This online course taught by historian David Gordon runs from September 16 through November 11, 2010. It examines the critical period of European history from the French Revolution to the end of World War II. Readings include primary documents, works by contemporaries, and recent scholarship and commentary.
View the slideshow below for the weekly topics.
For more details about what will be covered in this course, read Dr. Gordon’s article The Rise and Fall of Liberty.
The weekly live video-broadcast lectures will be Thursdays at 7pm EDT. Each lecture will last one hour, and after this there will be a 30-minute question-and-answer period.
Readings include primary documents, works by contemporaries, and recent scholarship and commentary.A full hyper-linked syllabus with readings for each weekly topic will be available for all students.
Final Grade and Transcript
The final grade will depend on participation (in both lecture and discussion sessions), essays, quizzes, and the final exam. Students will have access to a digital transcript. We will add this and any future grades for future Mises Academy courses taken to this transcript.
At this time the Mises Academy does not offer transferable credits, certifications, or degrees.
If you drop the course during its first week (7 calendar days), you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee.
If you drop the course during its second week, you will receive a half refund.
No refunds will be granted following the second week.