2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SOC2043A/SOC2043B IB History 1A

0.5 credit per semester

This course, the first year of a required two-year sequence, surveys world history topics from the 8th to the 20th century, with emphasis on: the development of early modern states; the causes and effects of early modern wars; industrialization; independence movements; the rise of authoritarian states; causes and effects of 20th century wars, including the Cold War; the emergence and development of democratic states. The course includes a local choice of an in-depth study in the history of: Africa and the Middle East, The Americas, Asia and Oceana, and Europe. Earning two credits in IB History 1 and 2 (2230/2231 and 2403/2404) satisfies the graduation requirement of a year of Modern World History.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

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