The scholarship of this book is based upon the personal experience of author Benjamin Lee Wren, who taught World Civilization for six years at the high school level and 35 years at the university level. The book stresses world civilization should be taught at all levels of academia because, due to the innovations of the last hundred years, the world has evolved into a 'global village'.
Benjamin Lee Wren is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University, Louisiana. He holds a Ph.D. in Asian History from the University of Arizona.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Importance of the Subject Chapter 3 Geography Chapter 4 The Beginnings Chapter 5 Writing Chapter 6 Religions Chapter 7 Major Turning Points in World Civilization Chapter 8 Cultural Borrowing of Ideas and Inventions Chapter 9 Bringing Joy and Enthusiasm into the Classroom Chapter 10 Summation Chapter 11 Source Materials Chapter 12 Index