World Civilization is the study of people, places and events throughout the history of the world. This class will take you on a historical ride from the period of the Renaissance to the present time. In order to understand why the modern world is shaped the way it is today we will look back in time to analyze events, places, and people and relate them to events that are occurring today. The main goal for this course is to gain a better understanding of our own civilization by studying those who influenced it. By analyzing the past you as students will be able to understand why the present is shaped the way it is and be able to develop the future of our civilization.