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History Lectures and Courses

History 5 European Civilization

U.C. Berkeley Course (en cours)

European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present.

What is Ancient History

A Yale University Lecture (56 minutes)

Ian Morris, the Willard Professor of Classics, Stanford University, is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries.

 

American Civil War & Reconstruction

A Yale University Course (22 hours)

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history.  

 

History of France 1871 to Present

Yale University Course(22 hours)

This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.

 

Modern Civilization 1750 to present: History 2C

UCLA (not yet complete)

History 1C-Professor Lynn Hunt Professor Lynn Hunt lectures in this course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of the 20th century, designed to further beginning students' general education, introduce them to ideas, attitudes, and institutions basic to Western civilization, and acquaint them, through reading and critical discussion, with representative contemporary documents and writings of enduring interest.

Science, Magic & Religion: History 2D

UCLA (20 hours)

Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical. The course also question how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted." Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms is also examined as well as the political implications of these movements. Includes discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during the Cold War.

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