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Beginner Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

From the Traditional to the Modern - Commercial and Military Revolutions (1760-1800)

9 videos (Total 101 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
The Great Divide8m
The Traditional and the Modern7m
The Great Divide-Why?8m
The World of 176021m
The Commercial Revolution21m
The Military Revolution9m
Introverts and Extroverts7m
The Fates of India and North America10m
1 practice exercise
Week One Quiz40m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Democratic Revolutions of the Atlantic World (1760-1800)

7 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Democratic Revolutions16m
These United States19m
Liberty and Common Sense5m
The French Revolution15m
The French Republic11m
The World's Revolution10m
1 practice exercise
Week Two Quiz40m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Revolutionary Wars (1800-1830)

6 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Napoleonic Wars13m
The End of Spanish America17m
New Republics and Empires in the Americas8m
The Tipping Point-India13m
The World of 183012m
1 practice exercise
Week Three Quiz40m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The World Transformed (1830-1870)

6 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Engines, Electricity, Evolution17m
Harnessing the New Forces7m
The New Situation18m
The Islamic World Adapts13m
Breaking Open China and Japan19m
1 practice exercise
Week Four Quiz40m
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Top reviews from The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910

By MCNov 6th 2018

Dear Professor,\n\nI am fascinated with week one, even though I work in the scientific side, also like history, nothing more rewarding than visiting and ancient place and know what happened... Thanks

By GWApr 16th 2017

Such an informative course, and it linked together different regions & events; that's something only top-level sources of education does. I will no doubt continue on with the course to Part 2.

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Philip Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History

About University of Virginia

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