History course offerings
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History at Peddie will inspire you to think critically and to articulate your ideas with clarity. We'll introduce you to historical research and documentation, and encourage you to work independently and collaboratively through individual and group projects. Ultimately, as you learn about how the past informs the present and the future, you'll gain a better understanding of the complexity of our rapidly-changing global world.

Three-term Courses

  • Modern Global History 
  • Introduction to American Government & Politics
  • Modern China 
  • Modern India
  • Slave Trade and the Atlantic World
  • South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Vietnam to Iraq: Social and Political Changes in Modern America 

Advanced Placement Courses

  • AP European History 
  • AP History of Art 
  • AP US Government 
  • AP US History 

One-term electives

  • World War I 
  • World War II
  • Wielding a Big Stick: American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century
  • Threats to the Homeland: American Policy in Times of Crisis
  • The Great Shift in American Culture, Society and Politics
  • A Pop Culture History of America
  • The Modern American Presidency
  • New Countries, New Problems
  • The Middle East
  • International Relations
  • The Ethics of Warfare
  • The Cold War Era (1945-1991)
  • Empire and Commerce in the Golden Age of Piracy from 1721-1740
  • The Middle East at a Crossroads: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Asian Religions
  • Introduction to the American Legal System: Issues in Criminal and Civil Justice
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