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About the Course

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

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Jul 1, 2020

I absolutely LOVED Big History! It's so interesting and insightful!! I highly recommend everyone to take this course, you will learn a lot about the world! Thank you Professor Christian and Baker!! :)


Jan 6, 2016

Finally! A creation myth based on evidence and multiple scientific disciplines for all humans is here! The time for stories based on speculation and superstition for the chosen group is finally over.

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By Rushabh C

Sep 19, 2020

An exceptional course!!! Its interdisciplinary approach is just qunitessential.

By Mark E R

Oct 30, 2016

Very nice course, only minor issue is that the assignments were a tad easy

By Ian M

Aug 2, 2017

Useful in understanding the bigger context of time outside of history.

By Aman P

Jun 23, 2020

This is not just a course, this is an epiphany, a life-long learning.

By Berkan C

May 6, 2020

Good overview of Big History. But some recommended links didn't work

By Neylan P

Aug 3, 2020

Great course, but could have had more information on human history.

By Vipul A

Jan 20, 2017

It was very intuitive course with lots of example and explanation.

By Maxim B

May 14, 2020

Helpful, but most of the material is a recap from school program

By Muhammad A S

Sep 20, 2016

An excellent course indeed! Strongly recommended for 'everyone'!

By Emily D

Jun 16, 2020

I really enjoyed this course! Would definitely reccomend

By Jukka H

Apr 23, 2020

Nice course, very good perspectives and a great journey!

By Henry I

Apr 11, 2016

It is very good but it doesn't explain every thing

By Tony A

Feb 9, 2016

Good, engaging and thought-provoking course.


Nov 25, 2022

A very interesting and challenging course

By Якупов А

May 26, 2019

Global view of the evolution process.

By Medhedi

Apr 26, 2017

Excellent Cours.. Merci a tt l'équipe

By Patrick L

May 29, 2016

Very interesting and mind expanding.

By Md. R H

Apr 27, 2020

Good, thanks for the opportunity :)

By Robert S

Apr 19, 2016

Great ideas. Great course.


Oct 13, 2020

It is a very good course

By Tsambikos P

May 25, 2017

very good lessons!!

By Julio C N P

Mar 20, 2019

i like big history

By Chloe G

Apr 9, 2022

I really enjoyed this course and all of the teachers were really interesting. It would be great if someone could go through this course and check all of the links because most of the time, the links to websites and reading material were expired or led to deleted websites, this made it hard to complete the weekly quizzes. At the end, when there is an essay/ reflection, you have to mark three papers from other students work before you can complete the course but because students finish at different times, for me, there was no available submissions to mark for a couple of days. This became a little stressful as the due date grew closer. Overall, I loved this course and learned lots but addressing these issues would greatly improve the quality of this course.

By Atul P

Sep 16, 2020

Great course it really broaden my perspective and my vision and my ability to connect several of the inter -disciplinary fields !!

By Paolo S

Dec 18, 2015

The history of the universe, mainkind and the future in 6 weeks. A very short introduction but a good idea