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Coursera The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910

University of Virginia via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    University of Virginia
    Length:
    7 weeks
    Effort:
    2-4 hours a week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s. Part One concludes as these bewildering changes seem to be running beyond the capacity of older institutions to handle them. Throughout the course we try to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? And the answers often turn on very human choices.

    Syllabus
    • From the Traditional to the Modern - Commercial and Military Revolutions (1760-1800)
    • Democratic Revolutions of the Atlantic World (1760-1800)
    • Revolutionary Wars (1800-1830)
    • The World Transformed (1830-1870)
    • The Rise of National Industrial States (1830-1871)
    • The Rise of National Industrial Empires (1871-1900)
    • The Great Acceleration (1890-1910)

    Taught by
    Philip Zelikow

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