The course surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of various human species in the Stone Age up to the political and technological revolutions of the twenty-first century.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Coursera offers this online course.
About the course:
About 2 million years ago our human ancestors were insignificant animals living in a corner of Africa. Their impact on the world was no greater than that of gorillas, zebras, or chickens. Today humans are spread all over the world, and they are the most important animal around. The very future of life on Earth depends on the ideas and behavior of our species.
This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds.
- Part 1: The Cognitive Revolution
- Part 2: The Agricultural Revolution
- Part 3: The Unification of Humankind
- Part 4: The Scientific Revolution
Duration: 20 weeks
Timings: 2 to 4 hours of work / week
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