This course continues where Western Civilization to 1492 left off. You will gain the advantage of a second full year of Western civilization, getting to know the personalities and events that created the modern world.
This course will familiarize you with all the major schools of political thought in the modern world: liberalism, conservatism, libertarianism, socialism, Marxism, nationalism, nihilism, naturalism, existentialism, and more.
It will make you a stronger writer. You’ll be writing regularly, and as the New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, I can assure you that if you want to improve as a writer, there is no substitute for just doing it — again and again.
It will teach you the material in a way designed to ensure you remember it.
Course topics include the Protestant Reformation, wars of religion, absolutism, constitutionalism, the Scientific Revolution, the English Civil War, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, Napoleon, liberalism, conservatism, socialism, naturalism, Marxism, nationalism, modernism, world wars, the Russian Revolution and communism, the rise of fascism, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and more.