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Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

38%

got a pay increase or promotion
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. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Romanian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 101 min)
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Democratic Revolutions of the Atlantic World (1760-1800)

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 87 min)
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Revolutionary Wars (1800-1830)

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 87 min)
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The World Transformed (1830-1870)

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 87 min)
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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