Course Begins: Fall World History (Early) focuses on the development of civilization from earliest man. Emphasis is placed on human achievement from the Neolithic Revolution through the French Revolution. Special emphasis is placed on the arts and sciences and the lasting contributions to Western Civilization made by the major groups studied. The role of the individual in history is stressed. Comparisons are drawn between ancient times and modern where applicable. The student should gain an understanding of their cultural heritage and an appreciation for the contributions made by individuals who lived in ancient times.