World History: Imperialism and War is a free micro Open Online Course (mOOC) designed for students who would like to learn more about the forces that shaped the modern world. This course will help you to:
Learn about imperialism in the long nineteenth century
Explore the ideological justifications for imperialism
Examine the impacts of imperialism on subject peoples, and resistance to imperialism
Understand the causes of World War One
Learn about the key events and battles of World War One
Reflect on the impact of World War One in Europe and globally
Examine the Russian Revolution
Learn about the Great Depression
Explore the rise of totalitarian states
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Understand the major factors that shaped world history during the long nineteenth century.
Understand the causes and impacts of World War One.
Think critically about the ideologies that were used to justify imperialism and war.
Identify the forces that drove new imperialism
Assess the role of new technologies in facilitating imperialism and war
Reflect on the origins of the Great Depression and its impact on people's lives around the world
Consider the factors that led to the rise of totalitarianism in Russia, Italy, Germany and Japan