It is a big history course, giving bird eye view of evolution of humankind from hunter-gathers to present day knowledge workers. The course analyzes long periods of time and is divided into four sections:
Part 1: Cognitive Revolution (about 70,000 years ago)
Part 2: Agriculture Revolution (about 12,000 years ago)
Part 3: Unification of Humankind
Part 4: Scientific Revolution (last 500 years)
Each section has several lectures with the total of 17. The course ran from 10-Aug-2013 to 31-Dec-2013.
It is an highly opinionated account of history, full of contentious claims and ideas. I disagree with the Professor in many of the views expressed in the lectures, still it is a fascinating journey through history, albeit with a different perspective.