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The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

University of Virginia via Coursera

6 Reviews 2803 students interested
Found in History
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 7 weeks long
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Overview

This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part Two begins early in the twentieth century, as older ways of doing things and habits of thought give way. What follows is an era of cataclysmic struggles over what ideas and institutions will take their place. The course concludes in the present day, as communities everywhere are transitioning into a new era of world history. Again we work hard to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? Again we are drawn to pivotal choices made at key moments by individuals and communities.

Syllabus

Crackup (1905-1917)

New Orders Emerge (1917-1930)

The Crisis of the World (1930-1940)

Total War and Aftermath (1940-1950)

The Return of Wartime (1950-1968)

Decay and Renaissance (1968-1991)

The Next Phase (1991-2013)

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Philip Zelikow

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Toby S
5.0 3 years ago
Toby completed this course.
The second half of the best MOOC I've taken. While most history is traditionally taught using a narrow silo-like approach, this course explains the relationship between what was happening in different parts of the world at the same time. The professor's presentation is exceptional -- clear, understandable, and down-to-earth. If you are a lover of history, you will thoroughly enjoy this one.
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Anonymous
3.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Well this course is a little bit more USA positive than usual. With a focus on both the intricacies and the big sweeps of nations and ideas, Imo not being a historian scholar.

Plus He presents it charmingly, it is just not the history I am interested in.
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Antoine C
5.0 2 years ago
by Antoine completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
By the time I completed this course (2014) , it was a full 14 weeks long session from 1760 to 2013 . The 2nd part helped me clarify the 1930's . A period among the hardest to understand . Too bad the Facebook Group is stone dead .
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