Free Online History Courses

Journey through time with history courses that explore various periods and regions. Whether it's ancient history or modern political history, a history course will deepen your understanding of the world's events and cultures.

37 History Courses

Religion and Thought in Modern China: the Song, Jin, and Yuan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This sequence of four courses will propose a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality...

Roman Architecture

Yale University

Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel and want to discover the power of architecture to shape politics, society, and culture.

Roman Art and Archaeology

University of Arizona

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the culture of ancient Rome beginning about 1000 BCE and ending with the so-called "Fall of Rome"....

The Ancient Greeks

Wesleyan University

This is a survey of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities,...

The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine Hill

Sapienza University of Rome

Studying ancient - as well as medieval or modern - cities basically means telling local urban stories based on the reconstruction of changing landscapes through...

The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World

Universiteit Leiden

Did you know that Arabic was for centuries the lingua franca in an area stretching from the south of Spain to the Chinese border? Did you know that the Middle East...

The Final Solution to the Jewish Question

Yad Vashem

The "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" was the official code name used by Nazi German authorities for the planned annihilation of Jews during World...

The French Revolution

The University of Melbourne

The French Revolution was one of the most important upheavals in world history. This course examines its origins, course and outcomes. This course is designed for...

The Holocaust - An Introduction (II): The Final Solution

Tel Aviv University & Yad Vashem

The Holocaust was an inconceivable historical event, which forever robbed Western culture of its innocence. As civilized human beings, we fail to understand how...

The Kennedy Half Century

University of Virginia

When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues...

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2)

Wesleyan University

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or...

The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

University of Virginia

This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part Two begins early in the twentieth century, as older ways of doing things and habits of thought...

Thomas Berry的世界观:地球社区的繁荣 (The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community)

Yale University

Thomas Berry(1914-2009)是一位研究世界宗教的历史学家,并且很早就对于唤醒对于环境危机的敏感性表达意见。他最知名的研究莫过于他的关于宇宙的“新的故事”,“新的故事”包括了进化科学和传统文化用来创造繁荣的未来。...

Toledo: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain

University of Colorado System

This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the era of the Visigoth Kingdom (6th-8th centuries) through its Islamic period (8th to 11th centuries)...

Transmedia Writing

Michigan State University

Do you have a desire to write a novel, write a screenplay, design a video game? In this project-centered course you will develop your own, original, intellectual...

Ukraine: History, Culture and Identities

University of Washington

Explore the history, culture and society of the people of Ukraine from the Middle Ages to the present in this introductory course developed by the Ukrainian Institute,...

Violences et religions

University of Geneva

La question « violences et religions » est d’actualité, et pas seulement depuis les attentats d’Al-Qaïda ou de Daech. Pour bien la comprendre, ce cours propose...

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Comedy, Conflict, and Community

University of Colorado Boulder

This course introduces and explores William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Twelfth Night. Interviews with actors who appeared in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s...