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The French Revolution

The French Revolution was one of the most important upheavals in world history. This course examines its origins, course and outcomes. This course is designed for you to work through successfully on your own. However you will not be alone on this journey. Use the resources included in the course and take part in the suggested learning activities to get the most out of your learning. To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that you devote at least six hours to every module over the six weeks of the course. In that time you should watch the video lectures, reflect and respond to in-video pause points, and complete the quizzes. As part of the required reading for this course, during each week of this course you will have free access to a chapter of Peter McPhee's textbook, The French Revolution, which is also available for purchase as an e-book. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/gstw4vv

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Rating 4.7 based on 94 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts May 13 (last week)
Cost $49
From The University of Melbourne via Coursera
Instructor Peter McPhee
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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french revolution in 18 reviews

Portraying the french sociology and economy of the 1790's from a clear point of view helped me clarifying the several phases of the French Revolution .

This is a really fantastic course - stimulating, well-structured, and pitched at just about the right level to appeal both to history undergraduates and to people with no background in historical studies but a strong interest in the French Revolution.

I didn't know the French Revolution can be so boring... excellent, informative, enjoyable i enjoyed that course.

It really gave me a new perspective on the French revolution - a subject that I have always been interested in and in the last couple of years, I have understood better thanks to my newly acquired French proficiency.

It's is a very good fundamental course for those who want to have a basic idea on the French revolution.

Excellent ..I always knew ABOUT the French Revolution - i.e it happened- but I never understood the FULL consequences.

I learned a lot about French Revolution, it's causes, process and outcomes.

He engages you and takes you through the complex events of the French Revolution at a very comfortable pace.

professor mcphee in 10 reviews

Professor McPhee is very learned about the revolution and easy to follow.

The multiple examples, illustrations, or anecdotes included by Professor McPhee facilitate our understanding and liven up the presentations.

I wish there had been more lectures or that Professor McPhee and his team would offer additional courses on this topic or on similar ones (e.g., Napoleonic era).

Professor McPhee is amazing!

Professor McPhee's lecture style is very relaxed and engaging, and the visual aids - whether texts or works of art of the period - are great.

Not being a native English speaker, I really appreciated Professor McPhee's clear and well articulated speach (for the very few words I couldn't grasp, the complete scripts provided a back up).

Thank you, Professor McPhee.. Muito bom, conteúdo abrangente, professor qualificado, método instigante.

I particularly like Professor McPhee's clear and engaging manner in delivering this course.

very good course in 4 reviews

Anne Great course very good course, wish there was more of a challange in the quizs to really test my knowledge, but the subject is good and informative so i don't mind.

A very good course very pedagogic and summarizing so well this time of changes for the French history.

very good course!

It is absolutely informative a very good course with easy and understandable English .

so much in 4 reviews

I did this course a second time as there was so much information that I did not absorb it the first time round.

You learn so much about the revolution and have so much to say, you will find yourself having to pare it down, down, down.

I had already some knowledge of the French Revolution but I have learned so much more.

The online support was also much appreciated; I asked twice a question on the forum and Professor McPhee replied each time with a surprising rapidity.

I wish I has such history classes at school - I would have know so much more!

video lectures in 4 reviews

The course is very well structured with a chapter of Prof McFee's book to accompany each week of video lectures.

I enjoyed how his questions throughout the video lectures encourage us to establish our own opinions concerning this part of history.

There are maybe an hour or two of video lectures per week.

First of all, I'd like to say that video lectures were amazing.

well presented in 4 reviews

Exceptionally well presented course.

The course was well organized and well presented.

This course is extremely well presented by Peter McPhee.

Excellent course, interesting content & well presented This is an excellent course which provided real insight into the issues and complexities of the French Revolution.

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Rating 4.7 based on 94 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts May 13 (last week)
Cost $49
From The University of Melbourne via Coursera
Instructor Peter McPhee
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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