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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 26 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Crackup (1905-1917)

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6 videos (Total 83 min), 1 quiz
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
3 hours to complete

New Orders Emerge (1917-1930)

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8 videos (Total 130 min), 1 quiz
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
2 hours to complete

The Crisis of the World (1930-1940)

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5 videos (Total 108 min), 1 quiz
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
3 hours to complete

Total War and Aftermath (1940-1950)

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8 videos (Total 167 min), 1 quiz
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
Week
5
4 hours to complete

The Return of Wartime (1950-1968)

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9 videos (Total 201 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Choosing War in Korea19m
Contemplating World War III11m
The Shadow of World War III15m
The Nuclear Revolution13m
New Empires and Confederations32m
The Third World34m
To the Brink29m
Wars of Containment25m
1 practice exercise
Week Twelve Quiz40m
Week
6
3 hours to complete

Decay and Renaissance (1968-1991)

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7 videos (Total 148 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
The Weary Establishment19m
Bust11m
New Thinking in the West22m
Global Capitalism Transformed28m
New Thinking in the East12m
The End of the Cold War27m
1 practice exercise
Week Thirteen Quiz40m
Week
7
4 hours to complete

The Next Phase (1991-2013)

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8 videos (Total 193 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
Toward a New Era in World History14m
The Great Convergence34m
The Bottom Billion15m
The Muslim World30m
Drift and Shock25m
The Global and the Local24m
An Age of Transition34m
1 practice exercise
Week Fourteen Quiz40m
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Top reviews from The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

By MNSep 24th 2017

excellent course for those who have not studied history as part of their academic curriculum. Course is slightly from American(USA) perspective of world events but nevertheless is highly informative.

By RMDec 8th 2016

This course is enlightening in so many ways. This course not only answers the "What" about history, but also "Why", "Why not" and the overall perception, feelings of people of each era being taught.

Instructor

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Philip Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History

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