Took ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ from Coursera

Took ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ from Coursera

Completed ‘A Brief History of Humankind’ course taught by Mr. Yuval Noah Harari from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The course is offered through Coursera platform.

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.

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