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.
Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours per week
Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for £36)
Provider: University of Virginia via Coursera
Instructors: Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller