Free Online History Courses

17 History Courses

African American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle

Stanford University

This course introduces the viewer to African-American history, with particular emphasis on the political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930,...

Britain in the 20th Century: Progress and Decline

Gresham College

During the 20th century, Britain underwent a major transformation. A country in which a law-abiding individual would hardly notice the existence of the state had...

Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts

Yale University

This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries....

European Civilization, 1648-1945

Yale University

This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration...

France Since 1871

Yale University

This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary...


Khan Academy

A little history from around the world presented by Khan Academy.

History of the World Since 1500 CE

Columbia University

This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history after 1500 CE. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this...

Introduction to Ancient Greek History

Yale University

This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements...

Modern Civilization from 1750 - Present

University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Lynn Hunt lectures in this course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of...