Try History Classes for Free Online via UniversalClass!

Did you know… that Parkland Community Library cardholders can take classes from UniversalClass for free? Just use the letters “PCL” followed by your library card number to log in. 

Here are the details.

  • UniversalClass has a huge range of class offerings. 
  • Classes are available 24/7, so you can take them at your own pace, any time. 
  • Classes are video based.  
  • You can earn continuing education for the class by taking the online quizzes and completing assignments.
  • Or, you can choose to “video audit” the class and watch it without completing assignments. 

This month we’re highlighting classes in the History category.

Featured course: American History Review

Check out all the classes!

This course will guide you along a path of discovery as you learn how this nation was born, how its powerful Constitution formed, and how it struggled internally and externally as it learned and continues to learn the boundaries, dynamics, and relationships based upon the three ideals of liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness.

“I was extremely inspired by instructor. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I really enjoyed his help and his advice. Outstanding.”

– Wanda W.

There are 35+ History courses available, including:

  • American Civil War
  • American Government
  • American Heroes and Villains
  • American Revolutionary War
  • Ancient Civilizations 101
  • Celtic Mythology 101
  • Economics 101 and 201
  • Egyptian Mythology 101
  • Greek Mythology
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Twenty Women Who Changed American History
  • Vietnam War
  • World War I
  • World War II

You can find UniversalClass on our eResources page. You will need a Parkland Community Library card to log in and make an account. Use the letters “PCL” followed by your card number to log in. 

Want to learn more? If you enjoy video-based learning about history, we also have Great Courses via Hoopla, and a number of historical documentaries on DVD


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