This course takes you on a journey from the Big Bang until today while addressing key questions in their fields. You will learn about cosmic history, the history of Earth and life, and human history. Gain a better understanding of how everything around you became the way it is today.
This course is a fascinating voyage through time, from the Big Bang until today, addressing fundamental questions in various fields of study. As you embark on this journey, you will gain a deeper understanding of how everything around you came to be, and how the underlying mechanisms of big history have shaped our world and will continue to shape its future.
Through a series of engaging lessons, you will learn about the cosmic history of our universe, exploring topics such as the Big Bang, elementary particles, fundamental forces, and the history of our solar system. You will delve into the history of life on Earth, examining how evolution has led to the incredible diversity of species we see around us today, and how the evolution of the brain has shaped our consciousness and influenced human history.
Moving into human history, you will explore the emergence of agriculture, the role of religion and state religion, the impact of climate change on civilizations, and the consequences of the Industrial Revolution on our environment and financial systems. You will also gain insights into the development of artificial intelligence and its potential influence on our future.
Along the way, you will develop the skill of using the little big history approach to put smaller subjects into a bigger perspective, helping you to understand how everything is connected and how seemingly unrelated events have contributed to the world we live in today.
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of our world. Whether you’re a lifelong learner or a curious beginner, the Little Big History Journey will take you on a fascinating exploration of our past, present, and future.