This full-year course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of cultures across the globe from roughly 300 CE - 1850 CE.  Students will work to enhance reading, writing, test taking, organization, and study skills.  In addition, students will develop the skills of historical research and analytical writing using primary and secondary sources.  Instructional materials will incorporate film, technology, the arts, and literature.  The course exposes students to multiple cultures from across the globe, including the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  Students will examine the histories and cultures through multiple perspectives, including, but not limited to, race, class, and gender.