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Big History: Connecting Knowledge

Macquarie University via Coursera

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  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 6 weeks long

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We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity. Experience our modern scientific origin story through Big History and discover the important links between past, current, and future events. You will find two different types of lectures. ‘Zooming In’ lectures from multiple specialists enable you to understand key concepts through the lens of different disciplines, whilst David Christian's ‘Big History Framework’ lectures provide the connective overview for a journey through eight thresholds of Big History.

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David Baker

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Magnus M
5.0 3 years ago
Magnus is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very thought provoking. Since it deals with our origins to now.

The videos are very short, which I like. With more information in Glossary and follow-ups. That´s how I like it, because of this can you also choose difficulty level and time commitment.
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Rebecca J
5.0 3 years ago
by Rebecca completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Superb course. It's given me a much better perspective on the universe and our own history. It also asks some questions about what's in store for the universe, and us, which got me thinking about the future.

The videos generally don't feel too long. The course doesn't have much compulsory material, but it does have a lot of optional material to accompany the videos; I found this worked well for me, because I could more easily mould the course around my weekly life as I got busier or less busy.

Oh, and I found the short video on tips for reading hieroglyphs to be a ple…
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