After just the first two lectures, I am hooked! This is going to be a great course. As usual, I will be writing occasional reflections on this UVa MOOC. The course just started today so there is plenty of time to sign up at Coursera. Hope you will join me!
This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. It begins with the revolutions of the late 1700s, tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s, and analyzes the cataclysms of last century, concluding with the new phase of world history we are experiencing today.