World history in the early modern era
This micro-course examines major historical events and developments during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This course includes examination of the political revolutions at the close of the early modern period.
What’s it about?
The Early Modern period was a time of great change and development in the world. In this period we see the beginnings of many of the social, political, cultural, technological, and economic changes that created the modern world. In this course you can examine key developments in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from a comparative, global perspective.
What will I learn?
In this micro course you will:
- Learn about the Atlantic World and global networks of exchange
- Examine the conflicts and changing balance of power in this period
- Learn how the slave trade operated
- Discover how colonies and empires were built
- Learn how the Enlightenment created new ways of thinking about society
- Find out about the political, scientific, and industrial revolutions during this period
There are 10 learning pathways each containing multiple resources, such as videos, readings and primary source material. Each learning pathway begins with an overview and concludes with a review quiz. The learning pathways are:
- The Atlantic World in the 1600s
- Global Trade: Europe, the Middle East and Asia
- The Impact of Global Trade
- Changing Political Systems and Colonial Conflicts
- Absolutist Political Systems
- Reformation and Counter-reformation in Europe
- The Spread of Islam in Africa, the Middle East and Asia
- The Enlightenment
- Political Revolutions
- Scientific and Industrial Revolutions
The micro-course can be completed in approximately 40 hours, including preparation for assessment.
To be confirmed
World History in the Early Modern Era is one of three micro-courses required for formal credit towards World History from 1600-present, a 1st year-level Bachelors course at Thomas Edison State University. Each micro-course can be studied independently in any sequence.
|WHME101||World history in the early modern era|
|WHME102||Imperialism and war|
|WHME103||World War II to the present|
The course materials for this micro-course (WHME101) were proudly remixed for the OERu from the Saylor Academy course on World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.