Full year course – 4 credits Open to: 9 only Focusing on Europe since 1600, this course presents a chronological survey of the following topics: the English, French, Russian, and industrial revolutions; the rise of colonialism and nationalism; World Wars I and II; the rise of the dictatorships; the cold war and contemporary Europe. Reading and other materials are selected from a variety of sources as a supplement to the textbook. Student work is designed to teach historical, social, and geographic content as well as to develop verbal and analytical skills. (1-4)