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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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Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

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24 минуты на завершение

Introduction

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Reading
4 видео (всего 24 мин.)
Video4 видео
How big is big history?6мин
What are little big histories?4мин
Can big history reunify all our knowledge?7мин
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4 ч. на завершение

Cosmic History

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Reading
9 видео (всего 80 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video9 видео
What are the elementary particles our universe is made of?9мин
What are the fundamental forces that determine how our universe behaves?7мин
Is our Standard Model of elementary particles and fundamental forces complete?6мин
Why are massive stars so important to us?6мин
How do stars die?7мин
What does our cosmic neighbourhood look like?9мин
Does our Solar System have a history?7мин
What is underlying all of big history?9мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
A tour of cosmic history10мин
Little Big History Example Connections10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Cosmic history16мин

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4 ч. на завершение

The History of Earth and Life

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Reading
10 видео (всего 90 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video10 видео
How did evolution lead to the incredible diversity of life we see around us?11мин
Why do species look the way they do and how are they all related?9мин
How did life develop on the early Earth?5мин
What happened on our planet during mass extinctions?8мин
Why has our Earth cooled over the past millions of years?8мин
How can understanding the evolution of the brain help us understand human history?8мин
How did brain evolution lead to the development of our consciousness?9мин
Can we understand the evolution of our species without the aid of sexual selection?7мин
Can we develop a theory of the biosphere?9мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
A tour of the history of Earth and life10мин
Little Big History Example Connections10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The history of Earth and life16мин

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Human History

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Reading
15 видео (всего 139 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video15 видео
Can big history tell us something new about the emergence of agriculture?6мин
What is the use of religion in the history of our species?9мин
Why did states, writing and state religion emerge together?10мин
How are civilizations influenced by climate change?13мин
When did globalization begin and what did it mean to different people across the globe?8мин
How was life in Europe affected by early globalization?7мин
What made industrial production possible?9мин
What are the main consequences of the Industrial Revolution?10мин
What have been the consequences of the Industrial Revolution for our environment?9мин
How is our international financial system developing?10мин
How are financial institutions affecting society?6мин
How is artificial intelligence developing?9мин
How will artificial intelligence influence your future?5мин
Can we construct a theory of human history?14мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
A tour of human history10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Human history16мин

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Wrap up

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Reading
2 видео (всего 14 мин.), 1 тест
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What can big history tell us about the short term future?6мин
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автор: 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.

автор: SCMay 21st 2017

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

Преподаватель

Esther Quaedackers

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

О 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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