European History (Renaissance to Present Day) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate European History Class by UC Berkeley

Published Feb 09, 2009

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The OpenCourseWare history class 'European History from the Renaissance to the Present' is presented by UC Berkeley's as a free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare. The course provides a thorough overview of major historical events in European history, including the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Cold War. This course is appropriate for any students interested in European and World History, among other related fields.

European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present: Course Specifics

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Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

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European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present: Course Description

'European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present' is taught by Professor Carla Hesse from UC Berkeley's History Department. The online courseware takes the form of lectures covering topics such as Monteverdi, the French Revolution and the Holy Roman Empire. The primary focus of the course is on the political and economic transition of Europe from a continent of modest beginnings and divided peoples into a global superpower. The course explores this transformation with an emphasis on the religious and cultural events of the time, like the Reformations, the rise of capitalism, the Scientific Revolution and the Cold War. This undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare will help students to develop an understanding of Europe's role in the history and evolution of world civilization.

This course consists of nearly 30 lecture audio recordings of lectures. If you're interested in studying this course, visit the history of European civilization course page.

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