Ryder, William / Global History & Geography Course I Syllabus

Sep 7, 2021

Course Overview

Welcome to the Global History & Geography Course I, taught by William Ryder. In this comprehensive course, we will delve into the rich depths of global history and explore various geographical aspects that have shaped our world. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and exciting assignments, you will gain a deep understanding of different civilizations, regions, and influential events throughout history.

Course Content

Our course content covers a wide range of historical periods and global regions. We will start with an exploration of ancient civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. From there, we will progress to the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the rise of modern nation-states.

A significant focus of this course is understanding the dynamics of international relationships and the impacts of globalization. We will analyze the age of exploration, colonization, and the major revolutions that have shaped the modern world. Additionally, we will examine the causes and consequences of key geopolitical events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War.

Furthermore, our curriculum will encompass thematic strands such as government systems, economic systems, cultural diffusion, technological advancements, and environmental interactions. By exploring these themes, you will develop a holistic understanding of how history and geography interact and influence one another.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of major historical events and developments
  • Analyze primary and secondary sources to gain insights into historical context
  • Examine the impact of geography on historical events and human societies
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate historical perspectives
  • Develop effective research and writing skills


Throughout the course, there will be various assessments to evaluate your understanding and progress. These assessments may include:

  • Quizzes and exams to test your knowledge
  • Research projects to enhance your analytical skills
  • Class participation to encourage active engagement and discussion
  • Essays and written assignments to strengthen your writing abilities


If you're passionate about unraveling the mysteries of global history and exploring the interconnectedness of our world, then this course is perfect for you. Enroll now and embark on a captivating journey through time and space. Expand your knowledge, gain valuable insights, and develop critical thinking skills that will serve you well beyond this course.

Contact Information

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