The Honors World History course is designed to be a general survey in a variety of cultures all over the world. It is a two-semester course taught on a ninety-five minute block schedule. The class meets every other day. The scope of the survey focuses on topics like the Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, the French Revolution, the Industrial revolution, both World Wars, and the struggle for Democracy. To succeed, students must possess sound reading and writing skills. Student must also be prepared to devote substantial time to out of class study. Higher level thinking such as analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating are stressed in this course. Along with factual content, answering essay questions, interpreting primary and secondary sources, and understanding historiography are primary emphases of this course.