I know I’m late with an answer to this but I wanted to elaborate on Dr. Woods’s suggestions. I have tried to take the course in chronological order – meaning Western Civilization To 1500, then Western Civilization Since 1500, etc. I felt it would be less confusing for me that way.
I’d also like to add: Although the lessons are broken up in to what most would consider short segments (easier consumption with a busy schedule), you may be surprised at the amount of information the instructors can fit into that amount of time. And I don’t mean they’re “cramming” it in either. The lessons I have watched are just a natural flow of information. If you are like me, you may find yourself watching a video more than once in order to “take it all in”.