Online Class: History's Greatest Conspiracies

In this course, we will examine some of the most influential conspiracy theories in history, dealing with some of the greatest historical events, such as the NASA Moon Landing, the assassination of John K. Kennedy, the horrific Tuskegee Experiments, top secret government programs, and even the conspiracy behind the Loch Ness Monster.

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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 23
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,250
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Throughout history there have been an inordinate number of monumental events, both good and bad, such as catastrophes, government coups, assassinations, great advances in science, economic depressions, and inventions that have changed our lives.  In virtually all of these events, peoples of the world have asked themselves if these events occurred naturally, as part of the natural cycle of the world's development, or if they have been planned in secret by a small group of people intent on hiding the truth. 

 

In this course, we will examine some of the most influential conspiracy theories in history, dealing with some of the world's most historic events, such as the NASA Moon Landing, the assassination of John K. Kennedy, the horrific Tuskegee Experiments, top secret government programs, and even the conspiracy behind the Loch Ness Monster. 

 

By its very definition, conspiracy means to form an "agreement" among people.  In this case, it is an agreement, usually, to deceive.  There are two views of history:  an accidental view and a conspiratorial view.  In the first view, people do not conspire to affect history.  In this view, catastrophes and other monumental events happen as a result of natural forces.  In the conspiratorial view, a small group of people exert their power to directly affect an outcome that will increase their power or benefit themselves in other ways.

Course Motivation

 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: The History and Evolution of Conspiracies

This lesson will discuss the definitions and origins of a conspiracy theory. Additional lesson topics: Appeal of Conspiracy Theories 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : ***TOP SECRET COMMUNICATION***
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: The History and Evolution of Conspiracies

Lesson 2: Moon Landing Conspiracies

Ever since the image of a man walking on the moon in 1969 was broadcast to millions of viewers, there are conspiracy theorists who believe that it never happened or, at least, never happened in the way it was portrayed. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: Moon Landing Conspiracies

Lesson 3: Roswell UFO Crash

In July of 1947, an incident over the airspace of Roswell, New Mexico, in the southwestern United States, would propel the most famous conspiracy theory on the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs. Additional lesson topics: What Really Happened in the Roswell Crash? 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A
  • Lesson 3 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: Roswell UFO Crash

Lesson 4: The Philadelphia Experiment

Many of us know famous scientists and inventors, such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, but not many people know much about Nikola Tesla, even though some of his experiments have led to the most ground-breaking discoveries in science. Additional lesson topics: The True Story of the Philadelphia Experiment; The Philadelphia Experiment 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A
  • Lesson 4 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: The Philadelphia Experiment

Lesson 5: The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail

The mystery and conspiracy behind the search for the Holy Grail has been told in countless books and publications over the last two centuries. Additional lesson topics: Secrets of the Freemasons; Knights Templar and the Holy Grail Legend; Connection between the Knights of Templar and the Freemasons 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A
  • Lesson 5 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail

Lesson 6: The Illuminati

On the back of an American one-dollar bill, there is an inscription that reads "Novus Ordo Seclorum," which is Latin for "a new secular order." This inscription, and its imagery, has sparked one of the most elaborate conspiracy theories in history. Additional lesson topics: What is the Illuminati conspiracy?; The Illuminati 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: The Illuminati

Lesson 7: John F. Kennedy's Assassination

There are very few events in American history that have created as many conspiracy theories as the assassination of the United States' 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Additional lesson topics: Mafia and JFK Assassination Video 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: John F. Kennedy's Assassination

Lesson 8: Global Warming

Global Warming is one the most misunderstood concepts for many people, especially in the United States, where the topic has become a political issue, just as much as a scientific phenomenon. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video A
  • Lesson 8 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Global Warming

Lesson 9: Princess Diana Murdered?

Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana, was arguably one of the most adored and beloved members of the British royal family in recent history. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A
  • Lesson 9 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Princess Diana Murdered?

Lesson 10: The Tuskegee Experiments

On July 25, 1972, the Washington Evening Star reported, "Syphilis Patients Died Untreated." Additional lesson topics: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video A
  • Lesson 10 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10: The Tuskegee Experiments

Lesson 11: The Loch Ness Monster

For years, the Loch Ness Monster has been the stuff of stories, tall tales, and even news headlines. 58 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video A
  • Lesson 11 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments; Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11: The Loch Ness Monster
384
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history and evolution of conspiracies.
  • Summarize moon landing conspiracies.
  • Summarize Roswell UFO crash.
  • Summarize The Philadelphia Experiment.
  • Summarize The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail.
  • Summarize The Illuminati.
  • Describe Kennedy's Assassination conspiracy theories.
  • Summarize global warming conspiracy theories.
  • Summarize Princess Diana murder conspiracy.
  • Summarize The Tuskegee Experiments.
  • Describe The Loch Ness Monster.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: History's Greatest Conspiracies
Course Number: 7550462
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (1,489 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: March 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Fun course! I had a great time with all of the conspiracies. And Mac was great as usual! I learned a lot about conspiracies that I had not heard of before...Overall, a great, fun course. I would recomend to anybody." -- Steven C.
  • "Mac is an amazing instructor and his ideas and comments are always helpful. I love his videos. It is fun to see an instructor get so excited about the lesson materials and sharing his insights." -- Diana C.
  • "I really enjoyed this class. I have learned quite a bit and enjoyed researching the subjects." -- Ginger H.
  • "The instructor was very helpful with giving feedback and was willing to answer questions." -- Sarah C.
  • "Mac is a very good instructor. Very interesting." -- Ron A.
  • "The instructor is awesome!" -- Heather E.
  • "Great course!" -- Kyle B.
  • "I loved this class!!!!! This class takes your mind to some very unnerving places." -- Lianne S.
  • "I felt the instructor was great. I appreciated the personalized comments he provided after I submitted my assignments." -- Sheena J.
  • "The instructor is on top of his game and is well versed in the history field. It was a pleasure to work with him." -- Randall M.