Free history at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online courses under its MITOpenCourseWare program. Among the many subjects offered is history.

From the website:

The MIT History Faculty offers about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern history.

Students are encouraged to study the past from a variety of perspectives - social, economic, cultural, and political - and to understand the world they inhabit as a product of historical processes.

Undergraduates can concentrate, minor, and major in History. In addition, the History Faculty collaborates with the MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and the Anthropology Program, to offer the doctoral program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology.

Courses offered include:

  • The Ancient World: Rome
  • The Emergence of Europe: 500-1300
  • The Renaissance, 1300-1600 The Making of Russia in the Worlds of Byzantium, Mongolia, and Europe