Informações sobre o curso
This course uses the lives, ideals and achievements of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt to create the idea of a Rooseveltian century. It is about doing research, analyzing primary sources, and connecting all this information with a coherent and logical interpretation. It is an invitation to think critically and historically, and it wants to give you a glimpse of what it means to be a historian at work. We are convinced that the three Roosevelts – the 3Rs, as we will refer to them throughout this course – profoundly shaped the twentieth century. This course shows you why we think so and which paradigms, ideas, and sources we use to uphold our claim. But this course also asks you to give your opinion, and ground it on your own research findings. The structure of the course is straightforward: - An introductory module gives you the biographical information you need to connect the personal stories of the 3Rs with the major events of the twentieth century; - Module 2 explains how the 3Rs reframed our thinking on security, broadening its meaning and reconfiguring the government’s role in providing it; - Module 3, focusing on equality, shows how the 3Rs changed the relationship between leaders and led, rejected laissez-faire economics, and supported a politics of intervention to overcome the inequalities that undermined social cohesion; - Module 4 describes how the 3Rs promoted and protected the freedom of ordinary citizens, and communicated that as one of their central political goals; - Module 5 summarizes the long-lasting legacies of the 3Rs, and asks for your opinion on the Rooseveltian century. Do you agree with this interpretation of our recent past – and our possible futures? The five modules contain quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding, discussion prompts to stimulate your creativity, and research guidance and assignments to sharpen up your historical skills. We hope you will enjoy this intellectual journey!
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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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curso 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Aprox. 12 horas restantes

Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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Legendas: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Introduction

This module focuses on the foundational elements of this course. It explores the biographies of the 3Rs, their public achievements, and what motivated them to become the major public figures that we recognise today. The overall learning goal is to make students aware of the connections between the bios of the 3Rs and the rise of the U.S. as a global power in the twentieth century. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
The Rooseveltian Century5m
Theodore Roosevelt4m
Franklin D. Roosevelt5m
Eleanor Roosevelt5m
Conclusion0m
Reading5 readings
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an online virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
Quiz3 practice exercises
TR's Timeline8m
FDR's Timeline10m
ER's Timeline8m

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4 hours to complete

Security

This module focuses on the concept of security and how each of the Roosevelts understood it and defined it in their own way. Students will learn the distinction between national, social, and human security and will assess the influence of the 3Rs in expanding the meaning of security and how we use the word today....
Reading
7 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt3m
Franklin D. Roosevelt4m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website Chat with Michael Cullinane7m
Research Webinar 1: TR5m
Reading1 readings
Transforming Global Governance for the 21st Century, a UNDP Report30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Rooseveltian Security30m

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4 hours to complete

Equality

This module focuses on the concepts of equality and social justice. Students will learn to identify how the 3Rs contributed to the promotion of social, political and economic equality and will be able to recognize their most lasting achievements in securing equality and social justice in the United States and around the world....
Reading
7 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt5m
Franklin D. Roosevelt4m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website chat with David Woolner4m
Research Webinar 2: FDR5m
Reading1 readings
Equality and American Democracy, by Danielle Allen30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Rooseveltian Equality30m

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4 hours to complete

Freedom

This module focuses on the ideas and ideals of freedom that the 3Rs promoted throughout their lives. Students will see how the 3Rs put forward a multi-dimensional understanding of freedom, covering many different rights and liberties. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Theodore Roosevelt4m
Franklin D. Roosevelt3m
Eleanor Roosevelt3m
Conclusion1m
The Website Chat with Simon Rofe3m
Research Webinar 3: ER6m
Reading1 readings
Fundamental Freedoms, by Allida Black and Mary Jo Blinker30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Rooseveltian Freedom30m

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3 hours to complete

Legacies

This module focuses on the Rooseveltian legacy. Students will learn to recognize the innovative elements that the 3Rs brought to modern-day politics, and how their legacies live on through their particular skills and achievements as political campaigners, administrative innovators, popular mobilisers, multi-media communicators, and wide-ranging reformers....
Reading
4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Interview with Eduard van de Bilt6m
Interview with Sara Polak7m
Conclusion6m
Reading1 readings
Complete our short survey10m
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Top Reviews

By DKSep 3rd 2016

It was wonderful. I learned a lot. I am withdrawing because at age 71, I don't need to be writing research papers but just enjoying myself.

By BSJan 27th 2016

excellent, do it again!\n\nplus have all students watch Ken Burns films on the three Roosevelts!

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About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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