FYI: 1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of March MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that piqued our interest. The trailer above comes from the Introduction to Philosophy, a course created by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Some courses officially got started a couple of days ago (circa March 5). But the train hasn't left the station. You can still jump on.
- Our Earth's Future - American Museum of Natural History on Coursera - March 5 (5 weeks)
- Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods - University of Pennsylvania on Coursera - March 5
- Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions - Higher School of Economics on Coursera - March 5 (9 weeks)
- Russian History: From Lenin to Putin - University of California, Santa Cruz on Coursera - March 5
- Moral Foundations of Politics - Yale University on Coursera - March 5 (8 weeks)
- Introduction to Philosophy - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - March 5 (7 weeks)
- Fundamentals of Graphic Design - California Institute of the Arts on Coursera - March 5 (4 weeks)
- The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1) - Wesleyan University on Coursera - March 5 (7 weeks)
- Introduction to Public Speaking - University of Washington on Coursera - March 5 (10 weeks)
- Music and Social Action - Yale University on Coursera - March 5 (9 weeks)
- Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors - University of Pennsylvania on Coursera - March 12 (4 weeks)
- The Writing Process - University of California, Berkeley on edX - March 19
Here's one tip to keep in mind: If you want to take a course for free, select the "Full Course, No Certificate" or "Audit" option when you enroll. If you would like an official certificate documenting that you have successfully completed the course, you will need to pay a fee.
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