Dear Student,

Welcome to Session 4 of World History: Imperialism and War. You can access all course materials for this micro-course on the website at anytime:

In this session we examine the lead up to World War One. There are many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the war, and in this session you will consider its complex and multifaceted causes. You can begin Session 4 here.

Ideology has been identified as one of the factors that led to World War One. How important do you think ideologies such as imperialism, nationalism and capitalism were in contributing to the outbreak of war? Post your thoughts on our OERu course forum on this topic: Ideology and World War One.

Enjoy your learning,


Course developer