date_range Débute le 7 septembre 2018
event_note Se termine le 21 décembre 2018
list 12 séquences
assignment Niveau : Intermédiaire
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
language Sous titrage : Arabe
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En résumé

In this global history course, you will learn not just by reading and watching lectures, but also by analyzing historical documents and applying your knowledge. The core of this course is a series of weekly lab assignments in which you and your fellow students will work in teams to use historical knowledge from the course to solve problems and develop new connections and interpretations of primary historical materials.

The course begins in 1300 AD at the height of the Silk Road, the triumphs of the Mongol Empire, and the spread of one of the most devastating contagions of all time, the Black Death. It examines the emergence of an international system of competitive empires and its effect on trade and exchange. We look at the Age of Revolution, and discuss industrialization during the 1800s. The course concludes with a close look at the 20th century and current-day globalization.

Course themes include migration and statelessness, economic integration, warfare and conflict, the transformation of the ecological balance, and cultural responses and innovations. To grapple with these themes, we explore first-hand perspectives of historical actors through a collection of texts and images.


This course integrates and actively supports groups of refugee learners in refugee camps in Germany, Rwanda, and Jordan, collaborating with students at Princeton, in a global learning partnership with Kiron University and Kepler University. We express our sincere appreciation to all who contribute to the implementation of this global learning project.


Course material
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained, we recommend (but do not require) that you refer to the book Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World: From 1000 CE to the Present (Fourth Edition) (vol. 2), which was written specifically for this course.


Student Testimonials 
"This is one of the best history courses I have taken and I have taken many. It is a comprehensive look at the history of the world since the Middle Ages." - Paul

"Brilliant content provided a solid view of over 700 years of history. The Instructor provided engaging lectures which kept my interest all through the whole course." - Trefor

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Le programme

  • How to explore first-hand perspectives of historical actors through a collection of texts and images
  • How historians interpret historical documents and artifacts in order to tell the history of the globe
  • How historical narratives and connections become valid and convincing
  • How classmates from around the world interpret historical events and narratives
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Les intervenants

Jeremy Adelman
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
Princeton University

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Le concepteur

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.
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La plateforme

EdX est une plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (dite FLOT ou MOOC). Elle héberge et met gratuitement à disposition des cours en ligne de niveau universitaire à travers le monde entier. Elle mène également des recherches sur l'apprentissage en ligne et la façon dont les utilisateurs utilisent celle-ci. Elle est à but non lucratif et la plateforme utilise un logiciel open source.

EdX a été fondée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology et par l'université Harvard en mai 2012. En 2014, environ 50 écoles, associations et organisations internationales offrent ou projettent d'offrir des cours sur EdX. En juillet 2014, elle avait plus de 2,5 millions d'utilisateurs suivant plus de 200 cours en ligne.

Les deux universités américaines qui financent la plateforme ont investi 60 millions USD dans son développement. La plateforme France Université Numérique utilise la technologie openedX, supportée par Google.

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