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Learner Reviews & Feedback for The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910 by University of Virginia

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About the Course

This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s. Part One concludes as these bewildering changes seem to be running beyond the capacity of older institutions to handle them. Throughout the course we try to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? And the answers often turn on very human choices....

Top reviews

Nov 5, 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

Jan 24, 2021

Very interesting and fun course\n\nDr. Zelikow really captivates the attention of the students and brilliantly explains complex situations to the layman audience.\n\nLook forward to Part II !\n\n:)

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By James D

Dec 2, 2018

Zelikow is great at explaining things. Would love if the slides were downloadable and had a bit more content in them.

By Alessandro B

Jun 18, 2020

Very interesting course, Philip was a fantastic guide through this period of history that built our odern world

By Dylan L

Oct 15, 2015

This course was great because history has always fascinated me and this helped fuel my love of history.

By Melissa R D

Oct 11, 2020

A veces la dinámica del curso fue muy monótona. Del resto estuvo excelente, corto y comprensible.

By Vivek

Jul 31, 2020

the colonisation of Indian subcontinent and its economic degradation was not properly reflected


Sep 13, 2020

Increible. El facilitador hace la narrativa muy interesante y entretenida. 100% recomendado

By Laura B

Jul 7, 2016

The course was very interesting and the professor explained really well in simple ways.

By Vikash R P

Oct 9, 2015

Excellent Oration packed with wonderful analysis. History has never been so much fun.

By Gonzalo G

Mar 28, 2020

Is a very good course. It will be better if multimedia tools are included as well.

By Johannes Z

Apr 22, 2016

Great overview showing the real movements and influences that spurn history!

By fouad m

Nov 29, 2019

GREAT COURSE!! only need improvement regarding the test question's nature

By Staffan B

Mar 15, 2021

Super interesting, very thorough. Easy to follow presenter. Top class!

By Richard K

Jan 29, 2019

The course is good, but requiring a purchase to do the quizzes is not.

By alexa a

Nov 8, 2015

It had a lot of information, however there wasn't a vary of sources.

By Fernando B

Feb 9, 2020

worldview of many facts and ideologies, the history in global scale


Aug 29, 2019

Nice content with good explanation, effective teaching with humour

By Haihang W

Oct 18, 2015

Would be great to have slides available to help for future review.

By Ayushi M

Jun 8, 2018

Excellent course. Good way of giving details and illustration

By 王永帅

Dec 28, 2015

nice course to understand the history from a different view!

By Johann Q

Aug 28, 2015

Good lectures, although I prefer application based courses.


Apr 27, 2021

Fue muy interesante el curso, aprendí muchas cosas nuevas.

By Michael L

Mar 26, 2016

Overall good class--instructor is lively and engaging


Jun 11, 2020

good course for those who have interest in history

By Mahima S

May 18, 2020

The videos are too long. Please cut them short.

By Rui V

Aug 1, 2017

Great contents. Great professor. Loved it.