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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction

This module focuses on the foundational elements of this course. It explores the biographies of the 3Rs, their public achievements, and what motivated them to become the major public figures that we recognise today. The overall learning goal is to make students aware of the connections between the bios of the 3Rs and the rise of the U.S. as a global power in the twentieth century. ...
6 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
The Rooseveltian Century5m
Theodore Roosevelt4m
Franklin D. Roosevelt5m
Eleanor Roosevelt5m
Conclusion57s
4 readings
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Tips for studying online5m
3 practice exercises
TR's Timeline8m
FDR's Timeline10m
ER's Timeline8m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Security

This module focuses on the concept of security and how each of the Roosevelts understood it and defined it in their own way. Students will learn the distinction between national, social, and human security and will assess the influence of the 3Rs in expanding the meaning of security and how we use the word today....
7 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt3m
Franklin D. Roosevelt4m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website Chat with Michael Cullinane7m
Research Webinar 1: TR5m
1 reading
Transforming Global Governance for the 21st Century, a UNDP Report30m
1 practice exercise
The Rooseveltian Security30m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Equality

This module focuses on the concepts of equality and social justice. Students will learn to identify how the 3Rs contributed to the promotion of social, political and economic equality and will be able to recognize their most lasting achievements in securing equality and social justice in the United States and around the world....
7 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt5m
Franklin D. Roosevelt4m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website chat with David Woolner4m
Research Webinar 2: FDR5m
1 reading
Equality and American Democracy, by Danielle Allen30m
1 practice exercise
The Rooseveltian Equality30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Freedom

This module focuses on the ideas and ideals of freedom that the 3Rs promoted throughout their lives. Students will see how the 3Rs put forward a multi-dimensional understanding of freedom, covering many different rights and liberties. ...
7 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt4m
Franklin D. Roosevelt3m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website Chat with Simon Rofe3m
Research Webinar 3: ER6m
1 reading
Fundamental Freedoms, by Allida Black and Mary Jo Blinker30m
1 practice exercise
The Rooseveltian Freedom30m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Legacies

This module focuses on the Rooseveltian legacy. Students will learn to recognize the innovative elements that the 3Rs brought to modern-day politics, and how their legacies live on through their particular skills and achievements as political campaigners, administrative innovators, popular mobilisers, multi-media communicators, and wide-ranging reformers....
4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Interview with Eduard van de Bilt6m
Interview with Sara Polak7m
Conclusion6m
1 reading
Complete our short survey10m
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Top Reviews

By DKSep 3rd 2016

It was wonderful. I learned a lot. I am withdrawing because at age 71, I don't need to be writing research papers but just enjoying myself.

By BSJan 27th 2016

excellent, do it again!\n\nplus have all students watch Ken Burns films on the three Roosevelts!

Instructor

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Giles Scott-Smith

Prof. dr.
History, Faculty of Humanities

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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