Beyond IQ

World History to 1400CE (or so)

  • 04 Sep 2020
  • 18 Dec 2020
  • 16 sessions
  • 04 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 18 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 25 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 02 Oct 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09 Oct 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 16 Oct 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 23 Oct 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Oct 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • 06 Nov 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 13 Nov 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 20 Nov 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 27 Nov 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 04 Dec 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 11 Dec 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 18 Dec 2020, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • online
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Registration

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  • Only available to those whose sibling or child has registered!

    Please talk with me when choosing this option.

    Students choosing this option will have assignments and a final project or paper to complete to fulfill their commitment. They will get feedback and a chance to edit work.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE.
  • Students choosing this option will have assignments and a final project or paper to complete to fulfill their commitment.

    They will get feedback and a chance to edit work.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE.

    Students choosing this option will have assignments and a final project or paper to complete to fulfill their commitment. They will get feedback and a chance to edit work.

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Instructor: Josh Shaine

Fridays at 12:30 pm Eastern, 15 weeks, starting September 4th
(Does not meet on November 27th)


This will be a fast moving survey of world history, covering many centuries in far too short a period. There will be opportunities for side excursions into specific periods or events for interested students. Lots of reading/listening between sessions.

Homework will include lots of reading as well as some video­ watching. There is an additional component for those who wish to write papers or to do a project.

  1. What is History
  2. Prehistory to the Beginnings of History
  3. The Rise of Agriculture and Its Implications
  4. Money, Long Before Money
  5. Art
  6. City
  7. Religion
  8. Government
  9. Country
  10. Empire
  11. War, Religion, and Empire
  12. Invention
  13. Transportation and Trade
  14. Catastrophe and Survival
  15. One Person's Middle Ages is Another's What, Exactly?

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