This is a spring semester course. Since the 15th century, Europe has exercised an influence in global affairs far out of proportion to their size, population, and resources. In order to appreciate the impact of Europe, students must examine the development of European (and by extension Western) Civilization. In addition to their global context, the religious, economic, political, and intellectual developments of Europe have shaped American history directly. By studying the interactions of such a diverse group of nations, students learn to look at all sides of an issue, examining the motivations behind the actions of nations. The interaction between social, political, economic, and intellectual history provides students with an understanding of the multiple forces that drive history. This class is an intensive class meant to prepare students who have previously excelled at CP European History. The focus will be on reviewing what was covered in the previous year and test preparation. Approval of the Instructor is required.