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Duration

8 hours

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Mode of learning

Online

Difficulty level

Beginner

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  • Flexible deadlines Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
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  • 100% online Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
  • Beginner Level
  • Approx. 10 hours to complete
  • English Subtitles: English
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  • This course is for anyone interested in conspiracy theories. Millions of people around the world believe in conspiracy theories like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, or that AIDS was deliberately created by governments and pharmaceutical companies, or that on September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center complex was downed not by airplanes, but by a 'controlled demolition' masterminded by the United States national security state.
  • What are we to make of these claims? What do they say about our societies? How do they impact history, or reflect larger historical trends? How do we understand the context of these ideas? And how do we understand them in relation to objectively confirmed conspiracies, of which there are at least as many? How do we know when a conspiracy has really happened, and cannot simply be dismissed as a 'theory'? We will grapple with these questions together through short videos, quizzes that will help you check your understanding of the material, discussion, and a final project in which you will create your own conspiracy theory.
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Curriculum

Introduction

Introduction

What is a Conspiracy?

Spotting Conspiracy Theories

Module 1 Quiz

Richard Hofstadter and the "Paranoid Style"

About Hofstadter

Module 2 Quiz

Protocols of the Elders of Zion

World War I

The Jews and the Protocols

The Protocols Exposed

Module 3 Quiz

World War I

Getting in to the War

WWI and its Dissenters

WWI Conspiracy Theories

Acknowledgments

Module 4 Quiz

JFK Assassination

Dealey Plaza

Oswald

The Warren Commission

The Garrison Trial

FAQ on JFK

Further Reading

Module 5 Quiz

Marilyn Monroe & Princess Diana Conspiracies

Introduction to Marilyn Monroe

Monroe Conspiracy Theories

Diana the Idol

Why Diana Conspiracies

Conspiracy Culture

Module 6 Quiz

Conclusion

How to create your own conspiracy theory

Conclusion

Final quiz!

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    May 25, 2024
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