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 the short in-video reflection questions, and complete the quizzes.
Each week students will be required to read a chapter of Peter McPhee's textbook, The French Revolution. These chapters will be made available in each week. Alternatively, you can purchase the e-book if you wish to keep the textbook once the course has ended.
The Romantic Period in England took place during the “age of revolutions,” a span of time that saw not only the rapid industrialization of Europe but two significant national revolutions—one in France, and one in America. This revolutionary spirit in many ways fed and sustained the Romantic movement in English literature; its chief practitioners believed that poetry could literally transform the world and the way in which we understand it.