Online courses on Western history
November 23, 2009 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Dr. E.L. Skip Knox teaches history at Boise State University. His online courses have dedicated websites with his lectures and plenty of supporting material. There are five, History of Western Civilization, covering the wide sweep of European history from ancient Athens to Copernicus, The Crusades, Europe in the Late Middle Ages, focusing on the the Renaissance, and Europe in the Age of Reformation. You can also go on a Virtual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in medieval times. Dr. Knox has written extensively about online teaching including a lecture called The Rewards of Teaching On-Line where he explains his methods and shares his experiences.
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posted by Kattullus at 12:21 PM on November 23, 2009

School of not-so-hard Knox.
posted by Abiezer at 1:00 PM on November 23, 2009

This is why I come here. Thank you.
posted by bravelittletoaster at 1:58 PM on November 23, 2009

Ditto. Thanks.
posted by daboo at 2:36 PM on November 23, 2009

huh, whaddya know? Something at Boise State besides blue carpet on a football field that is home to teams with surprisingly high national rankings.
posted by Cranberry at 3:58 PM on November 23, 2009

Only skimmed it so far, but thanks for this.
posted by arse_hat at 10:28 PM on November 23, 2009

Whoa, this is good.

This site is a fully virtual course offered for college credit through Boise State University. We have no physical classroom and the course is entirely asynchronous.

Brave! Virtuous!
posted by krilli at 9:35 AM on November 24, 2009

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