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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

Réinitialisez les dates limites selon votre disponibilité.
Clock

Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

Approx. 12 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 25 min), 5 lectures, 3 quiz
Video6 vidéos
The Rooseveltian Century5 min
Theodore Roosevelt4 min
Franklin D. Roosevelt5 min
Eleanor Roosevelt5 min
Conclusion min
Reading5 lectures
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Being successful in an online virtual learning community5 min
Behaving in an academic way5 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
TR's Timeline8 min
FDR's Timeline10 min
ER's Timeline8 min

2

Section
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4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 26 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Theodore Roosevelt3 min
Franklin D. Roosevelt4 min
Eleanor Roosevelt3 min
Conclusion1 min
The Website Chat with Michael Cullinane7 min
Research Webinar 1: TR5 min
Reading1 lecture
Transforming Global Governance for the 21st Century, a UNDP Report30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Rooseveltian Security30 min

3

Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 26 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Theodore Roosevelt5 min
Franklin D. Roosevelt4 min
Eleanor Roosevelt3 min
Conclusion1 min
The Website chat with David Woolner4 min
Research Webinar 2: FDR5 min
Reading1 lecture
Equality and American Democracy, by Danielle Allen30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Rooseveltian Equality30 min

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Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 24 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Theodore Roosevelt4 min
Franklin D. Roosevelt3 min
Eleanor Roosevelt3 min
Conclusion1 min
The Website Chat with Simon Rofe3 min
Research Webinar 3: ER6 min
Reading1 lecture
Fundamental Freedoms, by Allida Black and Mary Jo Blinker30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Rooseveltian Freedom30 min
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par 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.

par BSJan 27th 2016

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

Enseignant

Giles Scott-Smith

Prof. dr.
History, Faculty of Humanities

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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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