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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

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Reading
9 videos (Total 101 min), 1 quiz
Video9 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week One Quiz40m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Democratic Revolutions of the Atlantic World (1760-1800)

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Reading
7 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Democratic Revolutions16m
These United States19m
Liberty and Common Sense5m
The French Revolution15m
The French Republic11m
The World's Revolution10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Two Quiz40m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Revolutionary Wars (1800-1830)

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Reading
6 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Napoleonic Wars13m
The End of Spanish America17m
New Republics and Empires in the Americas8m
The Tipping Point-India13m
The World of 183012m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Three Quiz40m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The World Transformed (1830-1870)

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Reading
6 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Engines, Electricity, Evolution17m
Harnessing the New Forces7m
The New Situation18m
The Islamic World Adapts13m
Breaking Open China and Japan19m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week Four Quiz40m

Instructor

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Philip Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History

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