This class is designed to lead students through a survey of world events beginning with the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration and other eras of world history. We will also explore the Monarchs of Europe, the Colonization of the world up through the First and Second World Wars, and the Cold War. Primary emphasis will be placed on time periods of the Renaissance and later. In addition to world history, the final portion of this class will focus exclusively on American History, from the colonial era up through the Antebellum South and Pre-Civil War. One of the main goals of the course is to gain a better understanding of our own culture and civilization by studying those in history who influenced it.