Have you ever wanted to get all of history in just one course? Not all the details – just the bare fundamentals. That’s what this course is: a summary of what has happened from the beginning of time. Then there’s current history. We’ll summarize the important trends in the world today. Finally, we will project what will happen in the future.
This class will not be advocating any point of view although controversial topics will be probably unavoidable. – Just how did the universe begin, anyway? For this and all the rest, we will cover the major conclusions of academics and other authorities in the various topics.
The instructor, Jack Le Moine, publishes History Moments. It may be accessed at http://historyweblog.com. At the time this is being written, the site is running the series Columbus Discovers America, written by Columbus himself. It publishes original material by Jack and old material by the great historians of the past. Jack also is the guy behind other websites:
Here’s the first episode of the series on Big History from the folks at Crash Course: http://historyweblog.com/2014/09/the-big-bang/ This will give you an idea of what the course will be about.