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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 28 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian, Spanish...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 28 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Crackup (1905-1917)

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Reading
6 videos (Total 83 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Schizophrenic Germany11m
The Balkan Whirlpool10m
The Shock of 1914-Second Cut13m
All the Plans Fail13m
On to Victory?26m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Eight Quiz40m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

New Orders Emerge (1917-1930)

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Reading
8 videos (Total 130 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Why Did the Allies Win?14m
The End of Empires?16m
Communism19m
Anti-Communism21m
The Age of Uncertainty17m
Modern Women15m
The World of 193012m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Nine Quiz40m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Crisis of the World (1930-1940)

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Reading
5 videos (Total 108 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Escapes from Freedom24m
Total Politics20m
New Wars for New Empires20m
Triumph of the New Empires20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Ten Quiz40m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Total War and Aftermath (1940-1950)

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Reading
8 videos (Total 167 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Gambling for Victory21m
Strategies for Total War19m
Zero Hour24m
Imagining New Countries19m
Postwar14m
Two Europes14m
Revolutionary Asia18m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Eleven Quiz40m

Instructor

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Philip Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History

About University of Virginia

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