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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. 


The second group of people believes that there is a conspiracy behind many events.  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 Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: The History and Evolution of Conspiracies

Lesson 2: Moon Landing Conspiracies

Lesson 3: Roswell UFO Crash

Lesson 4: The Philadelphia Experiment

Lesson 5: The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail

Lesson 6: The Illuminati

Lesson 7: John F. Kennedy's Assassination

Lesson 8: Global Warming

Lesson 9: Princess Diana Murdered?

Lesson 10: The Tuskegee Experiments

Lesson 11: The Loch Ness Monster

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

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

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment5
Lesson 1: The History and Evolution of Conspiracies9
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2: Moon Landing Conspiracies10
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3: Roswell UFO Crash10
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4: The Philadelphia Experiment10
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5: The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail10
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6: The Illuminati7
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7: John F. Kennedy's Assassination10
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8: Global Warming10
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9: Princess Diana Murdered?10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10: The Tuskegee Experiments10
Lesson 11 Assignment25
The Final Assignment25
Lesson 11: The Loch Ness Monster8
Total Points:384

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