Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

Modern History

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Modern history examines the social, political and economic facts in the modern contemporary world. The discipline focuses on main concepts and notions of political history, social and cultural development in the world, in the period between the seventeenth and the twentieth century. Modern history courses analyse events such as revolutions, ideology, nation states, modern war, globalisation, political regimes, capitalism, totalitarianism, democracy, and communism. The field of modern history incorporates principles from philosophy, international law and sociology.

Curriculums in modern history touch upon subjects like the crisis of the world, the rise of national industrial empires, Christianity and sexual revolution, democracy and governance, classical political thought, international study in peace and conflict, the world at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Students learn to conduct historical inquiries, argument ideas in a concise manner. During this process, they will gain the ability to express their ideas clearly in both verbal and written form. Modern history experts are able to organise information resources in a logical and coherent way and to draw conclusions based on a responsible and thorough research.

Career path for modern history graduates includes many domains such as: politics, publishing, journalism, media, business and commerce, public sector administration.

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Suggested Online Programmes Modern History

Certificate Modern Scottish History: 1707 to the Present

Modern Scottish History explores the history of Scotland during the past three hundred years, a momentous period which saw the transformation of the country from a largely agrarian to a leading industrial society, and during which Scotland became a partner in the British Empire. It begins with the Union of 1707 and ends with the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.

M.A. History

Nothing prepares students for the future like a glimpse back into the past, which makes our History department at University of West Georgia the perfect place to hone your skills in research, critical thinking and writing.

Short Course Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

Dr. Thomas Childers is Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been teaching for over 25 years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.

Short Course Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

History at its most interesting is complex, a fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces, and few periods of history offer us such captivating complexity as Europe's 19th "century"—the often-broadly defined period from the French Revolution to World War I that formed the foundation of the modern world. How was that foundation built? And what did that transition to modernity mean for peasants, workers, the middle class, aristocrats, women, and minorities? Why did an era that began with the idealism of the French Revolution and the power of the Industrial Revolution culminate in the chaos of World War I, considered by most historians to be the greatest tragedy of modern European history? Did nationalism and imperialism inevitably lead in such a direction, or were there other factors involved? Even these questions, as important as they are, can only hint at the complexity of this period, just as this course can really only put us on a path toward the answers.