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Welcome to this Big History course! In this course, renowned scientists and scholars from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will take you on a journey from the Big Bang until today while addressing key questions in their fields. After completing this journey you will have developed a better understanding of how you and everything around you became the way they are today. You will also have gained an understanding of the underlying mechanisms that have helped shape the history of everything and how they wil help shape the future. Last but not least, you will have developed the skill to use this knowledge to put smaller subjects into a bigger perspective with the aid of the little big history approach, which can help you develop some new ideas on these smaller subjects....
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Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Spanish...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
Clock
24 minutos para concluir

Introduction

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Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 24 min)
Video4 videos
How big is big history?6min
What are little big histories?4min
Can big history reunify all our knowledge?7min
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Cosmic History

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Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 80 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
What are the elementary particles our universe is made of?9min
What are the fundamental forces that determine how our universe behaves?7min
Is our Standard Model of elementary particles and fundamental forces complete?6min
Why are massive stars so important to us?6min
How do stars die?7min
What does our cosmic neighbourhood look like?9min
Does our Solar System have a history?7min
What is underlying all of big history?9min
Reading2 leituras
A tour of cosmic history10min
Little Big History Example Connections10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Cosmic history16min
Week
2
Clock
4 horas para concluir

The History of Earth and Life

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Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 90 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video10 videos
How did evolution lead to the incredible diversity of life we see around us?11min
Why do species look the way they do and how are they all related?9min
How did life develop on the early Earth?5min
What happened on our planet during mass extinctions?8min
Why has our Earth cooled over the past millions of years?8min
How can understanding the evolution of the brain help us understand human history?8min
How did brain evolution lead to the development of our consciousness?9min
Can we understand the evolution of our species without the aid of sexual selection?7min
Can we develop a theory of the biosphere?9min
Reading2 leituras
A tour of the history of Earth and life10min
Little Big History Example Connections10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The history of Earth and life16min
Week
3
Clock
5 horas para concluir

Human History

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Reading
15 vídeos (Total de 139 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video15 videos
Can big history tell us something new about the emergence of agriculture?6min
What is the use of religion in the history of our species?9min
Why did states, writing and state religion emerge together?10min
How are civilizations influenced by climate change?13min
When did globalization begin and what did it mean to different people across the globe?8min
How was life in Europe affected by early globalization?7min
What made industrial production possible?9min
What are the main consequences of the Industrial Revolution?10min
What have been the consequences of the Industrial Revolution for our environment?9min
How is our international financial system developing?10min
How are financial institutions affecting society?6min
How is artificial intelligence developing?9min
How will artificial intelligence influence your future?5min
Can we construct a theory of human history?14min
Reading1 leituras
A tour of human history10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Human history16min
Week
4
Clock
2 horas para concluir

Wrap up

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Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 14 min), 1 teste
Video2 videos
What can big history tell us about the short term future?6min
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Melhores avaliações

por RRJun 23rd 2018

Everyone should do this course! The ongoing assignment is challenging but well worth the effort - it will open your eyes to connections that you may never have thought about.

por SCMay 21st 2017

Fantastic diversity of top teachers from so many disciplines all tied together to show the Big Picture! Thank you all!

Instrutores

Esther Quaedackers

Lecturer in Big History
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies - Faculty of Science

Sobre University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

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