Best Humanities Courses

Find the best online Humanities Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Humanities Courses.

Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher

How to improve your grades, advance in your job and expand your mind -- by learning how to think for yourself!

Created by Kevin deLaplante - PhD, Philosopher, Founder of the Critical Thinker Academy

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Students: 46430, Price: $119.99

Students: 46430, Price:  Paid

  For long-term success in school, business and life, learning HOW to think is far more important than learning WHAT to think.  

          Yet rather than serve as the core of any education worthy of a rational human being, we have relegated the teaching of logic, argument analysis and critical reasoning to specialty courses in universities that reach too few students, too late in their education. 

  In this course I share my growing understanding of these topics, with a focus on what is practically important and useful for developing as independent critical thinkers. 

  Currently the course contains over 200 videos totalling over 19 hours of viewing time

         Among the topics you will learn: 

  • why critical thinking is important

  • the difference between logic and argumentation

  • what makes an argument good or bad

  • the importance of background knowledge for critical thinking

  • techniques of argument analysis and reconstruction

  • what our growing understanding of the human mind tells us about how we actually form beliefs and make decisions

  • how tribalism and political polarization affect our ability to think critically

  • how scientific debates often turn on the meanings of key terms, like "theory", "law", and "hypothesis"

  • how to reason about chance and uncertainty

  • how to write a good argumentative essay

  • how to cite sources and avoid plagiarism in your writing

         and much more! This content is drawn from a variety of teaching resources I've developed over the past few years, including a video podcast. 

        It's important for you to know that I am continuing to add videos and course modules on a regular basis. This course will continue to grow and grow -- I have a LOT OF GROUND that I want to cover! This is ONLY THE BEGINNING!  

Paul and His Letter to the Philippians: Small Group Edition

Join Prof. N.T. Wright to study one of the most joyful and delightful books in the New Testament.

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 42006, Price: $149.99

Students: 42006, Price:  Paid

Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The course is a reflection of how to think and live in light of the death and resurrection of King Jesus. The powerful realities of 'unity' and 'holiness' are combined through the proper way to think about the work of God in Christ. The central portion of the letter, Phil 2:6-11, provides the foundation for understanding the whole of the letter and Paul's own way of life. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this wonderful and practical epistle.

This course is meant to take around thirteen weeks to complete. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encourage to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures.

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Philippians in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.

The structure of the course includes:

  • Lectures by Prof. Wright

  • Small group discussion questions

  • Textbook readings

  • Interaction with the biblical text itself

If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Essay Essentials: Improve Your Academic Writing

Achieve academic essay success by learning and practicing essential writing skills in this step by step course

Created by Andrew Sippie - English Composition Teacher, Tutor, and Learning Specialist

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Students: 36862, Price: Free

Students: 36862, Price:  Free

Writing essays can be intimidating. Often, this is because we don't know what the teacher wants. As a teacher, I understand what that is. Using my experience teaching and tutoring essay writing at various colleges and remembering my experience as a student, I'll help you find the essay writing success you deserve through learning the foundations of essay writing.

Write successful essays by learning:

  • How to use classroom resources
  • The Writing Situation
  • The Writing Process
  • How to Revise effectively
  • Easy Editing Tips

Learn how to develop and organize:

  • Brainstorms
  • Introduction Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Conclusion Paragraphs 
  • The Entire Essay

...Using color-coated examples that show every step

Practice and Use your writing knowledge with: 

  • 5 quizzes
  • 3 writing activities
  • A downloadable essay example guide 

Paul and His Letter to Philemon

Prof. N.T. Wright compares Paul's letter to Philemon to a letter of Pliny showing powerful countercultural differences.

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 33090, Price: Free

Students: 33090, Price:  Free

The Apostle Paul is known particularly for some of his longer letters such as his letter to the Romans. In Paul's letter to Philemon, we encounter his shortest letter. But don't let that fool you into thinking there isn't much there. In this course Prof. N.T. Wright will present abundant material from this little epistle to comprehend and ponder about those who became followers of King Jesus and how they were to live. This way of life was in contrast to the normal Roman way of living in the first century A.D. 

The course compares two letters which address a nearly identical issue: what to do about a runaway servant. Prof. N.T. Wright unpacks Paul's letter to Philemon, which addresses concerns about the 'runaway' named Onesimus. Prof. Wright then explains the situation and setting surrounding the letter of Pliny the Younger to Sabinianus about an unnamed runaway. The social structures endemic to Rome become visible and understandable in such a way to see how Paul's new way of life was meant to confront social norms. 

Public Speaking for College Students: Become a Great Speaker

Public speaking may be the single most important skill for long-term success and you are unlikely to learn it in college

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 29534, Price: $94.99

Students: 29534, Price:  Paid

Imagine speaking to a classroom or even an auditorium full of students knowing that everyone understands you, remembers your key messages and feels you are a confident speaker. Wouldn't it be great to know that you can speak to any sized audience and that you will always come across your very best?

In this Public Speaking for College Students course you will learn the following:

*How to speak with confidence inside and outside the classroom

*How to avoid the common speaking blunders made by most other college students

*How to rehearse important presentations on video

*How to make fellow students and adults remember your messages

This course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This course contain numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your presentation skills are not up to high standards. Enroll in this course today.

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

Quran Memorization Course. A proven system to do it easy NOW

This Online Quran Memorization Course is developed to be100% Practical system.Memorizing the Quran in short time is easy

Created by Basheer Alharthi - Personal Coach

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Students: 26912, Price: Free

Students: 26912, Price:  Free

In this Course
you will learn and gain 6 new habits. Each habit will make big change in your Memorization Ability. Many people who have taken this course before were able
to memorize the whole holy Quran short Time. Even some of them were able to
memorize the whole Quran in short Time
.

This course helped myself and
when I noticed the amazing results, I have decided to do this course publicly
to help million of Muslims around the world. Learning
how to Memorize the Quran is easy. By successfully applying what you would learn in this course, you would be able to Connect Dots Differently from now. All you need is this course.

This course is designed for every age group; either youth or adults. This Quran memorization course is really has an Innovative and easy Way to Memorize the Quran.

Our Course divide to:

  1. Build yourself Goal's Map.
  2. Quantum Reading Technique
  3. Scan Reading Technique
  4. Initial Memorization Technique
  5. Forgetfulness types and their solving.
  6. Deep Memorization

This step by step training will let you be able to Finally Memorize the Whole Holy Quran in Short Time.

You will...

  1. Learn Four New Techniques for improving you Memorization Ability.
  2. Learn the Forgetfulness types and their solving.
  3. Be able to memorize around 10 pages daily.
  4. Be able to Memorize the Whole Holy Quran in Short Time.
  5. you will be my supportive brother/ sister.
  6. Simple Way to Memorize The Qur'an
  7. A Quick and Easy Way to Memorize The Quran.
  8. Memorize Quran Online. A complete Online Quran Memorization Course For you.
  9. If you get stuck or have questions, you will always have access to me as a resource for you inside the course.

Let's dive in to learn: who to memorize the whole Quran. Click on the "Take This Course" button and I look forward to see you inside the course.

 This rating of this course in its page is only about the content of the course and not from people who followed the system and became successful. 

Academic Writing Essentials: University Writing Crash Course

Learn the strategies, tools, and secrets to write successfully at the university level

Created by Mike Taylor - Assistant Professor of English, Writing Coach, and Editor

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Students: 24728, Price: $39.99

Students: 24728, Price:  Paid

Join your personal writing coach today as you learn the tools and strategies necessary to begin writing successfully at the college level.

Learn How to Approach and Excel at Any Academic Writing Assignment

·Understand academic writing expectations

·Develop clear thesis statements

·Outline and organize effectively

·Structure strategically

·Master the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, etc.)

·Find and use sources powerfully

·Write exceptionally well!

Work with Your One-on-One Writing Coach

My goal with this course goes far beyond providing you with a series of useful lectures. My goal is to interact with you as your personal writing coach to help you consistently write successfully at the college level. In other words, with this course you will benefit both from the content and from unlimited access to an expert in college writing, who has taught academic writing to all levels of high school and university throughout the world.

·Participate in an active writing forum community

·Benefit from unlimited reviews of your preliminary writing (i.e. thesis statements, outlines, research topics, etc.)

·Interact through a 60 minute, one-on-one office hour

·Receive a detailed review of one larger writing project (i.e. a term paper, application essay, exam, etc.)

Content and Overview

By working through the 45 lectures of this course alongside my personal commitment to your development as a writer, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to write well in any field and at any college level. Whether you're in your first year or fourth, an international student, returning to college after years away, or preparing to enter your university experience soon, discover the strategies, tools, and secrets necessary to become an exceptional academic writer.

Beginning with a series of lectures on the writing process, this course will walk you through the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, developing, and presenting your ideas persuasively. You will learn how to develop strong thesis statements, construct supporting paragraphs, and engage your audience through effective introductions and conclusions. You will understand how to approach the most common academic writing assignments and learn how to write resumes, cover letters, and graduate school admissions essays. Most importantly, you will have access to unlimited personal and professional feedback to your questions, concerns, anxieties, and writing.

Completing this course will provide you with the essential tools and coaching to ensure you ace your next college essay.

Master Cognitive Biases and Improve Your Critical Thinking

Upgrade Your Mindware! Master Cognitive Biases and Learn New Strategies to Improve the Quality of Your Thinking

Created by Kevin deLaplante - PhD, Philosopher, Founder of the Critical Thinker Academy

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Students: 24490, Price: $94.99

Students: 24490, Price:  Paid

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills anyone can learn. Let philosopher Kevin deLaplante introduce you to the cutting edge of critical thinking education, with this entertaining and enlightening introduction to cognitive biases and their importance for critical thinking. 

Interest in Cognitive Bias Training Has Exploded

Books and articles on the impact of cognitive biases in business, finance, management, teaching, science, politics, and many other fields, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Many industries have started offering cognitive bias training to management and workers, and the trend is growing. 

Benefits of Understanding and Mastering Cognitive Biases 

Cognitive biases undermine critical thinking by making us vulnerable to faulty beliefs and bad decisions. Cognitive bias training is motivated by a desire to avoid disasters, improve performance, and promote social justice. 

The good news is that there are proven strategies for neutralizing or minimizing the negative effects of cognitive biases. These "debiasing" techniques can be surprisingly simple and effective. 

What You Will Learn in This Course

This course will get you up to speed on what cognitive biases are, why they're important for critical thinking, why cognitive bias training has become popular, and what sorts of "debiasing" techniques have been shown to be effective in improving the quality of thinking and decision-making.

Check out the free preview videos in the "Getting Started" section for a full breakdown of the topics covered in the course, and how the course is organized!

The Lord’s Prayer

Explore the meaning of the Lord's Prayer in the greater context of Jesus' life and work.

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 24033, Price: $19.99

Students: 24033, Price:  Paid

The Lord's Prayer has been an important part of the lives of Christians for centuries. This course can help you gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray.

In this enriching video course, Prof. N.T. Wright offers insight into the context and meaning of the Lord’s Prayer. Immerse yourself in this beautiful prayer, and you could experience a deeper joy and closer walk with God.

Write a Book! Creative Writing Skills for Beginner Writers

Write a novel or non-fiction book. Creative writing skills for beginners. Writers write by writing! World Building!

Created by Brian Jackson - Author, Publisher and Educator

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Students: 23841, Price: $19.99

Students: 23841, Price:  Paid

Tell Your Story Today... 

Isn't it time you finally told the story inside your heart?  Within this course, I will explain how to organize and begin writing a short story, novella, novel or non-fiction book.  The concepts are similar for each form.  The number of balls you need to keep in the air and for how long are the only things that differ. 

  If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
  -- Lord Byron 

Learn the Components of Successful Storytelling... 

Plot, character, and place.  Learn how to juggle them all like a professional.  Learn how to discipline yourself to put the first words on the page.  Learn the even greater discipline required to put the last words on the page. 

  The thing about writing is that you never stop learning and improving your craft, and a review of the basics is helpful even to an established, USA Today bestselling author like myself. Jackson's deceptively simple course on writing a first novel is concise, and covers crucial points that every writer should know and constantly keep in mind. I especially enjoyed his advice on handling writer's block and its causes; I am guilty of reason #3. Sigh. A useful course, even for those who think they don't need it.
  -- Lisa Cach, USA Today Bestselling Author of the "1,001 Erotic Nights" series 

For the Storyteller, There is No Greater Joy... 

All your life, you've carried this story with you.  Perhaps uncertain or fearful of rejection.  But there is no burden greater than carrying an untold story. 

  A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.
  --Franz Kafka 

Your All in One Source for the Inspiration and Technique Required to Tell Your Story... 

This is your call to arms.  Tell your story now before it's lost forever...

---Brian 

Faith Working Through Love

Discover how Biblical wisdom can help you find meaning in your work

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 12083, Price: Free

Students: 12083, Price:  Free

We are all engaged in some kind of work, whether it comes with a paycheck or not. Regardless of the kind of work you do, from bussing tables, to taking care of your home and family, to managing a business, chances are you want to find meaning in your endeavors.

In this intriguing online course, Professor N.T. Wright examines a series of Biblical texts that discuss how Christians should consider the work they do. As you’re guided through Old and New Testament teachings, you’ll discover concrete actions you can take to live out the fullness of being in the image of God, and become an agent for positive change in a broken society.

Art History Renaissance to 20th Century

A basic level survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

Created by Kenney Mencher - Professor Kenney Mencher Art Educator

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Students: 11700, Price: $24.99

Students: 11700, Price:  Paid

This course now has professionally created captions in English on 98% of all the videos.

This is part one of a year-long college-level survey course in art history. This course covers art history from the European Renaissance around 1300 A.D. until the Mid 20th Century

This course is designed as a basic college-level survey of art history. I provide an online textbook as well as study guides and worksheets.  This course covers the language used to discuss art.  A complete overview of art, culture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the 1950s. 

Each work is covered in depth, the works physical or formal properties are discussed such as technology used to create the work, color, medium, materials, composition, and shading.

The symbolism of each work is discussed and how to interpret the interrelationship of symbols in a work of art. 

This course is the actual content of a course I teach at an accredited college in California called Ohlone college.

I designed this course as a series of clear, non-jargon laden video lectures and texts designed to help any student who wants to pass AP art history and or any beginning level art history survey course.

Brazil for Beginners

Learn Interesting facts about Brazil and how Brazil emerges on the world stage.

Created by Marshall C. Eakin - Professor of History - Vanderbilt University

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Students: 11551, Price: Free

Students: 11551, Price:  Free

A Faculty Project Course - Best Professors Teaching the World

Long described as the "country of the future", Brazil has arrived. The fifth largest country in the world in land mass and population, the third largest democracy, and the sixth economy on the planet, Brazil has emerged as a power in the early twenty-first century. This course offers a concise overview of intersting facts about Brazil history and culture from the 15th century to the present. It concludes with a look at the dynamic nation that has taken shape in the last generation.

Fairy Tales: A Quick and Unique Guide to Successful Reading

You will enjoy clear explanations and creative videos while learning to enjoy fairy tales once again.

Created by Josh Withrow - Creator of The Wise Imagination

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Students: 10777, Price: Free

Students: 10777, Price:  Free

"I learned a lot in this course about looking deeper into fairy tales; looking for symbolic meanings. Josh Withrow presented in a way that kept me engaged and interested in learning. The quality of the lecture was great. I highly recommend this lecture to all beginning writers, as well as established writers looking to add a little fun into their stories." --Willow55

Enjoy a richer experience while reading some of the best stories ever written, and benefit from reading stories that have been around for hundreds and thousands of years! 

If you are a: 

  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Someone who really enjoys fairy tales
  • Someone who wants to know more about fairy tales

Then this class is for you! 

Sometimes I hear people say:

  • "Fairy tales are just for kids"
  • "Fairy tales are simple stories without a lot of meaning"
  • "Fairy tales are just sappy stories made famous by Disney"

Unfortunately, these people are woefully mistaken. 

Regardless of your current opinion about fairy tales, this class will give you a deeper appreciation for some of the world's most popular and endearing stories. 

In this class you will appreciate fairy tales more through:

  • Explanations for 8 Well-known Fairy Tales
  • Engaging Thematic Videos
  • Thematic & Personal Questions to Consider
  • Downloadable Story Text & Audio
  • A New Perspective on Fairy Tales & Storytelling
  • A Veteran Teacher’s Classroom Experience
  • A Teacher Willing to Engage with Students 

Allow my years of classroom teaching and experience to guide you!

You don't need a degree to enjoy the fairy tales -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

ENROLL NOW...IT'S FREE!

Forensic Psychology – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Become a specialist in criminal investigations and forensic profiling, start your career and add certificate to resume!

Created by Elmira Strange - Motivational Psychologist, 71000+ students

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Students: 10232, Price: $119.99

Students: 10232, Price:  Paid

Welcome to 'Forensic Psychology' course!

In this course you will learn many fascinating facts and theories behind criminal thinking and behaviour. Whether you are ready to start your career in forensic psychology or use this information for you personal interest, you are in the right place!

In this course you will learn:

- why eyewitnesses are not always correct when giving testimonies to police or at court

- whether psychopaths are more likely to commit crime than people with other mental health disorders

-  what offender profiling is and how FBI uses it in their investigations

- how to reduce the risk of re-offending and imprisonment 

- what the motivational factors are behind such criminal behaviours as sexual, violent or fire setting offending behaviours

- how to explain psychopathology of violent behaviour

- and much more!

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Ancient Egypt: a history in six objects

This course provides a general introduction to the history of ancient Egypt

Created by Joyce Tyldesley - Archaeologist, Author and Senior Lecturer in Egyptology

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Students: 10073, Price: Free

Students: 10073, Price:  Free

This course provides an introduction to ancient Egyptian history, using six items from the collections of the Manchester Museum. These items have been carefully chosen to reflect the development of the Dynastic Age through their origin, manufacture, decoration, and use. Week by week we will examine a different artefact and place it in its social and historical context. This will allow us to journey from Predynastic Egypt and its first king, Narmer, to Greco-Roman Egypt and its final queen, Cleopatra VII.

Since this is an introduction to ancient Egypt, no prior knowledge of the history, geography, religion or society of ancient Egypt is needed - all that we ask is that learners are open minded, tolerant and polite at all times.

The course largely consists of video guides and discussions, accompanied by recommended reading either provided in PDF format or by way of links to curated external sites.

Napoleon in Egypt

The Exciting Story of the Struggle Between France, Egypt and England from 1798-1801

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history

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Students: 9614, Price: Free

Students: 9614, Price:  Free

This 1 hour and 45 minute short course shares the exciting story of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt beginning in 1798. There are 12 lectures, with an additional oral quiz as lecture 13. This course begins with the background of Napoleon and his idea to invade Egypt in an attempt to hurt British interests, and to bolster his image in France. The course will focus upon Napoleon and his troops, the many scholars he brought with him, the British Admiral Horatio Nelson (in search for Napoleon's fleet), and the Mameluke overlords in Egypt. Several important battles will be covered, including the Battle of the Nile and the Battle of the Pyramids, as well as the Syrian Campaign. I will make extensive use of various primary sources, like diaries and letters, in order to help bring this era close to us. The lectures are recorded on videos, and there are over 200 Powerpoint slides to help illustrate the lectures. Side topics include the intercepted mail of the French by the British, and a love story between a French soldier and a young Egyptian woman. This course is suitable for students high school age and up, though some Junior High School students may find this course profitable. The course includes a bibliography of recommended sources for further study.

Jane Austen: A Quick & Unique Guide to Successful Reading

You Don't Need a Degree to Read the Classics! You Will Go From Novice to Reader-Ready Without Turning a Single Page.

Created by Josh Withrow - Creator of The Wise Imagination

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Students: 8387, Price: Free

Students: 8387, Price:  Free

"Having enjoyed Josh's witty insights and engaging manner in his previous courses I was expecting nothing less than another high quality course...Looking for a highly entertaining take on Jane Austen's novels? This is it!" --MICHAEL

Enjoy a richer experience while reading some of the best fiction ever written.

Benefit from reading great literature about some of life's most important issues.

I hear people say that they haven't read the Classics for numerous reasons:

  • "I'm too busy"
  • "The story seems confusing"
  • "The book is REALLY long"

Other people have read the books and say:

  • "I didn't really get it."
  • "I liked the story, but I'm not sure about the themes."
  • "I didn't understand what was happening because the language was difficult.

-----REGARDLESS of YOUR REASON: THIS CLASS WILL HELP YOU-----

Allow my years of classroom teaching and experience to guide you!

In the classroom, a teacher builds "scaffolding" to help his/her students understand the material. In construction, scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and material while the real structure is being built.

THIS CLASS IS YOUR SCAFFOLDING!

My course won't replace the literary richness that you will find in a Jane Austen novel, but it will help you build your understanding of her great novel in under 60 minutes.

Here's How You Will Will Get More From These Great Books:

  • Animated Summaries that Make the Stories Come to Life
  • Storytelling Videos to Help you Understand the Themes
  • Short Bio of the Author to Better Understand the Cultural Impact
  • Lessons on Major Characters, Themes, and Quotes that Are Easy to Understand

You don't need a degree to enjoy the Classics -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

ENROLL NOW...IT'S FREE!


Hernando Cortes and the Aztec Civilization

The Amazing Story Concerning the Collision of Spanish Conquistadors Against the Aztec Empire.

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history

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Students: 8383, Price: Free

Students: 8383, Price:  Free

This course will look at the Spanish Conquistador, Hernando Cortes, focusing upon his expedition to Mexico. The course will begin with lectures introducing the Mexica civilization, followed by an introduction to the Spanish enterprise in the New World. Connections will be made so that students will understand how the Conquistadors knew of Mexico and of their great wealth, and how Hernando Cortes came to be chosen as the leader of the expedition to find and conquer this people. This course will survey in some depth the collision of the Spanish Conquistadors with the Mexica civilization under Montezuma II. Primary sources are often quoted or paraphrased to bring the students into the spirit of the times. The persons of Hernando Cortes and Montezuma II are often viewed and compared in this struggle. The person of Malinche is also occasionally discussed, as she provided a great advantage to the Spanish. The many twists and turns in this drama are truly fascinating, and illustrative of many aspects of human nature. Other topics are explored as they add light to the story, such as the weaponry of the Spanish then, famous art representations, and the travel, water and food distribution of the Mexica within the city of Tenochtitlan. The coverage will also include the many military battles fought by Hernando Cortes, not only against the Mexica, but against other people groups in the area. There are several lectures at the end that will treat the legacy and conclusions of the conflict between the Spanish Conquistadors and the Mexica people. The course comprises 34 video lectures, using voice narration with over 500 Powerpoint slides. Frequently there are supplementary videos, web links, or additional Powerpoint slides to enhance the coverage. The time to complete the video lectures is about 4 ¼ hours. The course is intended for those High School age and up (though serious Junior High School students will benefit also), and requires just the ability to view and hear video lectures.

Master statistics & machine learning: intuition, math, code

A rigorous and engaging deep-dive into statistics and machine-learning, with hands-on applications in Python and MATLAB.

Created by Mike X Cohen - Neuroscientist, writer, professor

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Students: 8243, Price: $19.99

Students: 8243, Price:  Paid

Statistics and probability control your life. I don't just mean What YouTube's algorithm recommends you to watch next, and I don't just mean the chance of meeting your future significant other in class or at a bar. Human behavior, single-cell organisms, Earthquakes, the stock market, whether it will snow in the first week of December, and countless other phenomena are probabilistic and statistical. Even the very nature of the most fundamental deep structure of the universe is governed by probability and statistics.

You need to understand statistics.

Nearly all areas of human civilization are incorporating code and numerical computations. This means that many jobs and areas of study are based on applications of statistical and machine-learning techniques in programming languages like Python and MATLAB. This is often called 'data science' and is an increasingly important topic. Statistics and machine learning are also fundamental to artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence.

If you want to make yourself a future-proof employee, employer, data scientist, or researcher in any technical field -- ranging from data scientist to engineering to research scientist to deep learning modeler -- you'll need to know statistics and machine-learning. And you'll need to know how to implement concepts like probability theory and confidence intervals, k-means clustering and PCA, Spearman correlation and logistic regression, in computer languages like Python or MATLAB.

There are six reasons why you should take this course:

  • This course covers everything you need to understand the fundamentals of statistics, machine learning, and data science, from bar plots to ANOVAs, regression to k-means, t-test to non-parametric permutation testing.

  • After completing this course, you will be able to understand a wide range of statistical and machine-learning analyses, even specific advanced methods that aren't taught here. That's because you will learn the foundations upon which advanced methods are build.

  • This course balances mathematical rigor with intuitive explanations, and hands-on explorations in code.

  • Enrolling in the course gives you access to the Q&A, in which I actively participate every day.

  • I've been studying, developing, and teaching statistics for 20 years, and I'm, like, really great at math.

What you need to know before taking this course:

  • High-school level maths. This is an applications-oriented course, so I don't go into a lot of detail about proofs, derivations, or calculus.

  • Basic coding skills in Python or MATLAB. This is necessary only if you want to follow along with the code. You can successfully complete this course without writing a single line of code! But participating in the coding exercises will help you learn the material. The MATLAB code relies on the Statistics and Machine Learning toolbox (you can use Octave if you don't have MATLAB or the statistics toolbox). Python code is written in Jupyter notebooks.

  • I recommend taking my free course called "Statistics literacy for non-statisticians". It's 90 minutes long and will give you a bird's-eye-view of the main topics in statistics that I go into much much much more detail about here in this course. Note that the free short course is not required for this course, but complements this course nicely. And you can get through the whole thing in less than an hour if you watch if on 1.5x speed!

  • You do not need any previous experience with statistics, machine learning, deep learning, or data science. That's why you're here!

Is this course up to date?

Yes, I maintain all of my courses regularly. I add new lectures to keep the course "alive," and I add new lectures (or sometimes re-film existing lectures) to explain maths concepts better if students find a topic confusing or if I made a mistake in the lecture (rare, but it happens!).

You can check the "Last updated" text at the top of this page to see when I last worked on improving this course!

What if you have questions about the material?

This course has a Q&A (question and answer) section where you can post your questions about the course material (about the maths, statistics, coding, or machine learning aspects). I try to answer all questions within a day. You can also see all other questions and answers, which really improves how much you can learn! And you can contribute to the Q&A by posting to ongoing discussions.

And, you can also post your code for feedback or just to show off -- I love it when students actually write better code than mine! (Ahem, doesn't happen so often.)

What should you do now?

First of all, congrats on reading this far; that means you are seriously interested in learning statistics and machine learning. Watch the preview videos, check out the reviews, and, when you're ready, invest in your brain by learning from this course!

Operation Drumbeat: The U-boat War Off America’s Coast, 1942

The story of Germany's dramatic attack upon American tankers and freighters by U-boats during the Second World War

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history

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Students: 7822, Price: Free

Students: 7822, Price:  Free

This course will present the history of the German U-boat attack upon the American East Coast during World War 2, especially from January to June, 1942. The course will use nineteen lectures and present over 400 Powerpoint slides to illustrate the lectures. The course also features extra video links that illustrate some of the lectures. There are also lecture notes and optional quizzes. The entire course contains about 2 1/2 hours of course lectures.

Child Psychology (Advanced Level) – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Childhood development and behaviour, psychology theories of cognition, learning, and memorising, milestones and stages

Created by Elmira Strange - Motivational Psychologist, 71000+ students

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Students: 7709, Price: $99.99

Students: 7709, Price:  Paid

Welcome to 'Child Psychology: Advanced' course!

Have you ever wondered why some children are hyperactive whereas others are shy? Why do they develop differently from one another? How do children develop their thinking and speaking abilities?

If Child psychology fascinates you, then you are in the right place!

In this course you will take 19 informative lectures which will guide you in the world of Child Psychology.

 

In this course you will learn for example:

  • How to teach the child to understand your body language

  • How babies develop their emotions

  • Why it is important to achieve developmental milestones for the child

  • What the most important psychological theories are today

  • How to understand when the baby is not developing well or quick enough

  • what 'unconditional love' truly is and why it's important to growing baby

  • how do children chose who to copy as their role model

  • how 'Ego' develops in the growing child

  • and so much more!

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Paul and His Letter to the Ephesians: Small Group Edition

Prof. N.T. Wright teaches on one of the most powerful letters in the New Testament focusing on joining heaven and earth.

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 7702, Price: $149.99

Students: 7702, Price:  Paid

Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian, will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. This course begins with the big picture of God's ultimate intention of bringing forth the joining of 'heaven' and 'earth', reuniting what had been fractured long ago. Paul explains that, through the Messiah, God has brought together one new humanity. This new family of God will lead to a different way of thinking, speaking, and living. In addition, attention is given to the reality of the unseen world as it plays out in the lives of this New Family which lives in unity and holiness. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this wonderful and practical epistle. 

This course is meant to take around thirteen weeks to complete. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encouraged to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures. 

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Ephesians in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK. 

The structure of the course includes:

  • Lectures by Prof. Wright

  • Practice exercises to help you integrate what you learn with your everyday way of thinking and living

  • Student discussions 

  • Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course

  • Textbook readings

  • Interaction with the biblical text itself

If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Reading Scripture in Public

Find out why hearing the Bible read aloud is a life-giving practice

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor

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Students: 7582, Price: Free

Students: 7582, Price:  Free

The New Testament began as letters and other documents written by people such as the Apostles. Those documents would circulate around to the many churches scattered around the Roman Empire. In fact, in the earliest days of the Christian church, most people experienced the Word by listening to scripture rather than reading it themselves.

Learning from the Bible with others as it is read out loud remains important for those interested in connecting with God and each other. In this short but essential course, Prof. N.T. Wright explains why experiencing the Bible read aloud is a formative activity everyone should experience.

International Relations 1815-1914

The Making of the Modern World

Created by Thomas Rogers - Passionate teacher

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Students: 7436, Price: Free

Students: 7436, Price:  Free

This course covers International Relations over a 100 year period. It aims to give you a real understanding of the major turning points that have shaped our world. Starting in 1815, with Europe in a state of destruction after the Napoleonic Wars, we explore the economic, social and political challenges that surfaced from that point onwards and how these were dealt with by each of the Great Powers. Themes covered include; The Eastern Question, the Alliance System, Imperialism and Colonisation and Anglo-German rivalry.

The course is taught through detailed and varied content; video lectures, screen casts, downloadable sources including cartoons, written documents and much more. There is also the opportunity to test yourself with an end of unit quiz. The course is very accessible to all but also provides the stretch and challenge to really make you think.

By the end of the course, you should have developed a good knowledge and understanding of the period which you can apply to any form of academic study.I'm a passionate teacher and I am incredibly proud of this course which I believe can inspire you to want to learn even more! If you have an interest in History - his course is for you.

The Early Protestant Reformation

Learn about the great historical and cultural changes that ushered in the modern world.

Created by David Halsted -

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Students: 7354, Price: Free

Students: 7354, Price:  Free

This course covers the history of the Reformation in its sixteenth-century context.  It is based on an introductory college course.  At the end of the course you will be familiar with the main events of the period and their larger historical significance.  You can use the course to learn about the period for the first time, to brush up, or as a supplement to a college course you might be taking now.  Feel free to pick up the lectures and quizzes on topic that interest you, or that you need to study.

Unearthing the Trojan War: The Life of Heinrich Schliemann

Follow in the footsteps of the businessman-turned-archaeologist who brought the Mycenaean Age and Troy to life.

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history

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Students: 7291, Price: Free

Students: 7291, Price:  Free

This history course contains about 2 1/2 hours of video lectures that survey the life and adventures of Heinrich Schliemann, a 19th century archaeologist who unearthed the ancient city of Troy. The course will also cover his other exploits, including his archaeological work at Mycenae. The course will also look at the archaeological work done at Troy and Mycenae to the present time, which often confirmed the assertions of Schliemann, though sometimes corrected his dating. Also discussed at length is the work of Homer, it's possible historical accuracy, and its influence upon Heinrich Schliemann. Last, this course will investigate whether the famous Trojan War actually took place in history.

The Spanish Conquistadors in La Florida

The Adventures and Misadventures of the Early Spanish Explorers in Florida

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history

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Students: 6832, Price: Free

Students: 6832, Price:  Free

This course will provide an historical survey of how Spain found and named La Florida, and their attempts to explore and settle here. The early conquistadors faced tremendous dangers and difficulties in Florida. Finally, Pedro Menendez was successful in founding St. Augustine in 1565. Even then the Spanish faced opposition from the other countries of France and England, and eventually, England would assume ownership of Florida, with the United States finally possessing Florida.

This course includes eight lectures. The lectures begin with a discussion of 15th and 16th century Spain, and how Spain came to the Caribbean Islands, where eventually they found the land they named La Florida. The next lectures summarize the Conquistadors who attempted to explore and settle the land, concluding with Pedro Menendez who was finally successful at St. Augustine. There follows a short overview of the rest of the history of Spanish Florida until the time when the United States assumed control in 1819. Finally, there is a concluding lecture that draws conclusions and notes the legacy of Spanish Florida.

A person can finish all of the lectures in about 70 minutes, and there are student notes and self-check quiz with each lecture (except the introduction lecture). There is also a select bibliography, and a final crossword puzzle with the last lecture.

The USA 1930-2000

American History for Everyone

Created by Thomas Rogers - Passionate teacher

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Students: 6527, Price: Free

Students: 6527, Price:  Free

*LINKS TO QUIZZES IN LECTURE NOTES*

In Section 1, you will explore the major economic, social and political changes that occurred for different groups in American Society. Beginning with the impact of the Great Depression on society in the USA in the 1930's, you will then see how America recovered through Roosevelt's New Deal. After the war, America became a certified “superpower" and in the remainder of the unit you will explore how that status changed the lives of women and young people in particular. You will finish Section 1 by focusing on the Presidencies of Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan.

In Section 2, you will explore the incredible changes that occurred for Black people in the USA between 1929 and 2000. Beginning with the plight of Black people in the 1930s including the role of the KKK and the Jim Crow Laws, you will then move on to look at how WW2 was a turning point for many Black Americans. You will then embark on a journey through some of the biggest events in the civil rights era and explore how the likes of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X influenced change. Finally, you will consider how much change had actually taken place by the year 2000.

Master writing by writing mindfully

Tips from mindfulness and mind wandering to improve your writing style, habits, and attitude. Become a mindful writer.

Created by Mike X Cohen - Neuroscientist, writer, professor

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Students: 6337, Price: $19.99

Students: 6337, Price:  Paid

What is this course about?

This is an unconventional course. I take a different approach to teaching writing skills. Sure, you can memorize a bunch of grammar rules and fancy-sounding words; you can read the classic writing style guides. Those are good uses of your time, and obviously you need a decent grasp of grammar. But memorizing rules and words won't make you a better writer.

I've read tons of style books and websites, and took several writing courses in university. And what did I learn? I learned that all good advice on being a better writer is basically the same, except no one says it in a straight forward way. So let me spare you the time and effort: Good writing comes from mindful writing.

What is mindful writing? It's basically taking principles of mindfulness and applying them to writing and editing. I take a psychological and experiential approach to becoming a better writer. I think this is much more fruitful than taking a purely technical/academic approach. That's because I believe that being a good writer comes from having the right mindset. And that mindset is what I focus on in this course.

What will you learn in this course?

You will learn about mindfulness and acceptance and how to apply these to your writing. You will learn different kinds of mind wandering and how the right style of mind wandering can promote creative problem-solving. You will learn how to deal with writer's block. And you will learn concrete tips along with real examples of improving sloppy writing.

Why is the instructor qualified to teach this?

I've published four books (and am working on two more right now!) and over 100 research articles. I've received praise for my clear and easy writing style for decades. And several of my teachers when I was a kid told me I should be a writer when I grow up ;)