During the past two days, our list of Free Online Movies has been getting some good exposure. And we've got no complaints. But while assembling the movie list, we were also busy putting together a list of 500 Free Online Courses from top universities. Here's the lowdown: This master list lets you download free courses from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, Harvard and UC Berkeley. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites. Right now you'll find 55 courses in Philosophy, 50 in History, 50 in Computer Science, 35 in Physics, and that's just beginning to scratch the surface. Most of the courses were recently produced. But, in some cases, we've layered in lecture series by famous intellectuals recorded years ago. Here are some highlights from the complete list.
- African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle – YouTube– iTunes – Clay Carson, Stanford
- Financial Markets 2011 - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site – Robert Shiller, Yale
- Growing Up in the Universe – YouTube – Richard Dawkins, Oxford
- Human Behavioral Biology – iTunes Video – YouTube – Robert Sapolsky, Stanford
- Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) – Download Course – Christine Hayes, Yale.
- Heidegger’s Being & Time – iTunes - Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley
- Introduction to Cosmology and Particle Physics – YouTube – Sean Carroll, Caltech
- Invitation to World Literature – Web Site - David Damrosch, Harvard
- iPhone Application Development in iOS5 - HD Video iTunes - Standard-Def Video iTunes - Paul Hegarty, Stanford
- Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? – YouTube - Web Site- Michael Sandel, Harvard
- Philosophy of Language – iTunes – John Searle, UC Berkeley
- Physics for Future Presidents – YouTube – Richard Muller, UC Berkeley
- Quantum Electrodynamics – Web Site - Richard Feynman, Presented at University of Auckland
- Science, Magic and Religion - iTunes - YouTube – Courtenay Raiai, UCLA
- The American Novel Since 1945 – YouTube – iTunes Audio – iTunes Video - Download Course – Amy Hungerford, Yale
- The Art of Living – Web Site – Team taught, Stanford
Visit this list of Free Courses for many more hours of free enrichment. Separately, you might also want to check out our collection of Free Language Lessons. It offers free lessons in over 40 languages.