationalism, imperialism, and the world wars. The later part of the course covers such topics as the Cold War, new nations, and the effects of globalization.