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World politics and international relations from the dominance of empires and nation states at the turn of the century to the present. The influence of communism, fascism, and anti-imperialism, and the emergence of society as a factor in international relations. Questions of sovereignty versus the new world order.

History of the International System Stanford

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World politics and international relations from the dominance of empires and nation states at the turn of the century to the present. The influence of communism, fascism, and anti-imperialism, and the emergence of society as a factor in international relations. Questions of sovereignty versus the new world order.

    The International System in the Twentieth Century (HIST 102)

    The International System in the Twentieth Century (HIST 102)

    1. Course Introduction (January 8, 2008)

    1. Course Introduction (January 8, 2008)

    Lecture 1 of James Sheehan's course, History of the International System. The first week focuses on the International System c. 1900. (January 8, 2008)

    • 47 min
    2. The Formation of a Global Society (January 9, 2008)

    2. The Formation of a Global Society (January 9, 2008)

    Lecture 2 of James Sheehan's course, History of the International System. The first week focuses on the International System c. 1900. (January 9, 2008)

    • 48 min
    3. Transformation of the European System (January 10, 2008)

    3. Transformation of the European System (January 10, 2008)

    Lecture 3 of James Sheehan's course, History of the International System. The first week focuses on the International System c. 1900. (January 10, 2008)

    • 51 min
    4. The First World War (January 15, 2008)

    4. The First World War (January 15, 2008)

    Lecture 4 of James Sheehan's course, History of the International System. The second week focuses on War and Peace, 1914-1919. (January 15, 2008)

    • 48 min
    5. Peacemaking (January 16, 2008)

    5. Peacemaking (January 16, 2008)

    Lecture 5 of James Sheehan's course, History of the International System. The second week focuses on War and Peace, 1914-1919. (January 16, 2008)

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Your man89 ,

Still Relevent

I did not (really) understand globalism, terrorism, the significance of Brexit, or globalism until I took this course. This lecturer is excellent at teaching, and has a balanced conceptual framework he sues to teach. Disapointed with your university education? Take this course.

chenne2 ,

Maybe Best Course on iTunes U

Interesting and engaging content. Great scaffolding of historical events lecture-by-lecture. Extremely knowledgable lecturer. Perfect duration (~50 min a lecture). Very clear audio. Give it until WWI content and YOU WILL BE HOOKED. This is my SECOND time to listen to it in 2 years.

Bill but not Mahr ,

Astounding

It is impossible to distinguish Prof. Sheehan's voice from that of comedian Bill Mahr. At times, this is eery.

Aside from that, the series is a tour de force. Its conceptualization around the pre- and post-wars order is brilliant, and Prof. Sheehan is a very fine speaker and teacher. Two things seem to draw people to Stanford on iTunes: computer programming and courses like this one. Not a big fan of the former. I am only sorry this series eventually ends. Maybe he could imagine the next 50 years and just keep going. Thanks.

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