General Description: World History I is a semester long Social Studies class that is a study of the geography, politics, economics, society and history of the world. This course explores world history from 1450 to the 17th Century. This is Semester 2 of a two semester course. If World History I is taken in second semester of grade 9, SST118 - World History to 1450 must have been taken in first semester of grade 9.