Couldn’t get into Yale—or couldn’t afford the tuition & fees if you did manage to get admitted? Now you can audit many Yale courses virtually, at OPEN YALE:
NOTE: History curriculum includes courses on American Revolution and Civil War, plus one I’ve got my eye on that’s called “Epidemics and Western Society Since 1600” (how could a disaster-loving genealogist resist such a title?). There’s also an “Introduction to Ancient Greek History” course that sounds interesting (no, I haven’t traced my clan back to Ancient Greece as yet, but who knows—it could happen!).