Best Free Humanities Courses

Find the best online Free 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.

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


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


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. 

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


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. 

Faith Working Through Love

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

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor


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.

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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


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.

Reading Scripture in Public

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

Created by N.T. Wright - Professor


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


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 - 


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


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


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


Students: 6527, Price: Free


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.

Germany 1919-1947

Nazi Germany in a nutshell

Created by Thomas Rogers - Passionate teacher


Students: 6176, Price: Free


Section 1: Have you ever wondered how Adolf Hitler became leader of Germany, then you are about to find out. How did a man who was such a "down and out" in the 1920's become the "Fuhrer" of the German Nation and its people?

Section 2: Hitler and the Nazi's made huge changes to German life. In this unit, you will explore how Hitler effected the life of women, the young, Christians and the Jews.

Section 3: The war started well for Germany but by 1943, the tide had turned. In this unit, you will discover how Hitler lost the war from a position of seeming victory. Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of how life on the homefront in Germany seemed to go from bad to worse for many of its citizens.

BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt

Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of lectures presented in a symposium style.

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


Students: 6038, Price: Free

    The world has always been a colourful place. But do we see the colours of our modern world in exactly the same way that the people of ancient Egypt saw the colours of their land? This course will help you to consider how the ancients viewed their world by introducing you to a remarkable, vibrant time and place: a place where the sea was not blue, but green.

    See the Ancient World Through Different Eyes

    ·Learn how the ancient Egyptians regarded the colours blue, green and “grue”

    ·Examine the technology of ancient glass making

    ·Explore aspects of ancient art and sculpture

    · "Meet” some ancient Egyptian letter-writers

    Contents and Overview

    This course takes the form of a symposium which presents a series of lectures given by world-renowned Egyptologists.

    Dr Steven Snape - University of Liverpool

    Professor Paul Nicholson - Cardiff University

    Dr Campbell Price - Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum

    Dr Glenn Godenho - Lecturer in Egyptology at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester

    Each lecturer reflects on an aspect of the colour "blue" which has inspired them in their work. The different experts take very different approaches to their subject, yet together their work forms an expert guide to aspects of the art, archaeology, language and technology of the dynastic age. It forms a scholarly yet accessible introduction to the different, and very colourful, world of the pharaohs.

    The course consists of five lectures plus additional information. It will take between four and five hours to complete. By the end of the course you will have acquired a valuable understanding and appreciation of Egypt’s dynastic age.

The Battle of the Crater

A most unusual battle of the American Civil War

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history


Students: 5734, Price: Free

This short course describes one of the most unusual and ironic battles of the American Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30, 1864 outside Petersburg, Virginia. What should have been a stunning breakthrough and victory turned out to be a catastrophic defeat. This course also displays many leaders at their very worst, and also, some leaders at their best.

The course begins with a short introduction to set the context for the battle. Then the lectures focus on the Union effort to secretly dig a tunnel beneath the Confederate lines, and plant tons of explosives underneath. The explosion of this mine should open the way through the lines and break the stalemate outside the city of Petersburg.

In this course, students will find out what happened instead, including a lot of errors that compounded as the battle ensued. In the last lectures, there will be a conclusion, an epilogue, and a short oral quiz.

The course is intended for those High School age and up, and requires just the ability to view and hear video lectures, and perhaps a word processor for the bibliography at the end of the course. There are nine lectures, and the time to complete the lectures is only about one hour.

The RMS Lusitania

Tragedy on the Atlantic, May 7, 1915

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history


Students: 5309, Price: Free

This course on the RMS Lusitania was created to memorialize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of this ocean liner on May 7, 1915. In 25 video lectures, lasting almost four hours, this course will survey the complete history of the Lusitania. Included are class notes, quizzes, and extra links to videos or articles.

The Lusitania went into service as one of the largest, most luxurious, and fastest liners. It transported saloon class, second class, and third class passengers between New York and Liverpool, England.

However, when the Great War began, the Lusitania was used by the British government and Royal Navy to transport munitions from the United States to England, while still functioning as a passenger liner. This course will describe the tensions from performing both of these roles, as well as the German outrage over the munitions supplies being shipped.

The course will focus especially on that last voyage, including the stories of some of the passengers. The lectures will combine the accounts of the U20 German U-boat and the Lusitania, as well as the decisions and actions of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic concerning the ship. After the successful U-boat attack upon the Lusitania, the lectures will focus upon the crew and passengers and their efforts to save themselves and their loved ones. We will also look at the rescuers, and the significant efforts of the people of Queenstown, Ireland.

The lectures will cover both the immediate and long-term aftermath, including various inquiries held to assign responsibility, as well as underwater explorations of the Lusitania site. The course will end with an epilogue, conclusions, and a last lecture concerning the memory of the Lusitania from 1915 to 1917, when the United States entered the Great War.

Welcome aboard this course!

Victory or Death: General Washington at Trenton & Princeton

General Washington at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history


Students: 4888, Price: Free

This short course will present two pivotal battles in the American Revolution, the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. These battles helped revive the cause for those fighting against England for independence. There are 13 video lectures, totaling approximately 2 hours. The lectures include over 270 Powerpoint slides to help visualize the material. There are also links to read or listen to "The American Crisis", written by Thomas Paine, and a bibliography in APA format. There are also weekly student notes and self-check quizzes, and a final crossword puzzle.

This course is for all adults, high school and above, and it should appeal to anyone who loves a good dramatic account in history, and to those who appreciate the unexpected victories of those perceived as 'underdogs'.

Quran Study Program

Application of the Quran in daily life

Created by CPS International - Centre for Peace and Spirituality


Students: 3611, Price: Free

The Quran Study Program aims to help participants understand the wisdom of the

Quran, derive principles from its verses to apply in life. Developed as self-study material, it aims at helping people discover and realize God, understand His Creation Plan and develop Muzakka (purified) personalities that live a peaceful life by applying

Quranic wisdom. In becoming accountable to their Creator, people become duty-conscious to their

fellowmen, thus, laying the foundation of a peaceful society in this world, in the hope of being found

deserving of Paradise in the next world by Almighty God.

Writing The West: Literature & Place

Writers in the South West

Created by Matthew Wood - Technical Support


Students: 3405, Price: Free

This free online course offers learners the opportunity to
explore the work of four writers or groups of writers from the Romantic
& Victorian era with strong links to Bristol and the South West.
The course covers Bristol’s Romantic poets (Samuel Taylor
Coleridge, Robert Lovell, Robert Southey), Mary Shelley, Jane Austen,
and Thomas Hardy, and addresses the following two overarching questions:

  • What has been the importance of place to writers in the South West?
  • What is the importance of writers to places in the South West today?

The course invites learners to consider how the
featured writers were inspired by the landscapes and cityscapes
of Bristol, Bath, and the West of England and how they engaged in a local or
regional context with social and political issues of national
importance. Learners will also consider how these same writers are
remembered today and how they contribute to the cultural economy of the
region; here in particular there will be scope for learners to share
their own knowledge and experiences in an interactive learning

Orson Welles and the 1938 The War of the Worlds Broadcast

A Short Course Overview of the Background, Event, Panic and Legacy

Created by Gerald Franz - Professor of history


Students: 3390, Price: Free

In the 19th century, the planet Mars became the darling of astronomers, and there was a lot of speculation about life on Mars. Science fiction writers like H. G. Wells picked up on this, so that Mars became the origin of many hostile invasions in literature and the emerging electronic media in the 20th century. This media included radio, which by 1938 had become an important source of both entertainment and news. The overseas news bulletins were especially esteemed because they brought up-to-the-minute news concerning the growing threat of a major war because of militant leaders in Japan, Germany and Italy. Many were saying that America would be drawn in to such an awful conflict.

Orson Welles, always working to increase the ratings of their Mercury Theater, decided to adapt H. G. Wells’ novel “The War of the Worlds” to their present time, using special news bulletins to draw the audience into the spreading invasion. Our society could hardly have been primed better for the effectiveness of this broadcast.

Many tuned in to the broadcast after the introduction, and became convinced through those news bulletins that America was being invaded by powerful aliens from Mars. The resultant panic choked communication lines and befuddled city and police officials. This class will provide a broad introduction to the broadcast, links to listen to or read the original broadcast, and a survey of the reactions across this nation and Canada. A final section will consider the legacy of the radio program and a conclusion.

There are supplemental documents that provide recommended resources, and a final bibliography in APA format. The course comprises 6 Sections, with approximately an hour and a half of video storytelling, and links to the listen to or read the original play (approximately 45 minutes). Students should be able to complete the course in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Cash Flow Statement Analysis with LIVE DEMO in almost 1 hour

CFS Analysis for Students of BCOM BBA MBA MCOM Analysts

Created by Nitin Goel - Instructor at Udemy for Accounting and Finance


Students: 3259, Price: Free

This course has been developed looking at the world over requirement by the students and new analysts who want to analyse the company performances on various parameters. one of them is Cash Flow Statement Analysis

This Course is not about accounting framework rather its about analytical framework and students can learn to differentiate between the two in an easy way with live demo.

Paradigm shifts: Reframing large societal shifts

Changing your thinking and actions according to fundamental societal shifts

Created by Karim Benammar, Ph.D. - Philosopher and author


Students: 3212, Price: Free

This course is part of a series:

  • Reframing Corona - using Reframing and Paradigm Shifts to rethink life and work during a global pandemic

  • Reframing personal questions: see my Reframing Your Life course.

  • Reframing work, organisations, leadership, and business models: see my Innovation Mindset course.

  • Reframing societal change: this course.

Why is the world the way that is is now? How did it get to be this way, and how will it change in the future? What fundamental changes are upon us, and how will this affect me?

A paradigm is a way of looking at the world, and a way of acting in the world. We live our lives according to fundamental paradigms in our society: what we eat, how we work, how we consume, how we travel... Recognizing and understanding these paradigms allows us to understand the world around us, and the fundamental changes that we are going through.

Criminal Justice

Imagining Justice In Society (+ free certificate)

Created by Piet Gotlieb - Head of Education at UtopiaCraft


Students: 2914, Price: Free

In this course, you will learn about the causes of crime and criminal behavior, the ethics of criminal behavior and punishment thereof, and to tackle contemporary problems in the criminal justice systems in the industrialized world, such as racial inequalities. Additionally, you will gain crucial nuanced and intricate reasoning skills, key to any social scientist or intellectual person. But most of all, learning is fun, and you will hopefully have a lot of fun as well. Plus, this course is free!

The course consists of four modules:

- Criminal Ethics

- Race and Justice

- Punitive Ethics

- Criminology

The Bible – Book of 2 Peter – 5 Lessons

Bible Study of the letter of 2 Peter and the lessons individuals can draw from one of the great apostles!

Created by Boomy Tokan - Pastor


Students: 2866, Price: Free

This may be one the obscure books of the Bible and may rank with Obadiah in the Old Testament – in terms of least studied books.

However this book of the Bible is just as insightful as some of the popular books. Peter displays his apostolic authority that goes beyond the time spent our LORD and teaches how we can partake of the divine nature he experienced firsthand.

Our objective here is to enjoy a brief historical summary; then dive into at least five lessons (Plus a Business Lesson) we as individuals can learn from in the our generation.


2 Peter illustrates profound truths about:

  • What JESUS has achieved for you
  • What you need to do to access your inheritance
  • False teachers
  • GOD’s promises
  • The End-Times
  • Love
  • Transformation
  • Enrichment


I hope that just as other books of the Bible have been a blessing to you; 2 Peter will rank as one of your favourites after this course!


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The plan B: “ What to do after CAT ?

The battle is not done till it is done..refocus &reorient towards all MBA exams after CAT..

Created by Vinay Modi - Coach,Interview specialist , CAT Trainer &Career counselor


Students: 2525, Price: Free

CAT exam is always a double edged sword &leaves aspirants with mix feelings .Majority of the students are either uncertain or disappointed ,since the exam leaves them in a quandary. The best step is to take a dispassionate look at all important options which are yet to be exercised &prepare unique strategy for next two months forthcoming exams. The course encapsulates tangible&intangible dimensions ranging from  "striking a balance between speed&accuracy , having an effective strategy, using vocabulary in a different way,effecting changes in ones lifestyle , focusing on IQ v/s EQ & analyzing past performances." This course can act as a catalyst , energizer & bring freshness in the way students approach their career.