Students in this course study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century though the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop and understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. Students develop and understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understanding international relations from a variety of perspectives. Students will engage in project-based learning to master concepts necessary for successful course completion.