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Subtitles: English, Romanian, Spanish

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Crackup (1905-1917)

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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

New Orders Emerge (1917-1930)

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 130 min)
8 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
1 practice exercise
Week Nine Quiz40m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Crisis of the World (1930-1940)

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 108 min)
5 videos
Escapes from Freedom24m
Total Politics20m
New Wars for New Empires20m
Triumph of the New Empires20m
1 practice exercise
Week Ten Quiz40m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Total War and Aftermath (1940-1950)

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 167 min)
8 videos
Gambling for Victory21m
Strategies for Total War19m
Zero Hour24m
Imagining New Countries19m
Postwar14m
Two Europes14m
Revolutionary Asia18m
1 practice exercise
Week Eleven Quiz40m

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