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History

History courses are offered at many different academic institutions across the globe. There are options for history courses to be studied online, through distance learning, or in a classroom setting, as part of a degree program or for a certificate or diploma.

Professionals from all industries and backgrounds have studied history courses but history also produces its own professionals. People working as historians, librarians, sociologists, anthropologists and teachers all enjoy the important discipline of history in their professions. There are many different history courses available, such as history of medicine, American history, European history, war, Cappadocia, art history, and many more.

Whether you are seeking professional development or new skills and knowledge, history courses can help you become a stronger, more well-rounded professional in the highly competitive international job market. Take a look through the history courses below to learn more!

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Rome - History & Classics

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

Our History & Classics Program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the archaeological, political, religious, and intellectual history of Italy—from ancient to current day. Choose from a variety of courses exploring the topography, archaeology, history, urban infrastructure, works of arts, mythology, and Latin literature and epigraphy of Rome. [+]

Why Rome?

With thousands of years of well-documented history, including countless writings, amazing archaeological sites, monuments, sculptures, and other artifacts, there is no better city to study History and Classics than Rome.

Today, on top of all of the history, Rome is a thriving European capital, with important roles in international politics and business. Study the effect of the past on the present in a city that has not only survived, but flourished over most of its 2,500+ year history.

What You'll Study

Our History & Classics Program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the archaeological, political, religious, and intellectual history of Italy—from ancient to current day. Choose from a variety of courses exploring the topography, archaeology, history, urban infrastructure, works of arts, mythology, and Latin literature and epigraphy of Rome. All of the courses offered in this program feature numerous course-related trips to museums, sites, and monuments. Imagine studying the rise of the Roman Empire and taking a day trip to explore Hadrian’s Villa as part of your coursework. Or studying totalitarian regimes in Italy and Europe and visiting the WWII landmarks in and around Rome.... [-]


Rome January Term Course - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2019 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. [+]

Overview

Rome, the eternal city, offers a wide variety of exciting experiences for study abroad students. More than 2,500 years of history have formed the city’s unique character, and walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. While the past is inescapable in Rome, the contemporary city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis of 3 million people. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church.

Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church and to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with the early centuries of Christianity.... [-]


London Direct Enrollment - SOAS, University of London

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom London Hong Kong + 1 more

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). [+]

Overview

There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits! This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London will help you make the most of your experience abroad. London will be your classroom. Involvement in the local community or a student club enriches your learning experiences and provides excellent opportunities for cultural integration. We want you to feel at home in England, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in London. Our housing options provide you opportunities to meet and make new friends, while our cultural events familiarize you with the city of London.... [-]


Course in Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Use literary and archaeological evidence to see how ancient Greeks and Romans approached health, well-being, and societal issues. [+]

Understand Greek and Roman approaches to health and well-being

What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what well-being meant in ancient times?

This online course will help you investigate these questions, using both literary and archaeological evidence, to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.

We will divide the body up into organs and systems, using each to explore ancient theories on the structure and function of the human body.

We will discover what ancient societies thought about topics that we still wrestle with today – from the relationship between mind and body to sexuality, aging, and gender.

What topics will you cover? What is health? Ancient and modern perspectives on health and disease Medicine, religion, and magic Using online resources Vision: theories of sight, approaches to eye disease, including drugs and surgery Body modifications Diet and digestion Human waste: using evidence from toilets and sewers Conception and birth: theories and practices Ideal bodies and disabled bodies The health of the army: recruiting and treating soldiers What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course : World War 1: A History in 100 Stories

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 5 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering, and loss from newly released historical archives. [+]

25 April 2015 marked the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings.

The Gallipoli Campaign was Australia and New Zealand’s first major military engagement in World War 1. The Anzacs went on to fight in Palestine, Egypt and the Western Front and suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any allied army.

Often confronting, always challenging, this course involves a critical examination of a conflict that changed the world.

This free online course is part of the 100 Stories Project at Monash University, commemorating the Anzac centenary and exploring the cost of war. The course will coincide with ANZAC Day on 25th April and suggests new and more inclusive ways of remembering.

Go on a journey across the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front on which the war was fought and into the homes of the ordinary people who suffered it. ... [-]

Course : A History of Royal Food and Feasting

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 5 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Chart the history of royal food in the splendor of royal palaces. [+]

Explore the history of royal food through the tastes of five key monarchs.

From the Tudors to the 20th century you’ll join expert historians, curators and food scientists from the University of Reading and Historic Royal Palaces, and indulge in the changing tastes of successive generations of royalty and experience the splendor of their palaces. We’ll take an intimate look behind the scenes at some of the most incredible palaces in England; Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace, Elizabeth I at the Tower of London, George I at Hampton Court Palace, George III at Kew Palace and Victoria at Kensington Palace.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: King Henry VIII and Hampton Court Palace... [-]


Course : A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 3 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Understand where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today and where it might go next. [+]

History can offer us a unique insight into the public health problems, policies, and practices of the past, and is of critical importance to our understanding of healthcare in the contemporary world.

This online course will offer you an opportunity to bring the past into conversation with the present, enabling you to set the changing nature of public health in post-war Britain in context with changes seen today.

What topics will you cover? How the meaning and scope of public health has changed in Britain over the last 70 years The nature of public health services and their shifting relationship to local government and the National Health Service Individual responsibility for public health How chronic disease became a key challenge for public health The persistence of infectious disease and the appearance of new conditions like HIV/AIDS Socioeconomic status and its impact on public health Health education techniques, tactics, and effectiveness Attempts to use regulations to improve public health The limits of public health, its successes, and failures over time. What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in England in the Time of King Richard III

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world. [+]

The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world.

In this free online course, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester address a broad set of themes about the England Richard would have inhabited in the 15th century and look back at his rediscovery and reinterment.

Explore the Wars of the Roses

The political scene in the 15th century was dominated by savage dynastic warfare – the Wars of the Roses - in which allegiances and power shifted among an aristocratic clique, with devastating outcomes.

The century also saw the abandonment of many villages through general population decline and a shift towards greater use of the land for pasture farming. But demand for labour meant that the prosperity of working people rose, and towards the end of the century, the introduction of printing transformed access to literacy and books.... [-]


Course in WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course, you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film. [+]

The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

You will explore recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home, as well as researching WW1 art and reflecting upon a painting you have chosen. You will then move on to explore contemporary German film, consolidating your learning by reviewing a recent book, film, or TV programme about the First World War.

What topics will you cover? Analysis of recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home Researching posters: use of words and images to invoke emotions about heroism World War 1: how ideas about heroism changed from 1914 onwards Heroism and film: exploring the differences between current images of World War 1 heroes in Germany, France, and Britain Film reviews: contrasting ways in which the meaning of World War 1 is constructed and debated in Germany today What will you achieve? Reflect on how the First World War affected the heroic ideals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Assess WW1 posters and interpret the message that each poster would have given to those signing up during the war years. Explore art from WW1 and discuss thoughts with other students. Curate an exhibition of paintings of WW1 heroes and heroines to help reflect on the... [-]

Course From World War to White Heat: the RAF in the Cold War

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course is a collaboration between the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museums and the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. It will introduce you to some of the major turning points in the history of Britain in the post-1945 era. [+]

This free online course is a collaboration between the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museums and the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. It will introduce you to some of the major turning points in the history of Britain in the post-1945 era.

Explore the changing role of the RAF during the Cold War

Guided by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian, RAF Museum, and Dr Emmett Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in History, Royal Holloway, the course will examine:

The role of the RAF in the early Cold War period; RAF’s operations across the globe in an era of decolonisation; Britain’s decision to develop a nuclear deterrent; The development of the RAF’s strategic nuclear capability, the V-Force; The role of the RAF in defending UK airspace; The re-focus on NATO after East of Suez and the transfer of the strategic nuclear role to the Royal Navy; The RAF’s contribution to NATO. Consider how the RAF is remembered and memorialised ... [-]

Course in Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

The British Empire was the largest empire ever seen. It ruled over a quarter of the world’s population and paved the way for today’s global economy. But British imperialism isn’t without controversy, and it continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians today. This free online course will help you understand why. [+]

The British Empire was the largest empire ever seen. It ruled over a quarter of the world’s population and paved the way for today’s global economy. But British imperialism isn’t without controversy, and it continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians today. This free online course will help you understand why.

Explore the British Empire through six controversial themes

Over six weeks, we’ll explore the British Empire through six themes - money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

Along the way, you’ll be able to debate the questions these themes raise with learners from around the world and draw your own conclusions.... [-]


Course in Rome: a Virtual Tour of the Ancient City

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Take a guided tour around ancient Rome with University of Reading expert, Dr Matthew Nicholls, using his detailed, historically accurate and award-winning, 3D digital model of this awe-inspiring city. [+]

Take a guided tour around ancient Rome with University of Reading expert, Dr Matthew Nicholls, using his detailed, historically accurate and award-winning, 3D digital model of this awe-inspiring city.

Immerse yourself in the architecture and history of Ancient Rome

Join Matthew on a walk around the city of Rome, and ask yourself:

Why was this ancient city built where it was? Did all roads really lead to Rome? How was drinking water supplied to the city’s million inhabitants? Where did Romans worship their gods and meet their political masters? And which buildings provided a backdrop for the spectacular events that both celebrated emperors and secured the loyalty of the masses?... [-]


Course in Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Over four weeks, this free online course explores four ancient Near-Eastern cultures and how they interacted with each other 3,500 years ago. [+]

Over four weeks, this free online course explores four ancient Near-Eastern cultures and how they interacted with each other 3,500 years ago.

Tracking the Egyptian, Mitannian and Hittite superpowers

Travel, diplomacy, trade and warfare feature, as we track the ancient Egyptian, Mitannian and Hittite superpowers. We will see how they came into contact with each other in their efforts to extend their influence into the ever-contested Syria-Palestine lands.

We will examine objects from the University of Liverpool’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology - one of the most important collections of artifacts in the UK - enabling you to learn not only about the history of this period but also how experts use artifacts to reconstruct the past.... [-]


Course in Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Have you ever thought about how a composer or a writer make a living? Or how they make money to live their daily lives, just like other people? This course will explore the process of creators becoming professionals: how a marketplace and an industry have grown thanks to inventions like the 15th-century printing press. [+]

Have you ever thought about how a composer or a writer make a living? Or how they make money to live their daily lives, just like other people? This course will explore the process of creators becoming professionals: how a marketplace and an industry have grown thanks to inventions like the 15th-century printing press.

You’ll learn that this process began with the idea that artistic work is the property of creators and how this idea inspired a new industry based on copyright. You’ll also explore the various aspects of this process - looking at how technological enhancement, creativity and the legal dimensions of copyright are all closely linked.

Medieval to modern: understand how copyright has evolved... [-]


IGCSE History Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 300 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

History is the study of past events. To understand the present thoroughly, we need to look at past events and see how they are influencing the current state of the world. It would be impossible to understand the present social, economic and political climate without referring to the events of the 20th century. [+]

History is the study of past events. To understand the present thoroughly, we need to look at past events and see how they are influencing the current state of the world. It would be impossible to understand the present social, economic and political climate without referring to the events of the 20th century. Similarly, it would be difficult to understand the events of the 1900s without looking at the 1800s. This IGCSE History Distance Learning Course will teach you all you need to know to pass the exam.

Qualification: IGCSE History Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: CIE - Cambridge International Examinations Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 300 Hours - 12 Months Max Support Learning Outcomes Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of History Demonstrate an understanding of the past through explanation and analysis of: Causation Consequence Continuity Change Significance Syllabus Unit 1: 19th-century core content: The Development of Modern Nation States 1848-1914 Unit 2: Depth Study: Russia 1905-1941 Unit 3: 20th-century core content: International Relations since 1919 Unit 4: Depth Study: Israelis and Palestinians 1945-1994 Pre-requisites ... [-]