FYI. 2,000 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 December MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from The History of Rock: Part 1, offered by the University of Rochester.
- The Modern World: Global History since 1910 - University of Virginia on Coursera - December 3 (7 weeks)
- Science Literacy - How Solid Science Can Help You Save the World - Erasmus University Rotterdam on Coursera - December 3
- Leading the Life You Want - University of Pennsylvania on Coursera - December 3
- Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality - Monash University on FutureLearn - December 3
- History of Rock, Part One - University of Rochester on Coursera - December 3 (8 weeks)
- History of Rock, Part Two - University of Rochester on Coursera - December 3 (7 weeks)
- The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science - University of Groningen on FutureLearn - December 3
- From the Big Bang to Dark Energy - The University of Tokyo on Coursera - December 10 (5 weeks)
- Introduction to Philosophy - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - December 10 (7 weeks)
- Russian History: from Lenin to Putin - University of California, Santa Cruz on Coursera - December 10
- Jazz Improvisation - Berklee College of Music on Coursera - December 10 (6 weeks)
- The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2) - Wesleyan University on Coursera - December 10 (9 weeks)
- Introduction to Psychology - University of Toronto on Coursera - December 10 (8 weeks)
- Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity - University of Copenhagen on Coursera - December 17 (8 weeks)
- Positive Psychology - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Coursera - December 17 (6 weeks)
- How Music Can Change Your Life - University of Melbourne on Coursera - December 31
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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