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Course SummaryAs you prepare for the UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 exam, use the video lessons and quizzes in this test prep course to get the best score you can. These learning tools work as an interactive study guide you can access on any mobile device at any time.
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About This Course
Use this course to prepare for the World Conflicts Since 1900 UExcel exam and earn three college credits. Short video lessons with fun animations can guide you through this course in as little as one week.
You can gain a deeper understanding of the conflicts affecting many areas of the world with these self-paced lessons. Beginning with the two World Wars and the Cold War, you'll then delve into the Arab-Israeli wars, the Indo-Pakistani conflict and the Yugoslav (Balkan) wars. You can also gain more perspective on the conflict in the Middle East and study the modern-day War on Terror.
Syllabus & Course Information
After completing this UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 test prep course, you should have mastered the following objectives. The objectives align closely to the topics that will be tested on the UExcel exam. If you take this course's final exam, you can determine whether you're ready to tackle the corresponding UExcel exam.
- Survey the various causes of modern conflict alongside forms of military intervention.
- Get an overview of theories associated with international relations, and consider the role of non-state organizations in world conflicts.
- Take a closer look at the United Nations' peace-keeping duties.
- Chart Germany's rise as a European power, and explore the tensions leading up to World War I.
- Study famous battles and covert diplomatic maneuvers occurring over the course of World War I.
- Learn how World War I coincided with the Russian Revolution.
- Examine Hitler's rise to prominence and the military invasions spurring the outbreak of World War II.
- Describe how the spread of anti-Semitism resulted in the Holocaust.
- Explain events provoking America's entry into World War II, and identify key battles occurring on European and Pacific fronts.
- Survey the Second World War's aftermath as well as conditions outlined in the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.
- Peruse various historical interpretations of the Cold War. Study the Soviet Union's emergence as a world superpower, and identify its impact on postwar reconstruction.
- Follow key conflicts resulting from American and Soviet foreign policies, such as the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
- Examine causes of the Soviet Union's dissolution.
- Pinpoint movements and ideologies creating opposition between Arab and Jewish groups.
- Identify causes of the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 and the Suez Crisis that followed shortly after.
- Trace events leading up to the Six Days War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
- Describe outcomes of the First and Second Intifadas.
- Study sources of religious conflict leading to the partition of Pakistan and India.
- Recognize key events in the Indo-Pakistani Wars occurring throughout the 20th century.
- Follow the nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan.
- Investigate the ethnic tensions in Yugoslavia following World War II.
- Study Slovenia's war for independence and the outcomes of conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.
- Examine the genocide committed under the leadership of Slobodan Milosevic.
- Ascertain causes of the Iran-Iraq War as well as the Gulf War.
- Get an overview of modern Islamic extremism and the role religion plays in Middle East conflicts.
- Pinpoint key events following the 9/11 terrorist attack and the controversy surrounding the war in Afghanistan.
- Trace the timeline of the Iraq War.
There are no set prerequisites for this class, although a background in introductory international relations and modern world history could be helpful.
This UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 course is divided into 8 chapters with a total of 73 video lessons. Each video is around 5-10 minutes long and ends with a brief multiple-choice quiz. There are also transcripts so that you can follow along with the videos, if you wish. You can easily track your progress while working on this course to see which lessons and quizzes you've already completed. Use the final exam to make sure that you're ready before UExcel test day. Subject-matter experts are available if you ever have any questions.
UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 Exam Information
The UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 exam is equivalent to a 3-credit upper-level undergraduate history course spanning a 15-week semester. This course might be appropriate when fulfilling upper-level social sciences/history requirements at various colleges.
- Number of Questions: Around 120
- Question Type: Four-option multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $95.00 (books are additional)
Earn UExcel Credit
Students who earn a 'C' or higher on the UExcel exam in World Conflicts Since 1900 can earn 3 semester hours of credit recognized by many colleges and universities. This course can be an efficient and affordable way to earn credits toward your degree. Learn more about earning credit for the UExcel World Conflicts Since 1900 exam.
Study Schedule for the World Conflicts Since 1900 UExcel Exam
This course is composed of about 10 hours of instruction. Choose the study schedule that meets your individual needs. The table below can help you decide when you could be ready for your exam. Plan ahead and schedule your test to be sure that you can get the desired time slot.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|2 hours a day; 5 days a week||About 1 week|
|1 hour a day; 5 days a week||About 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 2 days a week||About 5 weeks|
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