History and World Culture FREE online Courses!


With the world becoming more interconnected every day, it can be beneficial no matter your career to have a good idea of the history of the world. The universities and online sources stated below offer FREE courses and learning materials that will help you to learn more about the history of the world. This will enable you to understand the political, social, and intellectual history that has shaped the modern world.

  • Notre Dame OpenCourseWare – FREE and open educational resources for students and self-learners throughout the world.
  • University of Washington’s OpenUW – the University of Washington offers a variety of FREE history-centric online courses.
  • World History HyperHistory – Offering more than 3000 years of World History with links to important historic figures and events of the world.
  • UC Irvine OpenCourseWare (Social Science) – UCI offers nearly 50 massive open, online courses at Coursera in a variety of formats: on-demand (anytime) or cohort-based. Highly recommended for working adults seeking to continue education.
  • American Digital History –A website offering learning materials to aid in discovering more about the history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.
  • Boston College Front Row (History) – This is a Web site offering FREE access through streaming media to tapes of cultural and scholarly events at Boston College.
  • MIT OpenCourseWare (History) – offering about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, European, East Asian, North American, and Middle Eastern history.
  • OpenLearn (Arts and Humanities) – This website offers FREE access to Open University course materials.
  • Bio’s Best – Offers the most popular biographies on notable historical figures.