HIST211: Introduction to United States History - Colonial Period to Reconstruction
Workload: 163 hours
This course is comprised of a range of different free online materials which will introduce you to United States history from the colonial period to the Civil War and Reconstruction. You will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in America during this 250-year period. The course will be structured chronologically, with each unit focusing on a significant historical subject in early American history. The units will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as the development of British America, the founding of the American republic, and the crisis of the federal union that led to the Civil War. By the end of the course, you will understand how the American federal union was founded, expanded, and tested from 1776 to its collapse in 1861.
Unit 1: Creating British America
Unit 2: A New Nation Forms
Unit 3: The Early Republic
Unit 4: Democracy in America
Unit 5: North and South
Unit 6: An Age of Reform and Resistance
Unit 7: Westward Expansion
Unit 8: Impending Crisis
Unit 9: Secession
Unit 10: The Civil War
Unit 11: Reconstruction
Unit 12: Final Exam
Final Exam, Answers
HIST212: Introduction to United States History - Reconstruction to the Present
Workload: 142.5 hours
This course will introduce you to United States history from the end of the Civil War in 1865 through the first decade of the twenty-first century. You will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in America during this nearly 150-year period. The course will be structured chronologically, with each unit focusing on a significant historical subject. The units will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as the growth and expansion of political representation and civil rights in America, industrial development and economic change, race and ethnicity in American society, and cultural change over time. These primary documents offer you insights into the thinking of people who directly witnessed and experienced these historical developments. By the end of the course, you will understand how the United States grew from a relatively weak and divided agricultural nation into a cohesive military and industrial superpower by the beginning of the twenty-first century.
U.S. History since 1877 (HIST 2020)
By East Tennessee State University
Workload: 80 hours
This free, online college class will familiarize students with the historical development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present (or thereabout). We will examine social, political, and economic change in the Americas in order to understand better the emergence of the United States as a world power and contemporary issues confronting the United States.
Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe
By Arizona State University via edX
Workload: 144 hours
This course will provide a general outline of European history from Ancient times through 1500 AD, covering a variety of European historical periods and cultures, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Celtic, Frankish and others.
What you'll learn
- Think critically about the development of people politically, socially, and economically
- Evaluate evolution of political systems and their contribution to western society
- Understand the changing social role of religion in European society
- Explore the changing relations between Ancient and Medieval Europe and the world beyond
HIST103: World history in the early modern and modern eras (1600-Present)
This course will present a comparative overview of world history from the 17th century to the present era. You will examine the origins of major economic, political, social, cultural, and technological trends of the past 400 years and explore the impact of these trends on world societies. This course will be structured chronologically and thematically, with each unit focusing on a significant historical subject. The units will include representative primary-source documents and images that illustrate important overarching themes, such as the emergence of modern nation-states, the economic and technological interactions between Western and non-Western peoples, the changing social and cultural perceptions about religion and the state, and the development of physical and virtual networks of information exchange.
- Unit 1: Global Networks of Exchange in the 1600s
- Unit 2: Conflict and Empire in the 1600s and 1700s
- Unit 3: Religious, Intellectual, and Political Revolutions in the 1600s-1800s
- Unit 4: Scientific and Industrial Revolutions of the 1600s and 1700s
- Unit 5: New Imperialism during the Long 19th Century
- Unit 6: World War I
- Unit 7: The Rise of Totalitarian States in the 20th Century
- Unit 8: The Second World War and the New World Order
- Unit 9: The Cold War and Decolonization
- Unit 10: Global Society in a Post-Cold War World
- Optional Course Evaluation Survey
- Final Exam
POLSC232: American Government
American Government belongs to the Saylor.org CLEP® PREP Program. In taking this version of POLSC232, you will master the subject of American Government and Politics. This course is also designed to prepare you to take the CLEP exam in American Government.
Intro to Psychology
San José State University via Udacity
Workload: 96 hours
Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology
Lesson 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Lesson 3: The Biology of Behavior
Lesson 4: Sensation and Perception
Lesson 5: Human Development
Lesson 6: Consciousness
Lesson 7: Learning
Lesson 8: Memory
Lesson 9: Language and Thought
Lesson 10: Intelligence
Lesson 11: Motivation and Emotion
Lesson 12: Stress and Health
Lesson 13: Personality
Lesson 14: Social Behavior
Lesson 15: Psychological Disorders
Lesson 16: Treatments for Psychological Disorders
Introduction to Sociology
By the University of Texas of the Permian Basin via edX
Scheduled MOOC (Access to Archived course material)
Workload: 36 hours
This course is designed to look critically and analytically through different sociological perspectives, including the functionalist, interactionist, conflict and feminist, to help us realize the extent to which society guides our thoughts and actions. The course material provides a fresh, new look at societies and cultures—more objective, full of inquiry and analysis, striving towards social justice and change. Sociology urges us to draw connections between public issues and personal problems, to see the strange as familiar and the familiar as strange, and to examine biography in a historical and social context.
Issues of inequalities, social class, race, sexual orientation, disability, age and gender are critically examined within a global perspective in this course. You do not need any prior knowledge of sociological theories or methods to take this class. Bring your life experiences and knowledge, and see how the Sociological Imagination will allow you to dispel cultural myths and reframe reality.
This course will cover topics found on the CLEP Sociology exam.
What you'll learn
- Sociological perspectives to critically assess commonly held assumptions.
- Global perspectives on cultural diversity and interconnectedness.
- Inequalities, including race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and class.
- Institutions within the local, national and international arena.
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics
Workload: 134 hours
The main purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of how a country's economy works while trying to discern among good, better, and best choices for improving and/or maintaining a nation's standard of living and level of economic and societal well-being. Historical and contemporary perspectives on the roles and policies of government are part of the mix of interpretations and alternatives that surround questions of who or what gains and loses the most or least within a relatively small set of key interdependent players. In the broadest view, that set consists of households, consumers, savers, firm owners, investors, agency and elected officials, and global trading partners in which some wear many hats and face price considerations at two levels.
- Unit 1: Overview of Economics
- Unit 2: Macroeconomics: Goals, Measures, and Challenges
- Unit 3: Unemployment and Inflation
- Unit 4: Aggregate Economic Activities and Fluctuations
- Unit 5: Fiscal Policy
- Unit 6: Monetary Policy and Various Complexities behind Macroeconomic Policies
- Unit 7: International Trade
- Final Exam
Principles of Microeconomics
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics is an introductory undergraduate course that teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics. This course introduces microeconomic concepts and analysis, supply and demand analysis, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics. Students will also be introduced to the use of microeconomic applications to address problems in current economic policy throughout the semester.