Created by:  University of Virginia

  • Philip Zelikow

    Taught by:  Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History

Commitment7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
English, Subtitles: Spanish, Romanian
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 1,099 ratings

Very broad history, good for people who want to cover a lot of basic history. The professor is easy to listen to and gives great examples for better understanding!

Offers an in depth look into our modern history and at many of the factors that got us to where we are today. Very compelling and interesting.

Systematicly perfect and Lecturer Mr. Zelikov is a good and sympatic teacher for me. Good course! I'm really enjoying learning Modern World History.

Professor Zelikow is calm, thorough, thoughtful and endearing. He presents the history without any partisanism as far as I can tell -- and it's clear he really loves his subject. I definitely got used to hearing that "Welcome back; make yourself comfortable" as the Pavlovian ring for learning some more history. He also does a lovely job of using period maps, cartoons, writings, and photographs to create a humanity and context for times that are far enough in the past that we might forget they were just as vibrant for the people then as our times are for us, now. Great job, professor -- I'm beginning part 2 now.