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The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910

Coursera · University of Virginia · 4 HN citations

This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the ...

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Apr 03, 2018 diyseguy on Ask HN: What are the best MOOCs you've taken?
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

Nov 05, 2017 dougmwne on Lessons of an MIT Education
I'll offer a specific example of historical context. The University of Virginia offers an undergraduate level Coursera course on modern history.[1]

That course's treatment of the causes and importance of the industrial revolution suggests that access to cheap energy is the key difference between an agrarian and high technology civilization. That idea and that particular history professor's connections to Washington (he was executive director of the 9/11 commission) helps to explain a forever war in the Middle East and climate change denial.


Feb 17, 2017 mercer on How did Europe become the richest part of the world?
While I only just got started, there's a Cousera course named "The Modern World"[1] that, based on the introduction, explores this topic (among others).


Nov 30, 2015 riffraff on Ask HN: What's your favorite online course?
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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