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The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

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This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part Two begins early in the twentieth century, as older ways of doing things and habits of thought give way. What follows is an era of cataclysmic struggles over what ideas and institutions will take their place. The course concludes in the present day, as communities everywhere are transitioning into a new era of world history. Again we work hard to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? Again we are drawn to pivotal choices made at key moments by individuals and communities.

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Nov 30, 2020 · dryd on Ask HN: Top Coursera Courses?
I really enjoyed "The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910" [1] by Philip Zelikow. He clearly put a lot of thought into developing his lectures -- there's also a part two [2] that picks up where the first leaves off.



favorite: the ancient greeks: good teacher:

other favorite: absolutely insightful about Russia

history of the modern world: really good just with headphones:

ancient assyrians:

best was "Social Psychology" by Scott Plous/Wesleyan University. inexplicably gone now from Coursera and internet afaikt


  Social Psychology
It is available on AcademicTorrents with seeders, if one is so inclined.
My technology related list includes most of the same courses already listed. But off-technology, the "modern history" class (which appears to have been split in two[0]) was incredibly entertaining and gripping in addition to being educational.

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