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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 Matt O

Jun 11, 2021

This is an excellent course for anyone interested in the origins of life and the complexity of the universe.

By Mellissa E

Aug 10, 2016

So many new awesome things to learn from this course. I enjoy checking out the provided resources as well.

By Adrita S

Feb 1, 2021

It was a great useful course! I learned a lot!

I prefer all the science lover students to join this course

By Изабела Ш

Jun 28, 2018

Brilliant, engaging, packed with current scientific knowledge facts, easy to follow. All in all addictive.

By Chloe P

Jun 3, 2017

I loved this course! The content was super interesting and a joy to learn about it. I recommend it to all!

By Bruno L d S

Jan 19, 2016

A super well structured course with high quality lectures and enveloped in a deeply interesting narrative.


Dec 7, 2015

An interesting perspective. I hadn't thought of combining all history into one outlook before. Thanks.

By Kathleen N

Oct 25, 2017

Extremely interesting with good resources and a good amount of work. Thank you for providing this course.

By Aakriti C

Oct 16, 2016

Exceptional course! I learned so much in such a little span of time. :) Would recommend it to everyone.

By Leela Y

Feb 12, 2016

I love how experts from a variety of different fields of studies participated in creating this course!

By Kateryna S

Jun 7, 2016

Liked the way course is organized, posing questions at the beginning of each lecture is a great idea.

By Synthia K

May 18, 2022

Excellent Course. Truely makes you reflect on how far life has come and our place in the universe.

By Εύη Σ

Feb 9, 2021

Great instructors and their virtual work. Attend Big History, there is much to gain in knowledge.

By Mike B

Dec 29, 2020

I loved this course - it was amazing and allowed me to go in depth about topics that interest me.

By cristobal m r

Aug 30, 2020

Great course! opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking of History and all sciences at onces

By Danielle D

May 5, 2016

This course has taught me so much and is very detailed and in depth. I recommend this to anyone

By Pietro D A

Jan 8, 2021

Inspiring lectures, papers and links. I will for sure use those references in the near future

By Mariano G U

Apr 16, 2020

Overall very interesting.

Though I find improvable the second part of the course (week 4-5-6).

By Haniyah B

Jun 5, 2017

I really enjoy studying this course. They explain all the topics in a detailed way.

Great job!

By Caroline B

Dec 27, 2016

An amazing and very insightful course. This is the one origin story I will tell from now on.

By Miguel M R

Sep 19, 2016

Muy buen curso! en verdad provee informacion precisa y de manera muy didactica, recomendado!

By Marlene F

Aug 23, 2016

I have really enjoyed all of the lectures just for my own personal knowledge! ! Well done!

By Steven R P

Jun 9, 2016

An excellent introduction to this fascinating new approach to history (and everything else).

By Taylor W

Jul 12, 2021

It allowed for me to explore other areas of learning that i would never have thought about.

By Shristi M

Jun 27, 2020

Exceptionally good teachers with so much knowledge to share

A wonderful experience

Thank you